As a practicing artist Aaron Yeandle has exhibited nationally and internationally. He is continually pushing his photographic practice and striving for new photographic opportunities. Aaron’s education includes a B.A (Hones) in Photography, M.A in Fine Art and a PGCE. He has taught photography at numerous Schools, Colleges and Universities in the United Kingdom. Aaron has also delivered seminars, workshops and master classes on photography and on his own photographic practice in a number of educational environments and Photography Festivals.
Aaron was announced as the overall winner of The Guardians Britain Is Competition, with the photograph, The Western Ranger. The aim of the Competition was to discover the defining image of Britain today.
Since 2014 Aaron has been on the Guernsey Photographic Festival committee. In 2015 his photograph Lilly was exhibited with the Portrait Salon in London and Tokyo. Also in 2015 Aaron collaborated with the award winning artist, Joschi Herczeg. The collaboration was on an exciting body of work called The Ways of Genius, which was exhibited in Switzerland.
In 2015 and 2016 he worked with Jean-Christophe Godet and facilitated with the award winning Guernsey Prison Project, which was exhibited in Jersey. Correspondingly in 2016, Aaron was chosen as one of the Artist in Residence for the Photo-Canopy (Lens on the National Forest).
The objective of Photo-Canopy (Lens on the National Forest) is to broaden the awareness of the National Forest to new audiences and to establish the Identity of the National Forest through contemporary photography. The Photo-Canopy also incorporates an intensive educational plan for the public and students in the local region. As part of the Artist in Residence Aaron delivered talks on his currant photographic practice and examined the philosophies of the Photo-Canopy intentions. These talks were designed for the public, Higher and Further Education students. On behalf of the educational program he also presented photographic workshops to the public and students as well as providing critical portfolio reviews.
As part of the residency Aaron produced an intensive body of work incorporating social and historical issues of the National Forest region. His work was exhibited at the Brewhouse art Gallery in October 2016. Alongside the exhibition he produced a comprehensive photographic book, which will provide a long lasting legacy.
In the 2016 Aaron also exhibited at the Guernsey Photographic Festival, alongside some of the most contemporary and well-known photographers from around the world, with his project The Equaliser.
2017-2018 Aaron worked on his second Artist in Residence, which was at Elizabeth College. Aaron worked on a year’s intensive photographic project, with the military cadets of Guernsey. The work produced for this Artist in Residence was named Memorialise. Through out the year Aaron gave workshops and master classes in photography as well as delivering presentations on his own practice. The Artist in Residence concluded in an exhibition at the Gate House Gallery. This body of work has developed a historical practice of military portraiture into a contemporary Fin Art approach, which, in time, will become an antiquity of the military portraiture of our past.
At present Aaron is exhibiting a large-scale photographic project called Chimera, witch is being exhibited at Guernsey Museum and the Green House Gallery. Chimera is an anthropological, social and historical Photographic project, which delves into the unseen world of Guernsey’s community of make believe history and fantasy. Aaron has also just finished his third Artist-in-Residence at the Guernsey Grammar school, which has concluded in a joint exhibition at the Gatehouse Gallery. Since 2018-2019 Aaron has been working on a commission from the Guernsey language commission. The project VOUAÏE captures a social and historical record of the last Guernésiais speakers. Guernsey has an ancient language with a long history. Guernésiais is the name of their ethnic language which derives from the ancient Normans. It will be exhibited in 2020. This Summer Aaron will also be the Artist-in-Residence for the Gibraltar Island Games 2019.