I am a social documentary and portrait photographer based in London (b.1991).
My photography is a spontaneous, intuitive reaction to the ordinary - celebrating the idiosyncrasies and nuances of the human experience and universal drives. I’m most fascinated by human imperfections and vulnerabilities - the re occurring theme throughout my work is the power of the human spirit.
In a world full of unique individuals, my works explore aspects of British culture and communities who are drawn together by mutual circumstance, I strive to seek out the glue that unites these individuals together as a collective – this has led me to explore the realms of afro hair salons, banger & stock car racing, street car culture, horse racing and Travellers.
I identify subjects who exist on the edge of society who are often under represented in the mainstream. I want to challenge the common misconceptions, judgements and stereotypes that can exist in our society and provide a platform for the subjects to tell their story.
I believe that trust and respect are fundamental to the process of creating an emotional and revealing portrait. Many of my projects develop over several years in order to honour the subjects’ lives and portray them truthfully through images and text.
I want my photography to reflect a vision, tell stories and provide an insight that is not always accessible on the surface.
I am available for worldwide commissions, projects, portraits and other inquiries.
Prints are available on request.
© Sophie Green
T: + 44 (0) 777 630 6372
'Congregation' will be published by Loose Joints in 2018.
'Dented Pride' published by Ditto in collaboration with LAW Magazine, supported by Carhartt, is a limited edition of ten A2 high gloss prints, housed in a screen-printed metallic cover and vacuum sealed. Edition of 300, November 2016.
The Financial Times Weekend Magazine / The Sunday Times Magazine / Vice / M Le Magazine Du Monde / The Guardian / Bloomberg Buisnessweek / The Telegraph Magazine / British Journal Of Photography / Modern Weekly Magazine / Man About Town Magazine / i-D Magazine / Re-Edition Magazine / Victory Journal Magazine / SSAW Magazine / 1Granary Magazine / T Magazine / Another Magazine / Buffalo Zine / Firecracker / Photomonitor / Purple Diary / LAW Magazine / Beyond By Lexus Magazine / Revue Magazine / Green Soccer Journal / Unemployed Magazine / Hot Hot Hot Magazine / Wallpaper* Magazine / S Moda Magazine / Die Zeit Magazine / Tomorrow's People / NSPCC / Just A Drop / Parley / Department for Education / Louis Vuitton / Burberry / Ally Capellino / Matches Fashion / Adidas / Google / Huawei Mobile / Virgin Mobile / BBC Three / British Airways / Airbnb.
Interviews & Articles //
Winner Creative Review Zeitgeist 2018.
Selected Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018.
Finalist Portrait of Britain 2018, UK.
Nominated Paul Huf Award 2018.
Finalist Portrait of Britain 2017, UK.
Shorlisted LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2016.
Winner Magnum Photos and Photo London Graduate Photographers Award 2015.
Selected Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015.
Finalist IdeasTap and Magnum Photographic Award 2014.
Finalist Portrait Salon 2014.
Selected Solo Exhibitions //
'Dented Pride', Ditto Press, London, 2016.
'Tomorrow’s People' Touring Exhibition, Houses Of Parliament, 2015.
Selected Group Exhibitions //
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018, The National Portrait Gallery, London.
Portrait of Britain 2018, UK.
'XX', M&C Saatchi HQ, London, 2018.
Portrait of Britain 2017, UK.
Photo 50 - Project Space at London Art Fair 2017, London.
'Girlgaze: a frame of mind' exhibition at The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, America, 2016.
'Journey By Design' - The British Fashion Council, London Fashion Week September 2016 , BFC Show Space, London.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015, The National Portrait Gallery, London.
Magnum Photos and Photo London Graduate Photographers Award 2015, Somerset House, London.
IdeasTap / Magnum Photographic Award 2015, Dray Walk Gallery, London.
IdeasTap / Magnum Photographic Award 2015, The Truman Brewery, London.
Portrait Salon 2014, Four Corners, London.
Talks & Presentations //
UWE Bristol University, 2017
Recyclart Gallery - Brussels, 2015
London College of Fashion, 2015
London College Of Fashion - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography - First Class Honours (1st) // 2009 - 2012