I like to think about the role of the photographer as author and creator on the one hand, and transcriber of an already-extant reality on the other. In that way it's a bit like the question of free will; I feel like somewhat of a free agent in the world but I also know that my personality, choices, and circumstances are forged by the interconnected web of life that brought me, kicking and screaming, into this existence, and over which I ultimately have little, if any control. 


2012-2015 MA Photography, Middlesex University, London

2009-2012 BA Photography (Hons), First Class. Middlesex University, London

Awards & nominations

2017 - Felix Schoeller Photo Award Shortlist

2016 - Magnum Graduate Photographer Nominee

2015 - Lensculture Emerging Talent

2015 - Daylight Photo Award Juror's Pick

2015 - Magenta Flash Forward

2015 - Photobook Melbourne Photography Award

2014 - Lenscratch Student Photography Prize (2nd place)

2013 - Environmental Photographer of the Year Finalist

Selected Exhibitions

"I'm (at War) in Love with the Obvious", The Address Gallery, Brescia, Italy, 2019

"Externality and Familiarity: Ad Nauseam", David Yellin Gallery, Jerusalem, 2018

"New Wave – A Personal View", Harmony House, Jerusalem, 2017

"Family", Skizza Gallery, Jerusalem, 2017

Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition, UK 2016

In Scope, Four Corners Gallery, London, 2016

Photobook Melbourne, 2015

Exposure1 Symposium, The Photographers' Gallery, London, 2014

Panoptic, Embassy Tea Gallery, London, 2014

Power Station Gallery, London, 2014

Environmental Photographer of the Year, Royal Geographical Society, London, 2013

Underground Gallery, London, 2012


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