Martin Seeds is an artist from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He studied at The University of Brighton where he now teaches photography. He is a trustee of Brighton Photo Fringe and co-founder of Niagara Falls Projects.
Seeds' practice is shaped by his upbringing in Northern Ireland. Personal narratives, the relationship to place, politics, conflict, sameness and difference, diaspora and myth are underlying themes that recur and interconnect in his work. As part of his practice he experiments with combinations of analogue and digital imaging technologies to draw attention to the complex and conflicting experiences of identity, history and culture.
Exhibitions
2019 - Masks & Disagreements, Format Festival. Derby, UK
2018 - Masks, Sluice HQ, London UK
2018 - New Works, Niagara Falls Projects, Brighton, UK

2017 - Assembly, Irish Culture Centre, Paris, France
2016 - Assembly, The Regency Town House Brighton, UK
2016 - Assembly,  University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton, UK
2015 - Alternative Ulster,  PhotoMonth London Photo Festival, London UK
2015 - Alternative Ulster,  Cork Photo Festival, Ireland.

2014 - Selected works: Alternative Ulster / I have troubles[...],  Vantage Point, Brighton, UK
2014 - 5 studies of Tim, Create Gallery, Brighton, UK
2014 - Residency exhibition,  Woodstock, Ulster Country, New York, USA
2014 - Birds Over Stormont publication,  Tokyo Institute of Photography, Japan

2012 - The Photographers Gallery, Fresh Faced & Wild Eyed, London UK

Curated Projects at Niagara Falls Projects
2018 - Celestial Body, Spiritual Earth Joseph Long 
2018 - Is this wet p*$$¥ remix no get enemy, nothing like this love that I’m feeling, Irvin Pascal 
2017 - E2 - E4, Jacob Clayton
2017 - She, Melissa Campbell

Text / Features / Interviews
Yet Magazine issue 10
PhotoWorks showcase #2
LensCulture highlight
Featured in '9213' celebrating 21 years of photography at the University of Brighton
LAW magazine. Issue 2
FILE magazine CITYLIKEYOU feature
Finds. Preston is my Paris
LenScratch
PHOTO+ magazine, vol.16. 
Photoworks showcase #1
Self Publish Be Happy - book to come
Photoworks review of ‘I have troubles[…]’
The Independent Photobook Blog,
Playground Magazine Issue 1.
Jotta review
Selections, Awards, Nominations
2018 - Danny Wilson Memorial Award – Professionals Choice
2017 - Magnum Graduate Award Winner
2015 - Nominated for the Magnum Graduate Photography Award
2014 - Short-listed for the Brighton Photo Fringe Danny Wilson Memorial Award
2014 - Selected for an artist residency in New York at AIR Byrdcliffe
2011  - Wallpaper* 2011 Graduate Directory
2011  - Tom Buckeridge Photography Prize



Publications
Birds Over Stormont, Self Published, 2013
Where Will You Spend Eternity. Vol.1, Self-Published, June 2011

Disagreements, 2018