I am driven by the ‘documentary impulse’ – from photojournalism to portraiture and through a range of personal projects – my work reveals connections between the ordinary and extraordinary and explores the lived experiences of those whose stories are overlooked in a image saturated environment.

Formerly an academic, I spent twenty years teaching and researching on issues of international relations, peace and conflict. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Geographical Society and a member of Luneside Artists Studios.

In 2020 I was the recipient of AP Magazine and MPB’s Inaugural ‘Rising Star’ Bursary for my work documenting change in Svalbard and the high Arctic, and my academic and travel writing has been widely published in both academic and popular press.

Graeme’s project documenting the ecological impacts of climate change on the unique community that live in Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world, does what photography should – show the viewer what they think they know about in a different way, to inform and engage debate.” 

Peter Dench, AP Magazine