Craig McDean

Studied 3-year photography diploma (higher education) at B&FC • Graduated in 1990

Craig McDean - photographer

My Story

I applied to B&FC's photography program by submitting a portfolio of his work and participating in an interview. I received my qualification for the 3-year programme in 1990.

My Most Recent Role...

Professional photographer

How B&FC Helped Me

I truly had the opportunity to try out many avenues within photography which ultimately allowed me to find my passion.

Why B&FC?

I chose B&FC based on the flexibility and scope of the Photography course.


Craig has published numerous books throughout his celebrated career, beginning with I Love Fast Cars in 1999 and Lifescapes in 2004. His 2011 release of Sumo, depicting images of sumo wrestlers taken during his year in Japan, was also featured in an exhibition at the Half Gallery in New York. 2019 will see the launch of his latest book, Manual. He lives in New York with wife, Vogue contributing editor Tabitha Simmons, and their two boys.