Fergus Heron was born in London in 1972 and currently lives and works in Brighton, England and Nairn, Scotland, United Kingdom. He studied at the Royal College of Art and the University for the Creative Arts. He makes photographs within and between urban and wild places that picture interrelated natures and histories.

Exhibitions featuring his work have taken place internationally at venues including Tate Britain, Towner Art Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Royal West of England Academy, Museum for Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark; K3 Project Space, Zurich, Switzerland.

His work is included in the anthology Emerging Landscapes (Abingdon: Routledge, 2014). He selected The Photographers’ Gallery Viewpoint Photography and Landscape, edited Visible Economies (Brighton: Photoworks, 2012) and is a contributor to A Companion to Photography (Oxford: Blackwell, 2020). Heron is interviewed in Photoworks Ideas Series.

He is a Senior Lecturer in Photography, Course Leader for MA Photography and a Research Student Supervisor in the School of Art and Media at the University of Brighton, England, United Kingdom.