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Martin Toft M.A.
Born 1970 in Aarhus, Denmark
Lives and works in Jersey, Channel Islands

Autodidact photographer
1998-2000 MA Fine Art (by project), University of Portsmouth, UK
2002-2003 PGCE Art & Design (14-19), Institure of Education, University of London

Selected solo exhibitions
2005 Tableaux Vivant, Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
2000 Interventions, Platformen, Museet For Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
1999 Sat Ud! Hjemløs i London, Worker's Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
1998 Alienation, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London
1998 Smartmove, The House of Commons, London

Selected group exhibitions
2003 The Final Show, The Institute of Education, London
2002 Kiosk, The Kiosk Project, London

2001 Moving, The Grey Hound Artspace, London
2000 Fuzzy Logic, Ether Gallery, Southsea, Portsmouth
2000 Tracing Art, Portland Building, Portsmouth

1999 Enter iF You Can, Watershed Gallery, Bristol
1999 Ian Parry Award Exhibition, Tom Blau Gallery, London

Museet For Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark

Funding & grants
The Danish Home Office, The British Council, South West Arts, Hedorfs Fond, Crisis etc.

Freelance/ commissioned work

Editorial photography in popular media with client base in the UK and Europe.
National commissions, advertising and international projects for exhibition and publication in the corporate and public sector. Client list: The Independent, Essentials, anglodane magazine, Crisis, The Samaritans, (UK). Berlingske Tidende, Politiken, Jyllands-Posten, Femina, Billed-Bladet, Bazar, Vi Unge, (DK). Gøteborg-Posten, Vagabond Resetidende, (SE). Bergens Tidende, Adresse-Avisen, Stavanger Aftonbladet, (N).


2004-2013, Photography Tutor, Hautlieu School, Jersey, Channel Islands
2006-2011, Photography Tutor, Adult Education, Highlands College, Jersey, Channel Islands
2003 Artists-in-Residence, King Alfred School, North London
2003 Tutor Fine Art & Photography, Foundation Studies, University of Middlesex, London
2002 Art Teacher,, King Alfred School, North London
1999 Seminar and curating an exhibition with homeless people at Watershed Gallery, Bristol
1998 Photographic workshop for young homeless people living in winter-shelters in London

Selected bibliography/ catalogues/ articles
Andy Sibcy, 'Crisis, What Crisis?', August 5, 2005, Jersey Evening Post, Channel Islands
Mogens Damgaard, ‘Martin Toft was here’, April 9, 2000, Fyns Stiftidende, Denmark
Stig Olesen, ‘Til fods mod fronten’, March 12, 2000, Jyllands-Posten, Denmark
Mogens Damgaard, ‘Lang march mod friheden’, March 5, 2000, Fyns Stiftidende, Denmark
Heidi Vesterberg, ‘Fodtur gennem Europa’, March 3, 2000, Politiken, Denmark
‘Enter iF You Can’, Watershed (cat), July/Sept 1999 & Oct 1999
‘KulturNyt’ interview with Mette Scheuer, May 17, 1999, Danmarks Radio 1, Denmark
Peter Hartung, ‘Flugtbilleder’, May 15, 1999, The Liberal Press, Denmark
Anja Bertelsen, ‘En kritiker bag kameraet’, May 14, 1999, Jyllands-Posten, Denmark
‘Hjemløse i London’, May 13, 1999, Aalborg Stiftidende, Denmark
‘Sat Ud! Hjemløs i London’ (cat), Worker’s Museum, text: Anne-Lise walsted, No. 2,1999
Bente Bundgaard, ‘Londons gader blev hans hjem’ Dec 1998, Femina No. 53, Denmark
Niels-Victor Christiansen, ‘Den store reportage’, March 29, 1998, Jyllands-Posten, Denmark
Louise Jury, ‘There’s no place like home’, March 24, 1998, The Independent, UK
‘Under the Heavens/ Alienation’ (cat), Shakespeare’s Globe, text: Crisis, March 1998

Books (under preparation):
Interventions: A Walk across Europe to Kosovo, artist book, limited edition
Enter iF You Can, together with writer and author, Mark Piggott
Aotearoa / New Zealand: A Bold Experiment in Race Relations together with
writer, broadcaster and author, David Young, NZ.

Illustrated (among other):
'Homeless Factfile', 1999, Crisis, London - 'Volunteers Handbook', 1999, Crisis, London
'Changing Lives', 1998, Crisis, London - 'Words from the Streets', 1998, Crisis, London
'Closing the Bullring', 1998, Thames Reach, London.

Membership of Professional Bodies

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), London
Windh AB, Scandinavian Digital Photo-Agency, Stockholm