Look and you will see No. 6 (a)

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Chris Kirby

United Kingdom


Chris Kirby

Chris Kirby’s photographic practice encompasses documentary and fine art. He specialises in the areas of: culture and identity, beliefs and religion, socio-economic issues, marginalised communities and aspects of daily life.

In his printed work, he often embellishes his images with lines, marks and colouring to disrupt the conventional perspective associated with the medium and the subject matter – and in a nuanced way convey deeper meaning to the imagery.

He was admitted to Kingston College of Art and Design (in the UK) and later obtained a diploma in journalism from the British College of Journalism. He is naturally inquisitive about people(s) and the manner in which they live their lives; as a result he works mostly in the realm of social documentary and environmental portraiture.

Chris’s work has been exhibited in the UK, Europe and USA, featured in numerous print and online publications, and has won recognition in international awards.

Recent awards include:

Bronze Award – International Aperture Awards, 2012
Award of Merit – Grand Prix de la Decouverte, 2013
Exhibition – Soweto, On the Inside – Norwich, 2014
Published – “Under the Big Top” – photobook, 2014
Honourable Mentions – IPA International Photography Awards, 2015
Winner – Urban Photographer of the Year, 2015
Honourable Mention – Monochrome Awards, 2015
Featured – Edge of Humanity Magazine, 2015
Published – “Soweto, Informal Portraits” – photobook, Aperture Books, 2015
Nominee – International Color Awards, 2016
Exhibited – “Circus” – Spazio Tetenal, Rome, Italy, 2016
Finalist – LensCulture Connect, 2016
Open Series finalist – Association of Photographers – AOP Awards, 2016
Age International finalist, 2016
Exhibited – “Gogos” – St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, 2016
Exhibited – AOP Awards – Truman Brewery, London, 2016
Honourable Mention(s) – Deeper Perspective/Photo essay, IPA - International Photography Awards, 2016
Nominee – Black & White Spider Awards, 2016
Winner – Black & White International Award, 2016
Honourable Mention – Editorial/Documentary – ND Awards, 2016
Honourable Mention – International Photographer of the Year, 2016
Nominee – Open – FAPA Fine Art Photography Award 2016/7
Nominee – Conceptual – FAPA Fine Art Photography Award 2016/7
Nominee – Fine Art – International Color Awards, 2017
Nominee – Portrait – International Color Awards, 2017
Exhibited – Borders, Boundaries, Edges – Lens Culture, 2017
Nominee – Photo Essay/Feature story IPA - International Photography Awards, 2017
Winner – Black & Whiter Spider Awards, 2017 (world children)
Published – Schwarzweiss Magazine, Germany
Exhibited – Klompching Gallery, New York, December, 2017
Honourable Mention(s) – Chromatic Photography Awards, 2017

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LocationUnited Kingdom
EducationKingston College of Art (UK).
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