Emily Andersen photography

Emily Andersen is a London-based artist and graduate of the Royal College of Art. Her work has been exhibited in galleries including: The Photographers’ Gallery, London; The Institute of Contemporary Art, London; The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh; The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; China Arts Museum, Shanghai; BOOKMARC Gallery, Tokyo; and LOWW Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

A number of her portraits are in the permanent collection of The National Portrait Gallery, London. She has won awards including the John Kobal prize for portraiture. Her third book Another Place was published in 2023. She is a Senior lecturer in theory and practice of photography at Nottingham Trent University.




Another Place, 62 pp book published by LOWW.Co.Ltd, Tokyo, Japan


Portraying Presence, Women in Arts and Culture, (photograph of Zaha Hadid), Chanel and the National Portrait Gallery, London


d-Revolution, Catalogue, Gwangju Design Biennale, Gwangju, Korea


Museum in Modern Times, Charles Sumarez-Smith, Nicholas Serota (photograph) Thames and Hudson UK and USA. p.124.


Death of a Mermaid [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Head of Zeus


G Stands for Go-Betweens, Anthology Vol 2, Exclusive Box set (photograph) Domino Records, December 2020


209 Women. Bluecoat Press, Liverpool


The Playground [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Head of Zeus


Mud Girl in collaboration with Lotte Andersen. NiiJournal, London


100 Heroines Instagram takeover


Association of Photographers interview, September


Feature in Royal Photographic Society Journal, In Focus, Volume 158, November


Press for Portraits: Black and White by Pelham Communications Art PR Agency. London and New York


Somewhere else entirely (front cover and author photograph). Ruth Fainlight, Bloodaxe books, Hexham


30 Artists 30 Prints in collaboration with Lotte Andersen, Riposte in Aid of Amnesty International 70th Anniversary of the declaration of human rights. London.


Portraits: Black and White including an essay by Jonathan P. Watts. Anomie Publishing, Swindon UK.


The Death Chamber [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Head of Zeus.


Peter Blake with his daughters [photograph], Catalogue “At work with Peter Blake” at Frieze Masters. Waddington Custot.


The Dog Walker [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Head of Zeus.


Eduardo and Anna Paolozzi [photograph], from the NPG Collection, used to promote Sir John Soane's Museum, London bid Museum of the Year. 


Loretta Napoleoni [photograph], ISIS: The Terror Nation. (USA: Seven Stories Press and Penguin Random House, New York, Australia, Italy, Denmark, UK, Spain and Germany)


Loretta Napoleoni [photograph], Merchants of Men (USA: Seven Stories Press and Penguin Random House, New York, Australia, Italy, Denmark, UK, Spain and Germany)


The House with no room [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Head of Zeus.


Lucian Freud [photograph], Naked Portrait on a Red Sofa Dedicated Catalogue for Muse sale 3789 Christies New York - November.


Ghost Girl [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Head of Zeus.


A kind of Vanishing [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Myriad editions.


The Detective's daughter [photograph], Lesley Thomson. Head of Zeus.


Marie-Claire, September, illustration and interview. G and V at Home: China, p. 172.


She-Bop-a-Lula 2012, Group exhibition catalogue, illustration and interview, The Strand Gallery, London. 7 March to April 1,Pp 16-17.


Photography Monthly, Emily's people [photographs, articles and column]


“My best shot” Emily Andersen's best shot [photograph and interview] The Guardian (G2 Section) (26 September 2011), p. 23. London [online]


“My best shot” Emily Andersen's best shot [photograph and interview] [online], http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/sep/25/photography-emily-andersen-best-shot


Photography Monthly, "Emily's People", monthly column from April (Archant Specialist publ.)


Disgusting Bliss: The Brass Eye of Chris Morris, by Lucian Randall, Simon and Schuster, pp132/133


Baking with Passion, by Dan Leppard and Richard Whittington, 23 ill., Quadrille


The Jackson Twins, Intelligent Life (The Economist), Lithuanian edition, December, p55


Matchbox magazine, online review


Artdesk.com, best photographic book 2009 for Paradise Lost & Found; theartsdesk.com


Paradise Lost & Found, book launch, Hotshoe Publications / Mumford Fine Arts, London


Hotshoe Magazine, Aug/Sep 09, p4 text, essay / pp30-39, 5 ill.


Intelligent Life, The Economist, London, Sep 09, p65, ill. & text


Digital Photography, London, Aug 08, pp62-65, 4 ill. & interview


Matchbox Magazine, June 08, ill. & interview


Nottingham Trent University Postgraduate prospectus,


Image Magazine, Nov 07, p18, ill. & text


Emotion Magazine, Jul 07, pp36-43, 9 ill. & text


Travels of a Bothy Boy, cover illustration; Potting Shed Publications, England (author R.J. Corbin)


Baker and Spice - Exceptional cakes, Quadrille Publishing Ltd, London; 17 pages ill. and inside front cover; (authors: D. Lepard and R. Whittington) London



Inside Out Magazine, launch issue (April), pp92-96, 6 ill.; News International, London


Inside Out Magazine, May 06, p27, 1 ill.; News Internation, London


Versteckte Paradiese, Süddeutsche Zeitung Nr 112, 16/05/06, p.56, 1 ill.


Bird's Eye View, exhibition catalogue, Jenny Kerr (Ed) London, Medici Gallery, pp3/4, 3 ill.


Foto Pozytyw, 04, Poland, 5 ill., essay by D. Dmitruk (pp49-53), Poland


Korean Photography, Fine Art section, pp 59-67, 13 ill., front cover, essay & interview w Jung A. Yang


Baking with passion, 2nd ed.; D. Lepard/R. Whittington, Quadrille, London


She Bop 11, by Lucy O'Brien, Continuum, 2nd edition


National Portrait Gallery Collection, 14 ill.


Naked Women, Quarto, London


Elle Deco, Japan, pp126-129, 12 ill.


Black & White Photography: A Manifest Vision, by James Luciana, Rockport


Domus, issue 828, News IV section


Baker & Spice, Quadrille


Independent on Sunday, 02/02, Review


The Times, 27/09, Metro section, Kobal Winners


The British Journal of Photography, 5 years of John Kobal, Julian Rodriguez


Our Mothers, Stuart, Tabori & Chang, New York


ABSEA magazine, regular contributor


She Bop by Lucy O'Brien published by Penguin,


Good Taste - Does Mother Know Best?, Sunday Telegraph 13/03, interview & ill.


The Guardian, The Guide, September


Time Out, Critic's Choice, Disrupted Borders review by Tania Guha


The Sexual Perspective, by Emmanual Cooper; Routledge, London


Emily Andersen, - Black and White Photographs, exhibition catalogue


Francis Graham Dixon Gallery, London; essay by Fenella Crichton


The Independent, Photography section (illustrated)


Portraits of an Exhibition, Daily Express/Review, by Sam Taylor (illustrated)


Artist of Colour, The Independent, by Dalya Alberge (illustrated)


Ecstatic Antibodies, Rivers Oram Press, London/Boston


Time Out, Dec.15/29, review by Sue Hubbard (illustrated)


On the beach, Treville Press, Tokyo


Time Out, Preview/Art - ed. Sarah Kent


Time Out, Daily Telegraph, Aspects of Architecture (illustrated)


The Compelling Eye, Royal College of Art, London


Ten 8, issues 28/29


City Limits, July, review by Nick Kimberly (illustrated)


Time Out, Critic's Choice, Disrupted Borders, review by Tania Guha


NME, July, review by Stuart Cosgrove (illustrated)


The Face, Aug, Bulletin (illustrated)


Creative Camera, 8/9, The Body in Question, by Emmanuel Cooper


A Day in the Life of London, Jonathan Cape, London


The Sexual Perspective, by Emmanual Cooper, RKP, London


Art Monthly, New Contemporaries 1982, by Betty Einzig



Lottery funding through Arts Council of England Award for book publication 'Paradise Lost and Found'


Millennium Award


Millennium Award


Independent on Sunday Black & White Photographic Award, runner-up


John Kobal Portrait Award Winner for Innovative Portraiture


The British Council Grant for exhibition in Canadian Museum of Photography, Ottawa


Arts Council Award for Great Britain for 'The Ladies' Cabinet'


Greater London Arts  Award for 'The Ladies' Cabinet'


GLAA award (work-in-progress) 'Women and their Fathers'


The Photographer's Gallery Award for 'The Body Politic'


Chesterton's Prize


3M Colour Prize


J Walter Thompson Award

Clients and Collaborators

Bonington Gallery, Nottingham

LOWW Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

BOOKMARC gallery Tokyo,Japan

The Economist “Intelligent Life"

Marie Claire

Quadrille Publishing

Simon and Schuster

Farrow & Ball

Imperial Cancer Research Fund

Oxford University Press

Heritage Lottery Fund

National Trust

John Brown Publishing

Hachette Publishing (Elle, Elle Decoration)

BBC World Service

Associated Newspapers

Daily Telegraph / Sunday Telegraph

News International

Random House Inc.

Harper Collins

Lectures and Teaching

Kingston University

Architectural Association

Nottingham Trent University

National Media Museum

Hull College of Art

Photographers’ Gallery

Public Collections

The Palace of Westminster

Tsinghua University Library, Beijing

The Contemporary Arts Society, London