Lakin McCarthy

Lakin McCarthy


Alison Jackson

Award-winning Photographer, Film-maker and Artist


Alison Jackson

British BAFTA and multi award-winning artist Alison Jackson explores the cult of celebrity culture as created by the media and publicity industries. She makes works about celebrities doing things in private using lookalikes.

Alison comments on the public's voyeurism, the power and seductive nature of imagery, and on their need to believe. Her work sits squarely in the middle of the current fake news, alternative facts or news debates. 

Her work has established a wide respect for her as an incisive, funny and thought-provoking commentator on the burgeoning phenomenon of contemporary celebrity culture.  It is exhibited internationally in galleries and museums attracting extensive interest in the press and on TV.

Alison trained in Fine Art Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art in London, and in Fine Art Photography at The Royal College of Art. 

She won a BAFTA for her BBC 2 series Doubletake (2002) and went on to make mockumentaries for Channel 4.

She has also published collections of her photographic work: Private (2004), Confidential (2008), Up the Aisle (2011), Private (2017).

She lives and works in London and is also an Ambassador for the Spinal Injuries Association (UK).