Gerry Atkinson is a photojournalist who has worked on a variety of projects. In the 1990’s she started recording the Thatcher era of political protests and demonstrations throughout London.
She travelled for eighteen months with an NGO to remote regions in the Cordillera Mountains in the Philippines recording the lives of indigenous women for an audiovisual ‘Weaving our own Dreams’. A love of travel took her to the Coromandel region of New Zealand for four years working for newspapers, recording daily life and events. On returning to London she organised a collaborative project with people with complex mental health problems to produce ‘Through the Lens’ documentary photography exhibition.
Gerry Atkinson studied at Leicester University, the London College of Communication and the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in England, the Philippines and New Zealand and her work has been published in newspapers, magazines and brochures and is held in private collections.
Her MA research on social documentary photography in 2010 led to production of a book and series of her work ‘Shades of Other Lives’ , a documentary series of windows at night, developed in reference to Labour Party comments that “We are all middle class now”.