Alastair Cook studied architecture at the Glasgow School of Art where he developed an interest in video and photography. Cook has exhibited and screened internationally and has video and photographic artworks in several collections.
He is founder of Documenting Britain, a supportive platform for young photographers and now an industry-established benchmark for documentary photography. Cook developed the artists’ moving image project Filmpoem to partner major institutions as well as independent cinemas and festivals.
As co-founding director of arts organisation North Light Arts, Alastair has delivered projects funded by Creative Scotland and Heritage Lottery Fund, leading a series of visual arts programmes supporting emergent and established artists.
[Edited extract of the author’s biography taken from his website. Read a longer version here.]