Biography

Becky Probert is a Fine Art Photographer creating work exploring the areas of astrophysics and environmental science. She is interested in how lenses and technology such as space probes affect our perceptions of the universe, acting as both a translator and impediment to how we experience the other bodies in our solar system and beyond. Using both analogue and digital techniques, her images are created through a combination of astrophotography and exploration of details within commonplace items through a macro lens, using the camera as a conduit to open up doors to the possibilities of what exists in the vastness of space. Through exploring the science and the wonders of the cosmos on the larger scale we can gain a greater perspective and understanding of our own planet and its fragility, highlighting the true importance of looking after our environment and preserving the Earth for future generations.
She is currently based in Glasgow. 

Residencies

Return of the Light
Virtual Residency with Lumen Studios
25th March – 22nd July 2021

Watching the Sun
Virtual Residency with Mayes Creative
30th November – 4th December 2020

Ardrossan to Oban Expedition
Super/Collider and Sail Britain Residency
4th – 11th May 2019

Writing Skyscapes Workshop
Creative writing workshop with Nottingham Trent University
30th – 31st March 2019

Exhibitions

Ways of Seeing
Shutter Hub Group Exhibition spotlighting Women and Photography in Scotland
Online at shutterhub.org.uk
Large Scale Projection at Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow
29th October – 24th December 2020

The Fragile Ocean
Lumen Studios & St John on Bethnal Green, London
22nd – 24th November 2019

Landscape Photography Exhibition
The Glasgow Gallery of Photography, Glasgow
1st – 11th October 2019

Time to Think
Shutter Hub group exhibition at Festival Pil’ours, Festival international de photographie pour les femmes photographes professionnelles,
Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France.
1st July – 30th November 2019
24th July – 30th November 2020

Phos Open Call
Hosted by Tyro Collective, The Photo Parlour, Nottingham
30th April – 5th May 2019

Writing Skyscapes
Poetry produced as part of the ‘Writing Skyscapes’ workshop 30th-31st March 2019

Backlit Gallery, Nottingham
3rd – 14th April 2019

Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre, Nottinghamshire
15th – 28th April 2019

Shutter Hub Open
Shutter Hub Group Exhibition

Old Truman Brewery, London
4th – 9th October 2018

5&33 Gallery, Amsterdam
7th December 2018 – 21st January 2019

Because We Can!
Shutter Hub group exhibition at the Festival Pil’ours, Festival international de photographie pour les femmes photographes professionnelles,
Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France.
8th July – 31st August 2018

Artificial Things
Shutter Hub group exhibition, Art at the ARB, University of Cambridge, Cambridge
3rd November 2017 – 19th January 2018

Other Worlds
MA Fine Art/ Photography Graduate Show, The Annex, Calcutta House, The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Aldgate
8-16th September 2017

MA Interim Show
The Foyer, Central House, The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Aldgate
13th February – 5th March 2017

Awards

Budapest International Foto Awards 2020
Silver in Science: Other and Bronze in Fine Art: Abstract Categories for ‘The Silence of the Universe’

Artist Talks

London Independent Photography – Online Talk hosted by Jennifer Nash
3rd December 2020

RedEye Hothouse Manchester 2018, The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester
(Presenting Under Different Skies)
17th February 2018

Publications

Watching the Sun Residency Folio
Curated folio of work produced by all participants during the Watching the Sun Virtual Residency, to be housed in the Royal Astronomical Society library.
Published by Mayes Creative
May 2021

The Shape of Water
Self-published book
February 2021

Under Different Skies
Self-published book
November 2017

Review by Josie Purcell for the Shutter Hub Blog

Shutter Hub Close Up: Becky Probert – Under Different Skies, 8th March 2018

CLOSE UP: Becky Probert - Under Different Skies

Education

MA Photography, London Metropolitan University 2017
BA(hons) Design: Illustration, University of Plymouth 2004
Foundation in Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design 1998

Exhibition Gallery