Chair, Board of Trustees
Michael is a founding member of Nottingham Studios Group and a couple of years ago completed a year long residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York. Following his residency in New York, Forbes was on the exhibition, Next Generation: Contemporary American Photography at Pasinger Fabrik and Amerika Haus in Munich. Michael was elected as Chair of the Board of Trustees in 2016.
Michael graduated in Photography at Nottingham Trent University in 1998, and his practice includes Photography, Painting and Installations. His work is influenced by the historical relationship between Europe and Africa and the influence this has had on world history and contemporary life. The Black Diaspora plays an important part in his everyday thinking in many arenas, such as Social & Political issues around Education, Poverty, Race and Racism. Other factors included in his work comprise of Masculinity, Fashion, Wealth, Beauty and the nature of Success.