About

 

Based in Memphis, TN Abbey Bratcher recently completed her Master of Fine Arts in Photography in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Raised in the American South, Abbey is a commercial and Fine Art photographer. She has a passion for working with people to create compelling imagery that unfolds powerful stories. In addition to her commercial work Abbey actively creates awareness as it pertains to environmental concerns and the importance of wildlife for our present and our future. Her Fine Art works such as "Ambassadors" has been exhibited in Tennessee, Vermont, South Carolina, Minnesota, Virginia, and Berlin. Her most recent project “Phantom Parks” has been exhibited in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and featured in Pingyao International Photography Festival 2019 in China. Phantom Parks has also been published in RPS Journal and featured in Source Magazine Online.

To view more of Abbey's Fine Art projects visit abbeybratcher.com

Abbey has worked with non-profit organizations such as The Memphis Zoo, Elephants for Africa, The Memphis Grizzlies Foundation, and Girls Inc. of Memphis. Also, she has worked with Memphis Fashion Design Network creating editorial and advertising pieces and StyleBlue Print Memphis to promote local influential women.

Abbey is available for job opportunities and freelance projects.

 

Education

MFA, Ulster University Belfast School of Art, Belfast NI, Distinction, 2017-2019

Ulster University Belfast School of Art Deans List, 2018-2019

Memphis College of Art, Magna Cum Laude, Memphis, TN,2017

BFA in photography, 2017

Minor in Art History, 2017

Memphis College of Art Deans List, 2014-2017

Professional Experience

Abbey Bratcher Photo, 2014-Current

Gallery and Exhibition Intern, Belfast Exposed Gallery, Spring 2019

Ulster University, Belfast, Photography Teaching Assistant, 2018-2019

Ulster University, Jordanstown, Residential Assistant, 2018-2019

Masters of Fine Art Student Representative, Ulster University, 2018-2019 

Painting with a Twist, 2014 - Current

Marketing and Staff Photographer Intern, Memphis Zoo, 2018

Summer Camp Dark Room Instructor, Memphis College of Art, 2018

Photography Community Education Teaching Assistant, Memphis College of Art, 2017 

Memphis Fashion Design Network Intern, 2017

The Memphis Grizzles Foundation, Externship, 2016

Commissions

Archimania, Methodist Healthcare’s offices at Crosstown, Memphis, TN December 2017

“Boy Erased” | Unerased Film, Inc., 2017

Memphis Zoo, Art for Elephants Fundraising for Elephants for Africa, October 2016, 2017, 2018 (Gifted Prints)        

StyleBlueprint Magazine, April-September 2017

AAZK's Wine for Rhinos, Fundraising for Rhino Conservation & Research, Memphis, TN              July 2017 & 2018 (Gifted Print)

Desoto County Law Enforcement Motorcycle Rodeo, 2017

4 Memphis Magazine, 2017

Girls Inc. Events 2016-2018

Literacy is Key, 2015-2016

Three Dog Bakery, 2015-2016

Honors & Awards

RDS (Royal Dublin Society) Visual Arts Award, Long-listed Artist, 2019

Belfast Exposed Nominee, The Arab British Centre, Making Marks: Creating Connections from Britain to Kuwait, 2019

Director's Choice, Best Series, Praxis Gallery, Mono-Kromatik, 2018

Honorable Mention, Photographers Forum, 2018

International Postgraduate Scholarship, 2017

Honorable Mention, Photographers Forum, 2017

Dr. Thomas Stern Memorial Prize in Photography, 2016

Viewbug Staff Winter Selection, 2015

Exhibitions + Features

Pingyao International Photography Festival 2019, Showcasing UK Graduate Photography, Pingyao, China, 2019

Belfast Exposed Gallery, Post Truth, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2019

Praxis Gallery, Mono-Kromatik, Minneaopolis, 2018

Specto Art Space, PORTRAITURE, Bridgewater, Virginia, 2018

Editors Pick, Black and White, The Independent Photographer Annual Exhibition, 2018

SE Center of Photography, Shades of Black and White, Juried by Susan Burnstine, 2018

Eigenheim Gallery, Berlin, The Independent Photographer Annual Exhibition, Black and White, 2017

Rust Hall Main Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Best in Class, 2017

Rust Hall Main Gallery, Memphis College of Art, BFA, 2017 

West Memorials , Memphis, TN, Killin' it, 2017

Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury Vermont, Composed, Juried by Sam Abell, 2017

Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury Vermont, Animalia, Juried by Traer Scott, 2016

The Box Gallery, The University of Memphis, The Best of Memphis, Juried by Lauren Kennedy, 2016

The Play House of The Square, Nice France, 2016

The Brode Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Portraits, 2016

The Brode Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Light, 2016

The No Exit Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Analog, 2015

 

Publications

Source Magazine, Online, Graduate Photography, 2019

Royal Photographic Society (RPS) Journal, July 2019

Mr. Ulster, article, Belfast Exposed Exhibition Talk: Post Truth: The New Normal of the Undefined, Abstract, and Make Believe, 2019

Mono-Kromatik, Praxis Gallery, 2018

StyleBlue Print Online Magazine, 2018

Junior Magazine, 2018

Photographers Forum,  2018

Dodho Online Magazine, 2017 

Independent Photographer, Talent of the Year, Black and White, 2017

Photographers Forum, 2017

RSVP Magazine, June 2017

StyleBlue Print Online Magazine, 2017

4 Memphis Magazine, April 2017

Photo Place Gallery, Composed, 2017

Photo Place Gallery, Animalia, 2016

Visiting Artist Lectures:

Belfast Exposed Gallery Artist Talk, Post Truth, 2019

University of Brighton, Photography and the Constructed Environment, 2018

 

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