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.



AHRA 2020 Housing and the City conference, Nottingham University. November 

This May Be a Series (Solo exhibition) Nottingham City Library. September

Guts Gallery Begin Again online exhibition, Revenue for the Free Black University. August


Portraits: Black and White (Solo exhibition), Dzialdov Gallery. Berlin, April

209 Women - 209 Photographers photograph 209 Women. MP’s, Liverpool Open Eye Gallery, February – April

Portraits: Black and White (Solo exhibition), book launch and exhibition. Nottingham City Library, December – January



Portraits: Black and White, (Solo exhibition), book launch and exhibition. Nottingham Trent University, November – December

209 Women - 209 Photographers photograph 209 Women. MP’s, Portcullis House, December 2018 – February 2019

30 Artists 30 Prints, collaboration with Lotte Andersen. December

Riposte in Aid of Amnesty, International 70th Anniversary of the declaration of human rights. London, December

Portraits: Black and White (Solo exhibition), book launch and exhibition Tintype Gallery. London, October



Shanghai International Photographic Art Exhibition, China Arts Museum (group show) 

Why Not Hug The Strangers, Dzialdov Gallery Exhibition, Berlin (group show)



In Place Of Architecture, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University (group show)

Still There,Literatur Moths Gallery, Munich, Germany (solo show)



She-Bop-a-lula, Dimbola Gallery, Isle of Wight, UK (group show)

Photographs, Literatur Moths Gallery, Munich, Germany (solo show)

The City, Focus Festival, Mumbai, India

One Minute Film Festival:10 Years, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) USA



Facing the Music, 20th Century portraits of British Composers. (Commissioned portrait of Judith Weir by the National Portrait Gallery) The Barber Institute of Fine Art, Birmingham University, Birmingham

She-Bop-a-Lula, The Strand Gallery, London (group show)

Archipelago, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham



Paperworks, Mumford Fine Art, London

Great British Composers: From Elgar to Ades, 27 April - 12 December, Judith Weir (commissioned 1997), National Portrait Gallery



Paradise Lost & Found, Trinkkurhalle, Timmendorfer Strand, Germany (solo show)

Paperworks, Bonington Gallery, Mumford Fine Art, London

Affordable Art Fair, London



Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (group show)

Art Now Fair, Miami

Portrait For A Nation, Mumford Fine Art, London

Bridge Art Fair, London

City Show, London

Red Dot Fair, New York

Works On Paper Art Fair, Royal Academy, London



Bridge Art Fair, London

Contextuality, Mumford Fine Art, London (solo show)

Paradise Lost & Found, TU Berlin (solo show)



Paradise Lost & Found, TU München (solo show)



Bird's Eye View, (selected works), Medici Gallery, London



Bird's Eye View, Kensington & Chelsea College (solo show) (Millennium Award)



Blue 5, Notting Hill Fine Arts, London (solo show)



Art 2000, London



Art 1999, London



John Kobal Portrait Award, Royal Photographic Society, London / Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh / Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham / Cartwright Hall, Bradford Contemporary Art Society

Art Futures, Royal Festival Hall, London


Variations on a Theme - 150 Years of Photographs of British Composers, National Portrait Gallery, London (commission)

Art '97, London


New Acquisitions, National Portrait Gallery, London

Our Mothers, Espaces Communes, Biennale de Paris

John Kobal Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London



The Sexual Perspective, Jill George Gallery, London



Portrait Of My Mother, Institut d'Ecosse, Edinburgh / Institut Français, London



Black & White Photographs, Francis-Graham Dixon Gallery, London (solo)

Disrupted Borders, Arnolfini, Bristol / Photographer's Gallery, London / Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa



Ecstatic Antibodies, Impressions Gallery, York / Ikon Gallery, Birmingham / Battersea Arts Centre, London / Street Level Gallery, Glasgow / Maison de la Culture, Montreal



Aspects of Architecture, Portfolio Gallery, London (commission)



The Body Politic, Photographer's Gallery, London / Impressions Gallery, York (commission) Gallery Artist, Portfolio Gallery, London



Three Royal College Photographer, Swansea University Gallery

Same Difference, Camerawork, London



Three Women Photographers, National Poetry Society, London



A Brilliance Bookshow, People's Gallery, London

Mixed Media Group Show, Basin Club, London



New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Oval House, London




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


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

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