Melanie Friend


MA Photography, London Institute (London College of Printing) (1999-2000, p/t)

BA (CNAA) Photography, Polytechnic of Central London (1984-88 p/t)) 


BA English Literature, University of York (1975-78)


Selected Solo Exhibitions                                                                            

The Home Front,Farleys Gallery (Lee Miller Archives), Sussex, UK, 2020                                                  

The Home Front,Ryerson Artspace and Gallery 310 (School of Image Arts, University of Ryerson), Toronto, Canada, 2018 

The Home Front,Sol Mednick Gallery, University of The Arts Philadelphia, USA, 2017

The Home Front,UH Galleries, HatfieldUK,2014-15 

The Home Front,DLI Museum and Art Gallery, Durham, UK, 2014 

The Home Front, Impressions Gallery, Bradford, UK, 2013 

Border Country,Gallery 44, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, Canada, 2010

Border Country,BCA Gallery Bedford, UK, 2010

Border Country,The Winchester Gallery, Winchester, UK 2008 

Border Country,Well Gallery, LCC, University of the Arts London, UK, 2008

Border Country,Belfast Exposed Photography, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2007-08 

The Guide,Hasselblad Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2001

Homes and Gardens: Documenting the Invisible,Hasselblad Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2001

Homes and Gardens: Documenting the Invisible, Houston Center for Photography, Texas, USA, 1998

Homes and Gardens: Documenting the Invisible,Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK, 1997

Homes and Gardens: Documenting the Invisible,University of Bradford Gallery, Bradford, UK, 1997

Homes and Gardens: Documenting the Invisible, Camerawork Gallery, London, UK, 1996

Mothers’ Pride,Cambridge Darkroom, 1990

Mothers’ Pride,F-Stop Gallery, Bath, 1989

Mothers’ Pride,Spectrum Women Photography Festival, London, 1988


Selected Group Exhibitions

 Radical Landscapes,Tate Liverpool 2022 (Greenham Common photographs) 

Photographing Protest: Resistance through a Feminist Lens, Four Corners, London 2022 (Greenham Common photographs)

 Generation War, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles Country, USA, 2019 (The Home Front)

A Green and Pleasant Land: British Landscape and the Imagination: 1970s to Now, Towner Art Gallery, UK, 2017-18 (The Home Front)

The System of Systems, GRACE, Athens, May 2017 (Border Country)

LOOK/15Liverpool International Photography Festival at Tate Liverpool, May 2015 (The Home Front)

You Are The Company In Which You Keepat Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, 2013 (The Home Front)

Street Fighting Man,James Hyman Gallery (Flash Projects), London W1, May 2011

Format Photographersat the National Portrait Gallery, London, January-July 2010

European Central Bank EuropePhotographic Award 2008: finalists’ show, Cologne and Frankfurt (Border Country)

Claustrophobia, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham 1998. Toured nationally & internationally. (Homes & Gardens: Documenting the Invisible

Houston Center for Photography, USA, 1998 (Homes & Gardens: Documenting the Invisible)

National Portrait Gallery, London: John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 2000

XX Art, London, 1994: Beyond the Front Linefour women photojournalists on war

Format women photographers, Watershed Gallery, Bristol, 1993

ICI photography Awards1992 (nominee). National Portrait Gallery, London

A Daughter’s View, Watershed Gallery, Bristol, 1991: toured UK 

 Silent Health: Women, Health and RepresentationCamerawork Gallery, London December 1990 – January 1991. Toured to 8 venues in UK & Ireland. (Prime of Life)




Science Museum Group (National Science and Media Museum)                                                                       The Hyman Collection (British Photography)
National Portrait Gallery, London