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© Stephen Gill, Untitled. Extract from "Outside In", 2010 In association with the Archive of Modern Conflict

Stephen Gill

Stephen Gill (b. 1971) is a British born photographer and artist based in Hackney, London. At an early age, Stephen was introduced to photography by his father. Combining his interests in birds, animals and music, he began to take photographs. In 1985, while still at school, Stephen worked with a Bristol-based photographer, copying and restoring old photographs and helping to take family portraits. Two years later, he began working full-time in a one-hour photo lab in the city. In 1992 he enrolled in the Photography foundation course at Filton College in Bristol and, a year later, began to work at Magnum Photos in London, firstly as an intern and then full-time. In 1997 he become freelance and since has continued to make a variety of personal photographic series.

Stephen’s photographs are now held in various private and public collections and have also been exhibited at many international galleries and museums including London’s National Portrait Gallery, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Agnes B, Victoria Miro Gallery, Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Gun Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery, Palais des Beaux Arts, Leighton House Museum, Haus Der Kunst and has had solo shows in festivals including - Recontres d’Arles, The Toronto photography festival and PHotoEspaña.

Stephen is the author of several books including the titles Coming up for Air, Invisible, Hackney Wick, Hackney Flowers, Warming Down, Buried, Anonymous Origami, Trinidad: 44 Photographs and A Series of Disappointments all published through his imprint Nobody.