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; and China Arts Museum, Shanghai.

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 second book Portraits: Black and White was published in 2018. She is a Senior lecturer in theory and practice of photography at Nottingham Trent University.

Exhibitions

Bibliography

2021

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

2020

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

2019

209 Women. Bluecoat Press, Liverpool

 

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

2018

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.

2017

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)

2016

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.

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

 

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

2012

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.

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

 

Matchbox Magazine, June 08, ill. & interview

2007

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

 

2006

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.

2005

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

2003

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

2002

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

 

National Portrait Gallery Collection, 14 ill.

2001

Naked Women, Quarto, London

 

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

2000

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

 

Domus, issue 828, News IV section

1999

Baker & Spice, Quadrille

1997

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

1996

Our Mothers, Stuart, Tabori & Chang, New York

1995

ABSEA magazine, regular contributor

 

She Bop by Lucy O'Brien published by Penguin,

1994

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

1993

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)

1992

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

1991

Ecstatic Antibodies, Rivers Oram Press, London/Boston

1990

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

 

On the beach, Treville Press, Tokyo

1989

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

1987

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)

1986

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

1982

Art Monthly, New Contemporaries 1982, by Betty Einzig

Awards

2009

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

2003

Millennium Award

2002

Millennium Award

1998

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

1997

John Kobal Portrait Award Winner for Innovative Portraiture

1994

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

1991

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

1990

Greater London Arts  Award for 'The Ladies' Cabinet'

1988

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

1987

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

1983

Chesterton's Prize

 

3M Colour Prize

 

J Walter Thompson Award

Clients

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