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Ian Atkinson is a international award winning photographer, whose work has been exhibited in some of the leading art galleries around the world. His portfolio of market leading companies is extensive as well as his experience in advertising, architectural and portrait photography. Over the last 20 years, Ian has worked in many different photographic genres and has published numerous books relating to travel and documentary photography. He has amassed a wealth of knowledge, developed outstanding skills in all areas of photographic practice. Each project is developed though client consultation mapping out what is the best approach for your company. Ian brings to each project a unique perspective with his highly individual and creative style and ideas. "It's never just a snap"

Ian has a strong background in architectural photography and is equally at home with both interior and exterior locations. He carries and extensive array of equipment including the iconic Leica M. He also works with high end Phase One digital backs on medium format and technical cameras, so you can be assured each project will be delivered to the highest professional standards, available in the industry today.



Selected Exhibitions & Awards

2017 Bayerischer Hof, Munich, Germany 

2015 The Thames Group, Various venues in association with Metal and the Arts Council

2014 Office Sessions 111, Portrait Open Salon, Anchorage House, London Docklands

2014 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014, National Portrait Gallery, London

2014 Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, The Whitebox Gallery, Kulala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2013 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013, National Portrait Gallery, London

2012 Camarades de Velo, Look Mum no hands, London

2011 Family, Ground Floor Left Gallery, London.2011

2011 3rd Ward Open Call Art Prize, Brooklyn, New York

2010 Gallery Huit Open Salon Prize, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France

2010 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010, National Portrait Gallery, London

2010 Uncertain States - A Year On, East Gallery London

2010 The Fine Line between Heaven and Here, East Gallery London

2010 Pioneers, Sir John Cass School of Art and Design, London

2009 MA Interim Show … Unit 2 Gallery Whitechapel. London

2007 Interactions, Jane Smith Studio, Leigh on Sea 

2001 Association of Photographers Assistant Awards, AOP Gallery, London

2000 PIEA PMA International Student Awards, Las Vegas





2009-2010 London Metropolitan University MA (Distinction) Photography

1999-2000 Salisbury College of Art & Design BA (Hons) Photography

1999-2000 British Institiute of Professional Photographers, PQE: Distinction

1998-1999 Rochester Institute of Technology, New York BA Photography

1997-1999 Salisbury College of Art and Design HND, Photo media

1996-1997 Bournemouth Institute National Diploma, Photography

Diploma, Advanced large format photography, Sinar Switzerland.

Association of Photographers

Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photographers

Associate of the Royal Photographic Society

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