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Amelia Shepherd is a freelance photographer specialising in documentary, travel reportage and portrait photography alongside interiors and staging photography. Amelia has a particular interest in creating photographic installations and exhibitions. She lives in Brighton, UK.
Originally from Herne Bay a small seaside town in the South East of England, she moved to Wales to study English Literature at the University of Bangor. After 10 years of travel and working in the travel industry she pursued her career in photography where in 2007 she graduated from the University of Westminster with a BA (Hons First Class) in Photography. In 2011 she graduated from London College of Communication with a Distinction in an MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism.
Amelia’s work explores the role of representation in documentary photography where the interface between artist, participant and audience is intermingled. She frequently chooses a collaborative approach with her subjects to investigate narratives with multiple voices. She works on commissions, self-defined projects and exhibitions and makes photo books which have appeared in several shows including at Photobook Show and Hotshoe Gallery. She is published, her work has appeared on the BBC News online and Amelia regularly exhibits. Her work Peacehaven in III Parts was selected for Photoworks’ Magazine Showcase and Amelia has been funded by the Arts Council England.
2016 – 288 Days, Cork Photo, Ireland
2016 – Female Fighters, Kensington & Chelsea College, London
2014 – 288 Days, Vantage Point, Brighton Photo Fringe
2013 – Miniclick Response Exhibition, Lucy Bell Gallery, St Leonards on Sea.
2013 – Miniclick Paper Fair with Photobook Show & Brighton Photo Fringe, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton.
2013 – Female Fighters Zine, Press & Release Artists Book show, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, England.
2012 – Female Fighters, Various Locations, Solo Shows, Brighton Photo Fringe, England.
2011 – Photobookshow A, Workflow Studio, Group Show, Brighton, England.
2011 – Here and Now; Recent Recordings, Hotshoe Gallery, Group Show, London, England.
2010 – Peacehaven in III Parts, Various Locations, Solo Show, Brighton Photo Fringe, England.
2009 – silent voice, Alumni, Group Show, Hortensia Gallery, London, England.
2009 – silent voice, The Otter Gallery, Group Show, Chichester, England.
2014: Winner – Danny Wilson Memorial Award Trainee Curators Choice, Brighton Photo Fringe
2012: Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England
2012: Runner up Danny Wilson Memorial Award, Brighton Photo Fringe
2010: Runner up Danny Wilson Memorial Award, Brighton Photo Fringe