The Valleys exhibition, featuring work by more than 60 artists, runs at National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, from 25 May - 3 November 2024. (Photograph by Bruce Davidson).

Photographs from the series Shankly will be exhibited as part of the 20th edition of Photaumnales festival this autumn in Beauvais, France. The festival runs from 16th September to 31st December 2023

Ken Grant and Tracy Marshall-Grant will present a lecture at Stills gallery, Edinburgh on Thursday 17th August 2023. 

Ken Grant will be in conversation with David Moore at The Centre for British Photography, London on Tuesday May 2nd at 6pm The event is free but booking is required.

The link to the Nearest Truth episode number 352, a conversation with Brad Feuerhelm, Tracy Marsh-Grant and Ken Grant can be found here.

Ken Grant will take part in a public talk with Martin Parr on the life and work of the photographer Chris Killip at The Photographer's Gallery on Friday 28th October 2022

Ken Grant will take part in a panel discussion at BOP 2022 on Sunday 9th October to coincide with the publishing of Chris Killip 1946-2020, the retrospective monograph on the life and work of Chris Killip. He will be joined by Matthew Killip, Mary Halpenny-Killip, Tracy Marshall-Grant and the book's designer Niall Sweeney. Martin Parr will chair the discussion. 

Over the last year, Ken Grant has worked with Tracy Marshall-Grant on the retrospective exhibition and book about the photographer Chris Killip. Ken has also edited the Thames & Hudson monograph and written 4 essays about Killip's life and work. The book also includes essays by Greg Halpern, Lynsey Hanley and Amanda Maddox. It will be published on October 6th 2022, to coincide with the exhibition at The Photographer's Gallery, London

Ken Grant has been included in the exhibition that opens James Hyman's new gallery at 48/50 Maddox Street, London. The exhibition, Telling Stories: Picture Post and its legacy, runs from 29th March - 15th May 2022. The exhibition features work by Shirley Baker, Bill Brandt, Anna Fox, Ken Grant, Brian Griffin, Bert Hardy, Nigel Henderson, Paul Hill, Thurston Hopkins, David Hurn, Kurt Hutton, Colin Jones, Dafydd Jones, Chris Killip, Karen Knorr, Marketa Luskacova, Roger Mayne, Daniel Meadows, Jim Mortram, Martin Parr, Charlie Phillips, Tony Ray-Jones, Paul Reas, Grace Robertson, Jo Spence, Wolfgang Suschitzky, Homer Sykes, Jon Tonks.

Benny Profane will be exhibited at Chiostri di San Pietro, in Reggio Emilia as part of Fotografia Europea 2022 in Italy this spring. The festival, curated by Tim Clark and Diane Dufour, includes the series alongside exhibitions by Mary Ellen Mark, Carmen Winant, Seiichi Furuya, Jonas Bendiksen and others. A public event will be held on Sunday 1st May at noon. The exhibitions run from 29th April - 12th June 2022

Ken Grant is included in the touring exhibition, curated by Ralph Goertz, Facing Britain

British documentary photography since the1960s. It can be seen at:

27 Sep - 24 Nov 2020 / Museum Goch

3 Sep 2021 - 9 Jan 2022 / Kunsthalle Darmstadt

20 Feb - 1 May 2022 / Mönchehaus Museum Goslar

16 June - 18 Sept / Museum for Photography Krakow

Ken Grant has written the introduction to Noel Bowler's new book, Above the Fold. The book is illustrated and available from Noel's website

Ken Grant will lead a conversation with artists Helen Sear and Robert Darch on Saturday 25th September 2021 at the launch of Helen and Robert's joint show Turn to Return at 14.00pm. This is a free but ticketed event, with limited places. Tickets can be reserved here.

Ken Grant will be giving an Online Talk on Zoom to coincide with Island Life at Bristol Museum on 9th September 2021.

Ken Grant, Untitled, Liverpool 2017, is included in Room to Grow  an outdoor exhibition at Windmill City Farm. Open from 18 June 2021 as part of Bristol Photo Festival

The show Island Life, curated by Julia Carver from the Parr Foundation collection, will open at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery on May 18th 2021 and run until 3rd January 2022.

The Guardian Newspaper Online has a feature on the forthcoming Martin Parr Foundation collection exhibition. It can be found here 'Island Life' will open at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery on May 18th  2021 and run until 3rd January 2022

Ken Grant has written the introductory essay, Paper folds, for Noel Bowler's forthcoming book, Above the fold,  due later in 2021. 

Ken Grant was invited to record an episode for The Nearest Truth website with Brad Feuerhelm. It can be accessed here

A review of the book Benny Profane 'Benny Profane and the right to refuse' can be read here:  American Suburb X.

From the Book Benny Profane, published by RRB Publishing, 26 July 2019.

Ken Grant was interviewed by Ben Smith for the A Small Voice podcast. The interview can be found here.

Ken Grant took part in a brief Sofa Session with Martin Parr which is now available on the Foundation's website. It can be reached here.

Ken Grant's work from Benny Profane is included in the 'Facing Britain' exhibition at Museum Goch. Other Photographers included are: John Bulmer, Rob Bremner, Thom Corbishley, Robert Darch, Anna Fox, Judy Greenway, Mohamed Hassan, Paul Hill, David Hurn, Barry Lewis, Markéta Luskačová, Kirsty Mackay, Niall McDiarmid, Daniel Meadows, Peter Mitchel, Tish Murtha, John Myers, Jon Nicholson, Kevin O’Farrell, Martin Parr, Mark Pinder, Paul Reas, Simon Roberts, Syd Shelton, Dave Sinclair, Homer Sykes, Jon Tonks

The catalogue for Isabelle Bonnet's 'Home Sweet Home' exhibition will be available to accompany the show, which opens 1st July 2019 at La Rencontres Internationale de la Photographie in Arles France. Work by the following photographers will be included:  Ed Alcock (1974), Dana Ariel (1983), Keith Arnatt (1930-2008), Laura Blight (1985), Juno Calypso (1989), Natasha Caruana (1983), Mark Cawson (1959-2018), Edmund Clark (1963), John Paul Evans (1965), Anna Fox (1961), Ken Grant (1967), Anthony Haughey (1963), Tom Hunter (1965), Sarah Jones (1959), Peter Kennard (1949), Neil Kenlock (1950), Karen Knorr (1954), Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen (1948), Chris Leslie (1974), Stephen McCoy (1956), Iain McKell (1957), Michael McMillan (1962), Daniel Meadows (1952), David Moore (1961), John Myers (1944), Martin Parr (1952), Magda Segal (1959), Andy Sewell (1978), David Spero (1963), Eva Stenram (1976), Clare Strand (1973), Colin Thomas (1950), Gee Vaucher (1945), Gillian Wearing (1963). 

A new monograph of Ken Grant's work, Benny Profane, will be published in the late Spring by RRB Publishing. 

As part of the Look Photo Biennial, Ken Grant will exhibit work at the Williamson Museum and Art Gallery in the Group Show 'Distinctly', alongside work by Chris Killip, Kirsty Mackay, Robert Darch, John Myers, Martin Parr, Marketa Luskacova, Daniel Meadows and Elaine Constantine. The show will run from 27th September to 24th November 2019.

Ken Grant will exhibit work from the book 'A Topical Times for These Times' at the L'Oeil Urbain Festival of Photography in Corbeil-Essonnes, France from 5th April to 19th May 2019. He will make a presentation as part of the opening weekend, on Saturday 6th April 2019. 

As part of the major group exhibition 'Home Sweet Home', Ken Grant will exhibit work as part of the Rencontres Internationale de la Photographie at Arles France. Curated by Isa Bonnet, the show is a major survey of photography and the British interior since the 1970s . it will be accompanied by a catalogue published by Textuel (Paris). The festival will run from 1st July to 22nd September 2019.

Ken Grant will exhibit at the Pingyao Photography Festival as part of the show Distinctly. Curated by Tracy Marshall, the show includes work by Martin Parr, Chris Killip, Daniel Meadows, John Myers, Markéta Luskačová, Tish Murtha, Ken Grant, Paul Seawright, Niall McDiarmid, Robert Darch, Elaine Constantine, and Kirsty MacKay  

Ken Grant, along with Stuart Cosgrove, David Chandler and Val Williams has contributed an essay to Paul Reas's retrospective monograph. Designed and published by Stu Smith, it will be launched at Paris Photo in November 2018

The latest edition of Hotshoe Magazine will include a portfolio by Ken Grant. Put together by Stanley Barker, issue 202 contains folios by Martin Parr, Tom Wood, Anna Fox, John Myers, Paul Graham, Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon, Chris Killip, Sunil Gupta, Dafydd Jones, Shirley Baker, Ken Grant, Homer Sykes snd Chris Steele-Perkins

Ken Grant will exhibit as part of the Sportfoto festival, taking place in Lille France from 6th September - 4th November 2018

The show New Brighton Revisited, featuring three photographers -Martin Parr, Ken Grant and Tom Wood- who each lived in New Brighton, Merseyside for an early phase of their careers, was exhibited at the Sailing School Gallery, Marine Point New Brighton between 14th July and 25th August 2018. Features on the exhibition include a feature by Diane Smyth for the British Journal of Photography, an essay by Colin Pantall in Vogue Italia and two features for the Guardian and the Observer

Tom Seymour interviewed Ken Grant for the Any Answers feature, published 12th July 2018, in the British Journal of Photography

Ken Grant will exhibit photographs from his football series as part of the show Common Ground at Albert Dock, Liverpool. The 3 person show will also feature work by Tom Wood and Tabitha Jussa will run 14th June - 16th July 2018

Ken Grant's series A Topical Times for These Times will be represented in the survey show About the North at Newcastle's Side Gallery. It will run from Fri 22 June 2018 - Sun 9 September 2018

Ken Grant will be in conversation with Marketa Luskacova at the Martin Parr Foundation event British Photography from the 70s on Saturday 21st April 9.30-4.30 (Photography courtesy of the Martin Parr Foundation

A short film, made by Percy Dean was commissioned to coincide with the Ken Grant's inclusion in the exhibition North: Fashioning Identity at Somerset House, London 8th November 2017 -4th Feb 2018. The exhibition, curated by Lou Stoppard and Adam Murray was accompanied by a catalogue. 

Ken Grant's photograph, 'Birkenhead Park Mothers, 1993' will be used as part of the design work by Pascal Blua for the song 'Josephine' by the great Liverpool song writer Michael Head. A video for the song, to be released in June 2017, featuring the cover photograph and archive materials of the city of Liverpool can be seen here

Ken Grant will be doing a talk and Book Signing at Micamera Gallery and Bookshop in Milan, Italy at 7pm on Wednesday June 7th 2017. Books available include A Topical Times for These Times and No pain whatsoever. More information can be found via the Micamera website

A selection of landscape photographs from 'A Topical Times for These Times' was featured on Monday 22nd August 2016 in the 'Cities' section of the Guardian Newspaper's website. It can be found here.

Ken Grant will be Connor Phillips guest on Radio City Talk radio on Tuesday 16th August 2016, from 5pm, talking about Photography and football. 

Ken Grant will be signing copies of No Pain Whatsoever with Gosta Flemming at the Journal table for Cosmos Books/ Rencontres D'Arles on Thursday July 7th at 18.00hrs. On Friday July 8th RRB Publishing will launch A Topical Times for these Times: A Book of Liverpool Football at Cosmos Books/ Rencontres D'Arles at 17.00hrs.

Ken Grant will be one of the speakers at Photobook Bristol  at Southbank Social Club, Dean Lane, Bristol 10-13 June 2016, where the book A Topical Time for These Times will be launched.

Ken Grant will be giving a lectures at Farnborough College, Hampshire on Thursday 7th January 2016 at 10.30 and at Plymouth University on Wednesday 13th January at 6pm.

Ken Grant will exhibit work from No pain whatsoever as part of the Dali International Photo Festival, China in August 2015

Ken Grant

One day in July near Cable Street Southport


28 pages
14cm x 20cm
b/w digital
Edition of 200

Ken Grant

Shankly Two
28 pages
14cm x 20cm
b/w digital
Edition of 200


Shankly One, published by is now all sold. 

Shankly Two is now available. Cafe Royal Books have two more Ken Grant publications due for release in July and August 2015.

No pain whatsoever has been awarded a prize at the Swedish Book Art awards 2015. The jury's motivation- ”Quiet and respectful depiction of British working class. Good layout without disturbing pagination. The layout of the images on the pages is harmonious, the images are brilliant reproduced thanks of high class in the whole chain from photography to prepress to printing. Splendid book bindery. A classical photo book when it is as best.”

Shankly One
Ken Grant
28 pages
14cm x 20cm
b/w digital
Edition of 200

The March 2015 issue of the British Journal Photography includes folios and interviews with Ken Grant, George Georgiou, Alec Soth and Raymond Depardon. 

A review of Ken Grant's recent books was included in the Autumn 2014 issue of Source Magazine (Issue Number 80), written by David Evans.

No pain whatsoever was named amongst the Best Photobooks of 2014 by Sean O'Hagan in the Observer (UK) and Jeffrey Ladd in PhotoEye (USA).

Work from the series Flock will be represented at Paris Photo November 13-16th 2014 by James Hyman Gallery. Book signing 1pm Friday November 14th 2014 and at 3.30 at Polycopies later that day. 

Ken Grant will be exhibiting work from the series Flock at Hereford College of Art, as part of Hereford Photomonth, opening at 6pm on Friday 24th October 2014. A one-day symposium will take place on 20th November 2014 at Hereford College of Art and include a discussion between cultural historian Simon Denison and Ken Grant. 

Ken Grant will make a short presentation about photography and the book as part of the Photobook Club Series at Belfast Exposed Gallery, Belfast on Wednesday October 8th at 6pm. 

Ken Grant will be on the panel at the Oxford Photography Festival event Shooting local on Friday 3rd October 2014

Work from No pain whatsoever will be screened as part of the Backlight  Festival Screening at Tampere on 6th September 2014

Ken Grant's 'No pain whatsoever' was launched at Landskrona Fotofestival in Landskrona, Sweden on 23 August 2014

No pain whatsoever is now being stocked by:

 Claire de Rouen Books, London. In Tokyo it is available at Book of Days. In Italy it is now available at Micamera , Milan. In Norway, it can be found at Tronsmo, Oslo. It's also available at Kominek Gallery, Berlin and ,Koln. In France, it's stocked by Ludilivre Photo Books, Fontainebleau. In addition to existing UK stockists, it can also be found at, Bristol and,Edinburgh. It can be found in Portugal at www.photobookcorner.comLisbon.   

Flock was featured is The Sunday Times Magazine's Spectrum section on Sunday 3rd August 2014.

The book No pain whatsoever has been written about by British Journal of Photography deputy editor Diane Smyth for Photomonitor. It was also Observer Photography Book of the Month for May 2014 and reviewed by Sean O'Hagan.

Ken Grant will be doing a talk about his work at 3rd Floor Gallery on Friday 18th July at 6.30. Contact the gallery for seat reservations -space is limited.

No pain whatsoever is now being stocked by Claire de Rouen Books, London

Book of Days, Tokyo
Micamera, Milan
Tronsmo, Oslo
Kominek Gallery, Berlin

Ludilivre Photo Books, Fontainebleau;


 UK; (Germany) (Portugal)

Ken Grant will be introducing the Saturday morning session (7th June) at Bristol's first Photobook festival . The event will be held at the Southbank Club, Bristol, BS3 6th-8th June 2014. 

Ken Grant will be represented by James Hyman Gallery at AIPAD New York 10th-13th April 2014

The book No pain whatsoever (Journal) will be available shortly from a number of outlets in Europe. In London, it will be stocked by Foyles. In Paris, at Le Bal and Le Plac’Art Photo. In Brussels, at Hors Format. In Berlin, it will be found at Swedish Photography , 25 Books and Only Photography. It will also be available through web outlets, including photo , (France), (Germany), and (Sweden).


No pain whatsoever

Format: 84 pages, hardback

Publisher: Journal



James Hyman Gallery, London, will exhibit work by Ken Grant and Jon Tonks 4th-18th March 2014

Ken Grant's series Flock will be published as a book by Artist Photo Books (APB), Dublin, in April 2014.


Format: 96 pages, hardback

Publisher: APB 

ISBN : 978-0-9927485-2-4


available April 2014

Ken Grant will be represented at Paris Photo by James Hyman Gallery. 14-17 November 2013
Ken Grant will be exhibiting as part of Country Matters at James Hyman Gallery, Saville Row, London 11 September- 11 October 2013, along with work by Bert Hardy, Roger Mayne, Tony Ray-Jones, Colin Jones, Homer Sykes, Martin Parr, Chris Killip, Sirkka-Lisa Kontinnen and Mark Power.
Ken Grant will be included in a group show at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, Scotland 1st-23rd June 2013


Format: 84 pages, hardback

Publisher: Liverpool John Moores Archives

Photographs by Keith Medley, Curated for an exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool by Ken Grant & Mark Durden

ISBN: 978-0-9576173-0-8

Dimensions: 140 x 195 x 18mm


Available here in an edition of 500

Book Signings at Rencontres D'Arles: Ken Grant will be signing Copies of No Pain Whatsoever with Journal at Cosmos Books Arles, France on Thursday 7th July. 

On Friday 8th July Ken Grant and Martin Parr will be at the RRB Publishing table at Cosmos Books/ Rencontres D'Arles to sign new publications. RRB will  launch A Topical Times for These Times: A Book of Liverpool Football at 5pm

Ken Grant will exhibit at Bildkultur, Stuttgart as part of the collaboration European Prospects 16 August- 15 September 2013.

Saturday morning parade, Mere lane, Everton, 1990 and Church Parade for Gordon Horn, Kirkdale, 1989

Photographs to be exhibited at Beaconsfield Community Centre, St. Domingo Road, Everton Look Photography Festival 

Ken Grant's interview with Benjamin Tree was published on American Suburb X web-site, 1st April 2013

Installation from Deda Gallery, Derby UK, part of the Format Festival 

Review of Format Festival, by Sean O'Hagen, published 10th March 2013 in The Observer.

Article 'Once upon a time in the North West', by Brian Viner, published Sunday 17th February 2013 in the Independent on Sunday Review.

Ken Grant will be signing books with Dewi Lewis Publishing at the Format Festival BookMarket on Friday 8th March at 1pm

A presentation of photographs made during the late 1980s and through the 1990s will be installed in the Beaconsfield Community Centre, St.Domingo Road, Everton, to coincide with the opening weekend of the Look Photography Festival 2013. 

An exterior installation from The Birdhouse will contribute to the Exhibition Champs-contre-Champs: les visages de la ruralite

at Gwinzegal in Brittany, France. The exhibition runs between 23rd March and 26th May and includes work by Ken Grant, Remy Artiges, Dalila Ingold, Dorothea Lange, Andrew Lichtenstein, Carlos Javier Ortiz, Pierre Pedelmas, Andy Sewell, W. Eugene Smith and Anthony Suau. 

An exhibition, celebrating the portrait work of the New Brighton (UK) photographer Keith Medley (1915-2004) and curated by Ken Grant and Mark Durden will open at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool on May 17th 2013, as part of the Look Photography Festival 

Niall Griffiths, Penrhyncoch, Wales, August 2012

Short Stories, Telling Stories and Histories.

On February 7th, 2013 at 1.30pm, at Caerleon Campus (Newport), Ken Grant will be in conversation with the author Niall Griffiths as part of the 2013 eCPR Spring Seminar series. Living in Aberystwyth, Niall Griffiths has published novels and short stories including Grits, Sheepshagger and Stump. Work has recently been completed on the film adaption of his novel Kelly & Victor and it will be distributed in 2013. 

Presentation 'The workshop' as a contribution to 100 Years of Photography at Newport, Saturday 1st December 2012, 3pm. (

Work from the series No Pain Whatsoever to be exhibited as part of the Format Exposure Festival of Photography in Derby UK, 8th March-7th April 2013 (

Recent work from The Birdhouse to be exhibited at 4th International Photography Festival at Yian Bian University Gallery, Yian-Ji, China, 19th-31st October 2012 

Ken Grant, FAMU school of Film & Photography, Lazansky Palace, Smetanovo Nabrezi 2, Prague, Czech Republic

Wednesday, 16th May, 2012 19.00hrs. Lecture (open to public) (

ParisPhoto 2011, vintage work exhibited with James Hyman Gallery (

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