About Me


Graduating with distinction at MA level in Photography in 2019 from the University of Central Lancashire, Mathison also achieved a  First-Class BA Hons degree in Photographic Media in 2017 from Blackburn College.   In 2018 she was diagnosed with womb cancer but still managed to complete her PGCE the same year.

Mathison has been a freelance photographer since 2009. Her personal practice is centred around documentary photography, including the representation and the familiar of everyday individuals, communities and places, reflecting on society from varying points including suffering change and loss. She is interested in the vestige of human life and space, recording images around the Anthropocene, social housing, gentrification, and human sociocultural identity.  

She likes to experiment, building and adapting her equipment to enable her to mix and produce hybrid analogue and digital works. 

She also likes to collaborate with individuals & communities in terms of representation and place, questioning how co-authorship and produced photography, creates greater narratives and representations of our shared society and place.

She also works as a part-time hourly paid lecturer at the Blackburn College.


With over 27 years experience of providing excellent Project Management and Customer Service, I deal with challenging situations professionally whilst doing what I truly love, photography. 

Her clients include Nigel Howarth - Ribble Valley Inns, Co-op Foods UK, British Homing World, National Lottery Good Causes,  Wickes,  Refinery Media Group, Boomerang Media,  BAe Systems, Dulux Paints, Mrs Dowsons Ice Cream, Key Agent Property, Neales Waste, Miss Transgender UK, Bashall Barn  and MacDonald Hotels.

She has had work published with Woman & Home Magazine, Cat Magazine, British Homing World, Brides up North Magazine and many more.

Work with Me

Have an upcoming project? I'd love to collaborate with you! 

Get in touch with me using my contact form to discuss rates, scheduling and more.

Exhibitions, Current, Upcoming and Previous

All images © 2017 Karen Mathison, no use without permission. Thank you
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