Sam Bardsley graduated in 2008. He works in partnership with Ben Absalom, a graduate of the University of Wales, Newport. Both originate from South Wales and live in Berlin. They have collaborated on two major bodies of work: 8X’s (to be published soon by Steidl, Germany) and Paris (working title). Their practice mainly deals with issues of place and experience by adopting multiple photographic strategies in responding to site-specific locations.