Hazel utilises the camera as a tool to enable her to communicate both communal and personal discussions. Her previous work has fallen into two key themes; social limitations and expectations, and the function of man-made spaces. These projects have been an attempt to surface the nature of human behaviour. Her most recent projects take this search for the inner-self to a new level, through engaging with the wilderness.
Her work has been exhibited in many UK galleries, including the AOP Gallery in London (2009), The Lewis Gallery in Rugby (2014) and as part of the Warwick Open Studios (2014). Her most recent project ‘Space ----- My ----’ will be exhibited as part of the Format Festival in Derby (March 2019). Hazel has curated a range of exhibitions, including co-founding the curatorial collective Hemera in 2013.
She has studied BA(hons) Photography at Blackpool and the Fylde College (2006-2009) and undertook a Mlitt History of Photography at St Andrews University (2012-2013). She is a qualified lecturer currently teaching across a range of levels at North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, including delivering on the BA(Hons) Visual Media, in affiliation with Coventry University.
Hazel is a passionate researcher and writer, and is a regular contributor to the online magazine Photomonitor. Her personal research focuses on the complex relationship between photography and time.
Hazel Simcox, Chamonix, July 2018