Christopher Mear (b. 1990) is an English photographer who studied at Staffordshire University (Foundation Degree in Arts, 2011). Mear uses his photography as a way to understand the social, economic and physical impact that the time of de-industrialisation, which coincided with his own lifetime, has had. His first book, Just Passing By, was published by Snibston Discovery Museum in 2014 who also organised his first solo exhibition a year earlier (2013).

Solo Exhibitions

  • 'Coalville', UK Young Artist City Takeover (Nottingham, UK), 2019
  • 'Disintegrating Histories', Snibston Discovery Museum (Leicestershire, UK), 2013

Group Exhibitions

  • 'Belonging', PhotoEast (Ipswich, UK), 2018
  • 'Making Waves', Carlisle Photography Festival (Carlisle, UK), 2013
  • 'Subject To Change', Free Range Art & Design show (London, UK), 2011
  • 'Catalogue', Free Range Art & Design Show (London, UK), 2010

Books & Publications

  • Coalville Photographed, self-published (Leicestershire, UK), 2016
  • Just Passing By, Snibston Discovery Museum (Leicestershire, UK), 2014


  • East West Art Award (London, UK), 2011
  • Free Range Art Award (London, UK), 2010


  • The Even Bigger Photography Exhibition (Derbyshire, UK), 2017 
  • The Rural Community Network (Tanzania, East Africa), 2011


  • Melbourne Arts Festival, 2016 - 2018 
  • Snibston Discovery Museum, 2014

Commercial Clients

  • National ForestCompany 
  • Woodland Trust
  • Fruit Routes
  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Mantle Arts
Using Format