THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE // by sophie green

I was commissioned by The New York Times to photograph the annual ‘Rose of Tralee’ festival in Kerry, Ireland – a celebration of the modern Irish woman. Created in collaboration with journalist, David Segal. View on my website…


BOP Bristol Photobook Festival Talk // by sophie green

I’m talking about my project ‘Congregation’ at BOP Bristol Photobook Festival @ 1.30-2.30pm on October 20th 2019. BOP Bristol 19 is a brand new photobook festival hosted by The Royal Photographic Society and the Martin Parr Foundation, which will be based at Paintworks, Bristol. It brings together a diverse range of photobook publishers from the UK and Europe and is supported by a programme of talks. Tickets only a £5er, book on this link here;

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Very happy to be included in the one off Radio 4 programme titled ‘Exposed: Young Female Photographers’ alongside photographers Maisie Cousins and Juno Calypso produced by Victoria Ferran and visual sociologist, Emma Dabiri. The show won pick of the day in The Guardian and The Telegraph press. Airing today 11:30-12am Thursday 18th July. Or if you miss the broadcast you can listen on this link here;

PRIMARY PAPER // by sophie green

Primary Paper magazine publish ‘Brides’. The Kalaidzhi is an orthodox Christian subgroup in Bulgaria’s Roma community. Annually the semi-nomadic people hold bridal markets to sell young women for marriage. The potential brides, usually aged between 14 and 17, parade encrusted ball gowns, curled hair and whitened faces. Whilst men wear thick jewellery and even grow their little fingernail long to signify wealth. The money paid for the bride goes towards a wedding and their future lives together. At the market, Girls and boys stand separately in groups observing each other and occasionally shaking hands and taking selfies together. The parents, acting as chaperones, spectate in the background, ready to approach anyone showing sincere interest in their daughter where they would then commence negotiations. Mothers and grandmothers dress in traditional Kalaidzhi long skirts and their long braids, partially covered by floral scarves, hang low against their backs. While the Kalaidzhi community’s approach to finding love may seem feudal in the western world, the bride market is a tradition that the Kalaidzhi are proud to celebrate, and is a defining aspect of their identity and culture.


Congregation book with Loose Joints // by sophie green

I’m very excited to be publishing my second publication titled ‘Congregation’ with Loose Joints - a 2 year work in progress, the book presents Southwark’s Aladura Spiritualist African churches and congregations.

‘Congregation’ will be launched on Thursday 25th April at Hannah Barry Gallery in London, 6:30-9pm.

Hardcover with embossed silk cover, edition of 700, 106 pages, 17.5 x 22.5 cm, £27.00. The book is available on preorder, you can register your interest on the Loose Joints website now;