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Current Businesses:

A Thin Place
Go Montgenevre
Snow Cab
Snow Holiday
Spoon Customs
Its Your Venue

Education:

University of Bedfordshire: Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP)

University of Bedfordshire: MA Art & Design. Awarded Distinction.

University of Bedfordshire: (Ba) Hons Photography & Video Art. Awarded 1st Class Degree & ‘Best student in department’.

Cricklade College, Andover (A Levels): Art (A), Photography (A), Media (B), Awarded ‘Excellence in education’.

 

Selected Exhibitions and Displays: 

Exhibition: A Thin Place group show "Film Strip" January 2014 

Exhibition: "Peace for Luton" Luton Art December 2013 - Won the Murry Barford Prize

Display: "Underground Rivers" showing "Light in the Darkness" Luton Library & Theatre. November 2012

Exhibition: "Fragmentations & Cohesions", Departure Lounge gallery. October - November 2012

Exhibition: ">Import Export>" group show at the Gallery Space, UOB October 2012.

Exhibition: art6 group show in the crypt gallery St Martins in the Field. October 2012.

Exhibition: Solo exhibition in Ismail Khayat Gallery, Iraq. June 2012

Display: "Peace for Luton" painted mountain performance and sculpture, Iraq. June 2012.

Exhibition: “Iraq – The Forgotten Story” Blaenau Gwent, Wales. March – May 12

Exhibition: The Re Show, Out of the Darkness Showroom. 11th – 25th Nov 11

Exhibition: “New Day” The Studio, Norfolk Showground Aug 11

Exhibition: “Iraq – The Next Step” The Hat Factory July 11

Exhibition: “Iraq – Amna Suraka” UCMK Gallery. March 11

Exhibition: “Light in the Darkness” University of Bedfordshire Corridor Gallery Sep –Nov 10

Exhibition: “Light in the Darkness” High Town Art for All Sep –Nov 10

Exhibition: “Newday” The Studio, Norfolk Showground.Aug 10

Exhibition: “Light in the Darkness” The hat factory gallery, July 2010

Permanent Display: “Luton Our Story & Lutopia” ABC Cinema George Street Luton. May10 +

Exhibition: “Luton Hoo Exhibition”- Luton Hoo walled Garden Estate May 10

Exhibition: “Guerilla Galleries” - The Arndale Shopping Centre, The Market Hall & The Uni of Beds. April -May 10

Exhibition: “Guerilla Galleries” House gallery group exhibition. April10

Exhibition: “Luton Art 09” Wardown Park Museum & Art Gallery Nov 09 - Jan 10

Exhibition: Luton Arts Festival Market Hall Gallery Oct 09 -Jan 10

Permanent Display: “Lutopia (Airport)” London Luton International Airport. Oct 09 +

Exhibition: “Lutopia (Town)” Dimensions Exhibition Space

Exhibition: “Iraq- The Forgotten Story” Museum of St Albans Sept 09 - Jan 10

Exhibition: “New Day” The Studio, Norfolk Showground. Aug 09

Exhibition: “Amna Suraka” University of Bedfordshire. Jun 09

Exhibition: “B:Unit” The Mall, Arndale Shopping Centre Luton May - Jun 09

Exhibition: “Gallery Event” Summer at High Wycombe. Artist Led Initiative. Jun 09

Exhibition: “Iraq- The Forgotten Story” The Hat Factory May - Jun 09

Permanent Display: “Lutonian Life” Luton Central Library & Theatre. April 08 +

Exhibition: “Iraq - A New Face” The Greenhouse Gallery April - May 09

Exhibition: “Gallery Event” Winter at High Wycombe. Artist Led Initiative. Dec 08

Exhibition: “My Backyard 4” London Photographic Association. London Gallery Nov 08 -Jan 09

Exhibition: “Lutopia (Airport)” London Luton International Airport. Nov -Jan 08

Exhibition: BYC “SnapShot 60” The Houses of Parliament Nov-Dec 08

Permanent Display: “Gardens” Couture Cafe, SDC Jul 08

Exhibition: “Lutopia (Town)” The Gallery, Luton Central Library & Theatre. Jul - Nov 08

Permanent Display: “Life’s Journey” Stockwood Discovery Centre. Jul 08 +

Exhibition: “Fake Modern” The Hat Factory. May 08Exhibition: "Lutopia (Town)" The Hat Factory. May 08

Exhibition: "Multi-cultural" Wardown Park Museum. Nov 07

Exhibition: "Shoot Nations" - Photo Fusion, London. 13-17th Nov 07

Display: “About Here” University of Bedfordshire. Nov 07

Permanent Display: “Reminiscing” United Nations Headquarters NY. Aug 07 +

Display: Wardown Park Museum. Jul 07Exhibition: "Images of Luton" - Direct Art Ltd. Jun 07

Permanent Display: The Bridge Community Building. May 06

Permanent Display: Cricklade Library. July 05

Exhibition: "Huge" - Cricklade College. June 05

Permanent Display: The Orange Room. July 05

Exhibition: "Private View" - Cricklade College. Jun 04

Exhibition: "Art for Mercy" - The Bridge Community Building. Nov. 03

  

Selected Publications:

“Limelight” Interview March 2013

The Print Space Blog 2012. http://www.theprintspace.co.uk/blog/ben-hodson/

“Life” University of Bedfordshire Magazine. January 2012

“Digital Photographer” Issue 110 2011 - 6 page spreads, interview and my current work.

DLIFLC - Technology Integration Division, _eld support manuals for Iraq. Aug 2009

linternaute Magazine - The rise and fall of Saddum Hussain. This online magazine reaches 15 million readers each month

(Nielsen – Netratings, Jan 2009).

Annual report - Community Engagement, London Luton International Airport. 2008

“Life” University of Bedfordshire Magazine. January 2009

“LPA” London Photographic Association Website and Magazine. Interview and example work. November 2008

“Achieve More” Magazine April 2008

“Digital Photographer” Issue 67 (page 66 & 67) March 2008 - Two page spread, interview and my current work.

“The Photographer” (page 3) December 2007

“Life” University of Bedfordshire Magazine. Front Cover

Ben has been published numerous times in The Herald & Post, Luton News, Luton On Sunday, Dunstable Gazette, The

Andover Advertiser, and The Advertiser Midweek.

 

Awards & Competitions:

Murry Barford Prize - Luton Art 2013/2014

Rising Star Awards - Finalist. Enterprising Award/ Best New Company/Best Company 2012 

Best new company (under 50)  FSB awards finalist 2012

Community Businessman of the Year. Luton Best of awards 2011.

Future 100 award. National competition for recognising the next generation of entrepreneurs. 2011

Best Student in Art & Design - University of Bedfordshire 09

The British Youth Council “Snap Shot 60” Highly Commended.

London Photographic Association. My Backyard 4 -Silver Medal Winner.

Shoot Nations 2007 - Final Short list and light-box display.

Luton First Photography Competition - Winner 2007.

Shoot Experience Winner - September 07 Competition

Excellence in Education Award - Cricklade College