James Bentley

BA (Hons) Photography

Leaving the Narrow Gate (2021)

James Bentley is a fine art documentary photographer from the South West of England specialising in traditional and arcane photographic processes. His documentary work covers topics such as mental health in his family, and his experience of leaving religion during his adolescence, telling personal and universal stories which aim to create a space for reflection and introspection. Bentley's work with historic photographic processes is driven by a love for the materiality of the photograph with the aim of ensuring the posterity of some of photography's first techniques, exploring the relationship between arcane processes and contemporary photographic ideas.

Leaving the Narrow Gate (2021)
Leaving the Narrow Gate (2021)
Oss (2019)
Documents of Diagnosis (2018)
Documents of Diagnosis (2018)