Chris Leslie Demolition of the Red Road Flats, Glasgow Image made 2013; printed 2019 © Chris Leslie


Born 1974
Nationality Scottish

BAFTA Scotland award winning photographer and filmmaker Chris Leslie began taking photographs while volunteering in the Former Yugoslavia. In 2000 he started working for an international charity, documenting issues such as the HIV/AIDS crisis in Sub Saharan Africa through photography and film. Leslie graduated from the London College of Communication in 2010 with an MA (Distinction) in Documentary Photography. As part of his final project he began documenting his home city of Glasgow, following the stories of the people on the frontline of demolition and regeneration. This documentation continued after his MA and resulted in the 2016 book and multimedia project Disappearing Glasgow. Leslie is now established as one of the most consistent chroniclers of the city's recent history. His most recent project and book – A Balkan Journey takes us on a photographic journey through the towns and cities of post-conflict Former Yugoslavia in this extensive and previously unseen 24-year archive from his region.