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  • AVAILABLELucien ClergueDans Les Vagues D’Half Moon Bay, Antigua 2009

    Dimensions: 52cm x 43cm | Reserve: £2000
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    About the photographer

    Lucien Clergue was a French photographer and Chairman of the Academy of Fine Arts. He was born in Arles, France. Coming from humble beginnings, he could not afford to pursue further studies. However, in 1949 he learnt the basics of photography and four years later became friends with Pablo Picasso. He died in 2014 and his daughter now carries on his legacy. She owns The Anne Clergue Galerie in downtown Arles.

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    Lucien Clergue marked his era with breathtaking nude pictures, Silver printed on Ilford Gallery paper in the Lucien Clergue atelier.

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  • AVAILABLEPierre GonnordArno II

    Dimensions: 55cm x 55cm | Reserve: £1500
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    Pierre Gonnord is a French photographer living in Spain. In 1998, he began a project that involved capturing human faces. This project defined his career. His work has represented those that have been marginalized by society, including prisoners, blind people and those with disabilities.

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    This is a portrait of a young boy born in France but with African roots. Gonnord met him in the suburbs of Paris in 2006. The image is a tribute to the boy’s generation, which faces difficulties integrating into societies in Western Europe. Arno is one of many millions of young people fighting for a better future in a period defined by both crisis and tolerance.

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  • SOLDBrian GriffinWoman Chainmaker

    Dimensions: 157.5cm x 111.5cm | Reserve: £5000

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    Brian Griffin was born in Birmingham in 1948 but lived in the Black Country until he attended Manchester Polytechnic to study photography. Since 1972, he has lived in London as a freelance photographer, receiving his first commission in November 1972. Brian has acquired many awards and exhibited a one-man show at the National Portrait Gallery in London. He won the Best Photography prize at the Barcelona Primavera Fotografica in 1991. The Guardian newspaper awarded him the “The Photographer of the Decade” Award for the 1980s. His work is featured in many museum collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery London, Art Museum Reykjavik Iceland, Arts Council London and Museum Folkwang Essen Germany.

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    Woman Chainmaker was part of 'The Black Kingdom' exhibition, inspired by Griffin's own life growing up in the Black Country during the 1950's and 60's. Famous for chainmaking, the Black Country was once the nation’s industrial powerhouse, with its smoke-choked industrial air lending the region its name. Griffin’s portrait is taken of artist Natalie Gore inside Solid Swivel, one of the few remaining foundries where chains are still made for Royal Navy Ships. Although much of the region’s traditional industry has gone into decline, locals feel a fierce pride in the heavy work that they and their ancestors did.

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  • AVAILABLEKaterina JebbTwo Headed Chick, 2015

    Dimensions: 58.7cm x 80cm | Reserve: £5000
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    Katerina Jebb is a British artist, photographer and film-maker. After studying drama at St Anne's College, Katerina moved to California to study photography. Her first works were photomontages that she created inside the camera, originating from repeated exposure of a single roll of film. In 1989, Jebb relocated to Paris and worked for the French newspaper Liberation. Unfortunately, in 1991 she was involved in a car accident that paralysed her right arm. Fortunately, this only enhanced Jebb’s artistic spirit. To resolve her inability to hold a camera, Jebb began to employ machines to make life-size images, primarily self-portraits lying herself down on a high resolution scanning machine. Progressively, she diversified, posing subjects and objects, exploring the medium in parallel with the expanding possibilities in digital technology.

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    “I have always collected strange and curious objects. I make inventories of my possessions and this is one of them. I acquired this becephalic chick via the Internet. My practice is quite obsessive and the object is always something that fascinates me. I use a domestic flat-bed digital scanner to produce the work. The mechanical nature of this medium is very practical for me as it allows the subject to be reproduced in a precise and direct manner. An artist who saw the work asked me if I was a twin and I replied yes. I like the idea that that an unconscious thought can properly inform and construct a work of art.”

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  • SOLDNadav KanderMartin Scorsese I, 2016 (signed copy)

    Dimensions: 59cm x 70cm | Reserve: £2000

    About the photographer

    Nadav Kander grew up in South Africa. He began taking photographs at an early age and moved to London in 1982 where he still lives with his wife and children. His work appears regularly in many international publications. In 2009, coinciding with Obama’s Presidential inauguration, Kander’s 52 full page portraits of the President and his closest colleagues, aides and advisors was the largest portfolio of his work to date to be published in one issue of the New York Times Magazine. Time Magazine commissioned Nadav to photograph President-elect Donald Trump for their Person of the Year 2016 issue, and President Obama for their 2012 cover.

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    This image appeared on the front cover of The New York Times Magazine, after Nadav Kander was commissioned to photograph the director for a profile. Nadav said the result is "a beautifully designed feature and my favourite photograph of Martin Scorsese". "Hands are potent communicators. We decipher their nuance unconsciously when interacting with others", he added.

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  • SOLDYannis BehrakisEyewitness

    Dimensions: 76.2cm x 51.2cm | Reserve: £1000

    About the photographer

    Yannis Behrakis was born in 1960 in Athens, Greece. He studied photography at the Athens School of Arts and Technology and received his BA from Middlesex University. He worked as a studio photographer in Athens in 1985-86. He started work for Reuters in 1987 and in late 1988 was offered a staff job with the agency based in Athens. His first foreign assignment was to cover the Libyan crisis in January 1989. Since then, he has documented a variety of events including the funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran, changes in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, the civil conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo, the wars in Chechnya, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Afghanistan, Lebanon, the first and second Gulf wars, and the Arab Spring in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. He has also covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for many years as well as natural disasters, and major news events around the world including international sporting events such as the Summer Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. He moved to Jerusalem with Reuters as the chief photographer for Israel and the Palestinian Territories in 2008/9.

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    An ethnic Albanian villager looks through a bullet hole in a bus window in the village of Lapusnik, 20 KM south-west of Kosovo's capital Pristna on May 11, 1998. The bus was destroyed during fierce fighting between Serbian forces and ethnic Albanian separatists of the KLA over the weekend.

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  • SOLDAdrees LatifBuddha With Bodhi Tree

    Dimensions: 91.4cm x 60.9cm | Reserve: £1500

    About the photographer

    Adrees Latif is a Pakistani-American photojournalist with a career that spans over 25-years of covering sports, entertainment, conflict and natural disasters. He was born in Lahore in 1973 and lived in Saudi Arabia before moving to Texas at the age of seven. Adrees earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of Houston while simultaneously working as a staff photographer at the Houston Post. In 1995 Adrees joined Reuters and has since been based in Houston, Los Angeles, Bangkok and Islamabad for the news agency. His accolades include the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for a photograph of a Japanese videographer fatally wounded during a street demonstration in Myanmar. Adrees is currently based in New York as Editor-in-Charge, U.S. Pictures for Reuters.

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    A Buddha head in the trunk of a Bodhi tree is partially submerged by rain water in the ruins of Wat Mahathat temple in Thailand's ancient capital Ayutthaya, November 6, 2011.

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  • SOLDFinbarr O’ReillyOutpost Kunjak, Afghanistan

    Dimensions: 76.2 x 50.8cm | Reserve: £1000

    About the photographer

    Finbarr O’Reilly was a 2016 writer in residence at the MacDowell Colony and the Carey Institute for Global Good. He was also a 2015 Yale World Fellow. Before turning to writing, Finbarr was a Reuters senior photographer based in Tel Aviv, covering lsrael and the Palestinian Territories, and the 2014 Gaza war. He was a 2013 Nieman Fellow at Harvard and a 2014 Ochberg Fellow at Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. He covered Africa as a Reuters correspondent and staff photographer for 10 years, and won the World Press Photo of the Year in 2006 for his image of a mother and child at an emergency feeding center in Niger. He has since won numerous industry awards for his multimedia work and photography, including first place awards from POYi and the NPPA. His solo exhibition “Congo On The Wire” was shown in France and Canada, and at Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights. His series on white poverty in South Africa was included in the exhibition “After A” in Italy in 2010.

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    Private First Class Brandon Voris, 19, of Lebanon, Ohio, from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company stands in the middle of his camp as a sandstorm hits his remote outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, October 28, 2010.

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  • SOLDDamir SagoljRohingya

    Dimensions: 76.2 x 50.8 | Reserve: £1000

    About the photographer

    Damir Sagolj is a Bosnian photojournalist. Originally educated as an engineer, Damir took up journalism after joining Reuters in 1995 to cover the Bosnian war. Since then, he has covered news, sports and other assignments worldwide. He moved to Bangkok in 2009 and is currently based in Beijing. Damir is the recipient of major industry awards, and holds a Master’s degree in documentary photography and photojournalism. He is married and father to a beautiful boy.

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    A Rohingya Muslim woman wearing traditional thanaka paste on her face gestures in a camp for people displaced by violence near Sittwe, April 26, 2013. Authorities in Myanmar had begun segregating minority Muslims from the Buddhist majority in troubled areas of the country in transition.

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  • SOLDHazel ThompsonMother & Daughter

    Dimensions: 81.9cm x 61.6cm | Reserve: £1500

    About the photographer

    Hazel Thompson is a multi award-winning British photojournalist & filmmaker. In the last decade, she has taken up assignments worldwide in over 50 countries for media organisations such as The New York Times, Stern Magazine, Channel 4 News, The Guardian, Vogue, FIVE News, The Sunday Times, The Observer Magazine and Politiken. Hazel applies her skill to a wide portfolio of work, but her passion is to photograph and film injustice and prejudice; telling powerful stories and creating global awareness around social and humanitarian issues.

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    Dr. Amina and her daughter Salwa, aged 9, in Doha, Qatar - 2007. Dr. Amina is a mother of three, an author, a weekly newspaper columnist, and general manager of the Arabic Cultural Centre. The photo is taken from Hazel Thompson’s project ‘Measure of a Woman’, commissioned by The British Council for ‘My Father’s House: The Architecture of Cultural Heritage’.

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  • SOLDKatharine CooperLina with the Blue Eyes and the Holey T-shirt

    Dimensions: 66cm x 59.5cm | Reserve: £1500

    About the photographer

    Katharine Cooper is from Grahamstown, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. She left South Africa in 1999 to pursue her studies in the United Kingdom, before graduating at the Arles National School of Photography. Katharine worked as in-house printer for internationally renowned photographer Lucien Clergue. In 2015, she began a new adventure with a series of portraits of the Christian and Yazidi refugees of Iraq, as well as female Kurdish fighters in the Peshmerga. In 2016, she began to work on images of Christian minorities in Syria.

    About the photo

    This image was taken with an analogue camera in 2015 in a refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan. Lina is a member of Yazidi commnunity, which has been massacred, persecuted and enslaved by the group calling itself the Islamic State. The print is silver gelatin fibre created by Katharine herself in a darkroom. Katharine is represented by Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam.

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  • AVAILABLEYann Arthus BertrandCotton Drying in Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan

    Dimensions: 45cm x 55cm | Reserve: £1500
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    Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a French photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist. At the age of 17 he became an assistant director. He moved to Kenya to live in the Maasai Mara National Reserve amongst the Maasai tribe for three years to study the behaviour of lions. He directed a series of films from 2004-2015 and wrote the influential photo essay Earth from Above which was well received across the world. Yann founded the international environmental organization GoodPlanet and set up the programme Action Carbone to offset his own greenhouse gas emissions. His programme has since evolved to help people and companies to reduce and offset their climate impact by funding projects related to renewable energy and reforestation.

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    The Punjab region is the economic heart of Pakistan. The textile industry accounts for more than half of exports and 20 percent of the workforce here. This sector, however, faces challenges: an unstable rupee, competition from neighboring countries, and power supply shortages that prevent factories from producing at full capacity. Image and caption from 'Human: A Portrait of Our World'.

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  • AVAILABLEYann Arthus BertrandUntitled

    Dimensions: 45cm x 55cm | Reserve: £1500
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    About the photographer

    Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a French photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist. At the age of 17 he became an assistant director. He moved to Kenya to live in the Maasai Mara National Reserve amongst the Maasai tribe for three years to study the behaviour of lions. He directed a series of films from 2004-2015 and wrote the influential photo essay Earth from Above which was well received across the world. Yann founded the international environmental organization GoodPlanet and set up the programme Action Carbone to offset his own greenhouse gas emissions. His programme has since evolved to help people and companies to reduce and offset their climate impact by funding projects related to renewable energy and reforestation.

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    This image corresponds to the first images appearing in the film ‘Human: A portrait of our world’ and is one of Yann’s favourite images from this collection. Taken in Pakistan along the Chinese border, he was struck by the shades of this caravan of yaks passing over the dunes.

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  • SOLDAlain WillaumeLes Invisibles

    Dimensions: 35.6cm x 30.65cm | Reserve: £500

    About the photographer

    Alain Willaume was born in 1956. He is a member of the Tendance Floue collective since 2010. He is a photographer, an independent exhibition commissioner and a teacher at the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin de Strasbourg and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure D’art de Nancy. He is one of the commissioners at the INDIA exhibition programme that he launched at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2007, and led the publishing of ‘India now: new photographic visions of contemporary India’ by Thames & Hudson and Textuel in 2007. He was also the artistic director of ‘India Photo Now 2008, a year of photography in India’. He won the 1979 Photo Critics Kodak Prize and the 2011 Sony World Photography Award in the portrait category.

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    During a night procession, a fervent devotee is watching Catholic idols carried by Nazareños (penitents) in the streets of Sevilla during the Holy Week. The series was shot over a period of 3 years with a digital Night Shot camera. The camera was chosen to catch the glance of the Nazareños under the shadow of their Ku Klux Klan-like hoods.

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  • AVAILABLEPhilippe ChancelConstruction de la tour Burj Khalifa, Dubai 2008

    Dimensions: 56cm x 46cm | Reserve: £1000
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    Philippe Chancel is a Parisian artist who has spent the past twenty years photographing the complex, shifting and fertile territory where art, documentary and journalism meet. His work has been widely exhibited and published in France and abroad in a number of prestigious publications.

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    This was part of Philippe Chancel’s Workers exhibition where he highlighted the existence of thousands of migrants who work unremittingly in the UAE to build metropolises of hyper-capitalism. Dubai and Abu Dhabi have become cities of overbidding commerce and luxury beaches, while Indian, Filipino and Chinese workers toil in the heat throughout the day and night, as invisible figures.

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  • AVAILABLEDamir SagoljThe Guard

    Dimensions: 101.6cm x 67.7cm | Reserve: £2500
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    Damir Sagolj is a Bosnian photojournalist. Originally educated as an engineer, Damir took up journalism after joining Reuters in 1995 to cover the Bosnian war. Since then, he has covered news, sports and other assignments worldwide. He moved to Bangkok in 2009 and is currently based in Beijing. Damir is the recipient of major industry awards, and holds a Master’s degree in documentary photography and photojournalism. He is married and father to a beautiful boy.

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    A guard secures gates of a catfish farm visited by a group of foreign reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea April 17, 2017.

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  • AVAILABLEDamir SagoljMonk Flood

    Dimensions: 60.9cm x 40.6cm | Reserve: £2500
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    About the photographer

    Damir Sagolj is a Bosnian photojournalist. Originally educated as an engineer, Damir took up journalism after joining Reuters in 1995 to cover the Bosnian war. Since then, he has covered news, sports and other assignments worldwide. He moved to Bangkok in 2009 and is currently based in Beijing. Damir is the recipient of major industry awards, and holds a Master’s degree in documentary photography and photojournalism. He is married and father to a beautiful boy.

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    A Buddhist monk walks in a flooded street in central Bangkok on October 24, 2011. Thailand has been struggling with its worst flooding in 50 years, which affected a third of its provinces and risked swamping more of its densely populated capital, Bangkok, if water flowing from the north and heavy rain caused canals to burst their banks.

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  • AVAILABLEPep Bonet/NOORVille Bonheur, Saut Deau, Haiti. June, 2010

    Dimensions: 97.2cm x 71.8cm | Reserve: £1700
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    Pep Bonet is an award-winning Spanish filmmaker and photographer who has travelled extensively capturing profound moments that represent the unbalanced world in which we live. His longer-term projects focus on African issues, with his most well-known project being “Faith in Chaos”, a photo essay on the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone. Pep’s ongoing work around the globe on HIV/Aids and identity has led to several photography books and many exhibitions worldwide. He is also known for long-term reportage on the rock‘n roll band Motörhead.

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    A woman is possessed by the Voodoo spirit in the Saut d'Eau waterfall during an annual religious celebration. Every year thousands of Haitian pilgrims make the journey to Ville Bonheur and Saut d'Eau waterfall. It is believed that 150 years ago the spirit of the Virgin Mary appeared on a palm tree close to the waterfall.

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  • SOLDFinbarr O’ReillySenegalese Toukouleur with traditional toothbrush

    Dimensions: 76.2cm x 50.7cm | Reserve: £1000

    About the photographer

    Finbarr O’Reilly was a 2016 writer in residence at the MacDowell Colony and the Carey Institute for Global Good. He was also a 2015 Yale World Fellow. Before turning to writing, Finbarr was a Reuters senior photographer based in Tel Aviv, covering lsrael and the Palestinian Territories, and the 2014 Gaza war. He was a 2013 Nieman Fellow at Harvard and a 2014 Ochberg Fellow at Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. He covered Africa as a Reuters correspondent and staff photographer for 10 years, and won the World Press Photo of the Year in 2006 for his image of a mother and child at an emergency feeding center in Niger. He has since won numerous industry awards for his multimedia work and photography, including first place awards from POYi and the NPPA. His solo exhibition “Congo On The Wire” was shown in France and Canada, and at Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights. His series on white poverty in South Africa was included in the exhibition “After A” in Italy in 2010.

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    An actress from the Dseu Renaissance de Pikine theater group wearing traditional Toukouleur make-up and chewing a stick toothbrush waits for rehearsal to begin at a local community center in the slum neighbourhood of Pikine in Senegal's capital Dakar, November 7, 2009.

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  • SOLDYannis BehrakisRising Hope

    Dimensions: 76.2cm x 50.9cm | Reserve: £1000

    About the photographer

    Yannis Behrakis was born in 1960 in Athens, Greece. He studied photography at the Athens School of Arts and Technology and received his BA from Middlesex University. He worked as a studio photographer in Athens in 1985-86. He started work for Reuters in 1987 and in late 1988 was offered a staff job with the agency based in Athens. His first foreign assignment was to cover the Libyan crisis in January 1989. Since then, he has documented a variety of events including the funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran, changes in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, the civil conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo, the wars in Chechnya, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Afghanistan, Lebanon, the first and second Gulf wars, and the Arab Spring in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. He has also covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for many years as well as natural disasters, and major news events around the world including international sporting events such as the Summer Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. He moved to Jerusalem with Reuters as the chief photographer for Israel and the Palestinian Territories in 2008/9.

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    As the sun rises, a dinghy overcrowded with Syrian refugees drifts in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down while traveling from the Turkish coast to the Greek island of Kos, August 11, 2015. The Greek Coast Guard responded to distress signals and arrived at the scene to help. This picture was part of the PULITZER winning portfolio 2015-16.

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  • SOLDHazel ThompsonThe Amber Fort

    Dimensions: 76.2cm x 53.8cm | Reserve: £1500

    About the photographer

    Hazel Thompson is a multi award-winning British photojournalist & filmmaker. In the last decade, she has taken up assignments worldwide in over 50 countries for media organisations such as The New York Times, Stern Magazine, Channel 4 News, The Guardian, Vogue, FIVE News, The Sunday Times, The Observer Magazine and Politiken. Hazel applies her skill to a wide portfolio of work, but her passion is to photograph and film injustice and prejudice; telling powerful stories and creating global awareness around social and humanitarian issues.

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    Taken in Jaipur Rajasthan, India - 2012. Commissioned by Poltiken for a travel story on Jaipur’s elephant festival.

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  • SOLDHazel ThompsonThe Floating Palace

    Dimensions: 33.8cm x 50.8cm | Reserve: £1500

    About the photographer

    Hazel Thompson is a multi award-winning British photojournalist & filmmaker. In the last decade, she has taken up assignments worldwide in over 50 countries for media organisations such as The New York Times, Stern Magazine, Channel 4 News, The Guardian, Vogue, FIVE News, The Sunday Times, The Observer Magazine and Politiken. Hazel applies her skill to a wide portfolio of work, but her passion is to photograph and film injustice and prejudice; telling powerful stories and creating global awareness around social and humanitarian issues.

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    Taken in Jal Mahal in Jaipur Rajasthan, India - 2012. Commissioned by Poltiken for a travel story on Jaipur’s elephant festival.

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