Oct 2018   Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 – selected to exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Nov 2017   Shortlisted – Nova Cymru 2017- supporting and promoting excellence in emerging Welsh art

Oct 2016 Shortlisted Finalist in Trajectory Showcase Competition (final 5), Exhibition in the  Print Space, Shoreditch, London.    

 Partnership with Professional Photography magazine, World Photography organisation and Photomonth to                                                      present TRAJECTORY  for the graduates of 2016.

  The curators said:  ‘One of the things that really stood out with this project was the technical brilliance and professionalism that Mohamed

applied to his work, displaying exceptional richness and depth, with an uncompromisingly direct, honest portrait aesthetic.’

May 2016                    Shortlisted Finalist (final 6) – Portrait Section, Chefchaouen International Photography Competition, Morocco

Mar 2016                     Finalist, HIPA, The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards, Dubai

Jan 2016                     Annual Winner - Landscape – St Davids Peninsula Tourist Association

Mar 2014                     Winner – Landscape - St David’s Day



16/10/18 -27/1/19     National Portrait Gallery, London – Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

23/9/18 – 13/10/18   Portrait Cymru – Ffoton Exhibition at the Eye International Photography Festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Mar 2018                   Solo Exhibition – Witnessing Wales – Beit El Suura Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (supported by the Arts Council of Wales,                                                International Opportunities Fund)

Feb 2018                     Solo Exhibition – Witnessing Wales – King Street Gallery, Carmarthen

Nov 17 – May 18          Nova 2017 – Royal Cambrian Academy Conwy, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Arcade Cardiff

Mar 2017                     Solo Exhibition ‘Souls’, Beit El Suura Gallery, Sarayat Al Gharbeyah, Al Maadi, Cairo, Egypt

Oct 2016                     Oriel King Street Gallery, Carmarthen, selected from  Carmarthen Art School graduates 2016. John Malcolm Chate                                            Award for highest number of public votes.

Oct 2016                     Trajectory Showcase, Shoreditch , London

Jul 2016                      Powerhouse, Llandysul

Jul 2016                      Selected by Mission Gallery for Exhibition at Waterfront National Museum Swansea in the White Wall Gallery

Summer 2016              Graduate Show Carmarthen Art School

Summer 2016              Portrait – Fishguard Arts Society

Oct 2015                     Landscapes – Art Out West Exhibition, Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

May 2015                    Landscapes – Oriel King Street, Carmarthen

Summer 2015              Portrait Fishguard Arts Society

Jan/Feb 2014Landscape Exhibition at Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven, ‘Pembrokeshire in Black and White’ 


Education and Professional Development

Jun16 – Jun 17          Post graduate residency - Carmarthen School of Art/University of Wales Trinity St David

Sep13 – Jun16            BA Honours Photography 1st Class Degree - Carmarthen School of Art/University of Wales Trinity St David


Grants and Awards

Mar 2018  Arts Council of Wales International Opportunities Fund – supported tour of exhibition of landscapes of Wales to

Beit El Su’ura Gallery Cairo, Egypt


8-9/12/2018                National Portrait Gallery  - weekend workshop ‘Dramatic Studio Portraits’ as event linked to Taylor Wessing Photographic                                 Portrait Prize 2018 – showcasing exhibiting artists

Mar 17 & Mar 18         Delivered ‘The Secrets of Dramatic Portraits’ – 2 day workshop at Beit El Sura Gallery, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt

Mar 17 & Mar 18         Delivered talk ‘Behind the Scenes of Souls’, Photopia, Cairo,Egypt



2017 – present Oriel King Street Gallery, Carmarthen – Artist’s Cooperative


2014 - present Exhibiting Artist – Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven

Artist’s Groups

CANArt – Carmarthen Artist’s Network – since Autumn 2016



16 Oct 18  Evening Standard – review by Matthew Collings - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 – 


I liked two photos that did not make the shortlist. In a portrait by Mohamed Hassan, who was born in Alexandria but now lives in Wales, a Sudanese worker sits alone in a drab room in Cairo. The migrant’s name is given in the title: Salih. Also, a Welsh term is appended, hiraeth, meaning something like longing and sadness. The colours of the photo are amazingly sophisticated and remind me of modern beauty captured in photos of sleazy southern locations by William Eggleston in the 1960s and 1970s. His trademark is beauty that appears to come from nothing. Hassan achieves that effect in a photo that is also remarkable for its studied narrative richness.  

 Salih could be an all too familiar token tragic figure for consumption by a white audience, to assuage guilt via corny melancholic atmosphere. But the photo is clever. The face is enclosed by an upright rectangle, making this part of the photo unexpectedly formal, like an old-fashioned portrait. The rectangle is actually a door ajar in the background. That bit is a superb framed portrait, while the rest of the composition is a superb design of colours. Salih could be trapped or there could be a way out. Narrative possibilities are made more resonant by visual subtlety.”

Photograd  Featured photographer www.photograd.co.uk/features/#/mohamed-hassan/