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 eccentricities of the human experience.
In a world full of unique individuals, my works largely explore aspects of British culture and rarely-documented communities and subcultures who are drawn together by shared identity and mutual circumstance. I strive to seek out the glue that unites these individuals together as a collective; leading me to explore the realms of Aladura Spiritualist African churches and congregations, afro hair salons, banger & stock car racing, street car culture, arm wrestlers, British cowboy culture and travellers.
I engage directly with the individuals I photograph through collaborative, posed portrait sessions that serve to empower the subjects, providing a platform 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.
Photographic story telling is a powerful tool through which we can record, share and communicate ideas. I aspire for my photography to positively encourage a connection and understanding between the viewer and the subject.
I am available for worldwide commissions, projects, portraits and other inquiries.
Print sales are available on request.
© Sophie Green
T: + 44 (0) 777 630 6372
'Congregation' was published by Loose Joints in April 2019. Edition of 700, 30 colour & 25 duotone plates, 106 pages, hardcover with embossed silk cover, 17.5 x 22.5 cm, £27.00.
'Dented Pride' was published by Ditto in collaboration with LAW Magazine, supported by Carhartt in November 2016. Edition of 300, the book consists of a limited edition of ten A2 high gloss prints, housed in a screen-printed metallic cover and vacuum sealed, £25.00.
Editorial Clients //
The Financial Times Weekend Magazine / TIME / The Sunday Times Magazine / M Le Magazine Du Monde / The Guardian / Bloomberg Buisnessweek / The Telegraph Magazine / British Journal Of Photography / Vogue UK / 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 / Vice / 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 / Primary Paper Magazine / Creative Review Magazine.
Commercial Clients //
Louis Vuitton / Burberry / Ally Capellino / Matches Fashion / Adidas / Google / Huawei Mobile / Virgin Mobile / BBC Three / British Airways / Airbnb / Dove / Tomorrow's People / NSPCC / Just A Drop / Parley / Department for Education.
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 //
‘Congregation’, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, 2019.
'Dented Pride', Ditto Press, London, 2016.
'Tomorrow’s People' Touring Exhibition, Houses Of Parliament, 2015.
Selected Group Exhibitions //
30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2019, Maison de la Photography Lille, France.
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