Allie Crewe


A Winner of Portrait of Britain by the  British Journal of Photography in 2023 & 2019. I have had a number of solo exhibitions including international shows with Diffusion at Ffotogallery Wales and Photo London and have been commissioned twice by Arts Council England.  My recent work was featured in The Guardian, The Observer and BBC News. 

I am compelled to capture the portraits of people who desire transformation, I have been there too. I seek narratives of resilience and healing and am drawn to those who build a new life, often risking all to begin again, those who embrace change, the alchemists. A portrait should reach beyond the surface to be poignant. There is a tender beauty in this vulnerability. Photography is a poetic force to create stories, with an element of magic to reveal a person's inner landscape.  I like to explore the relationship between the subject and the photographer. It can be an uneasy balance of power so I ask people to collaborate in how they are represented.  I enjoy immersing myself in projects with digital or film cameras and believe art can provoke new thinking and be an agent for change.

Available for commissions. 

"It is a terrific body of work and I'm not surprised it has been gaining attention. These images have a lot of heart and empathy, they offer detail and a real sense of actual relationships. I feel like these images are, in some sense, an account of love and are timeless in that sense. They do not judge, in fact, they celebrate in a gentle and accommodating way." LensCulture.

"Highly rated, sincere, poignant and classical." Magnum Photo


Solo Show Salford Art Gallery NHS Still I Rise 2022

Solo Show Your Own Light 2022

Solo Show, I Am 2022

Portrait of Humanity by BJP 2022

Diffusion International Festival solo show 2021

NHS digital solo exhibition 2020

Portrait of Britain by JCDecaux. UK 2019

Lowry Gallery Salford 2019 -  a solo show for NHS England

Manchester Library - 2018 - solo show sponsored by National Transgender Charity.

Getty Gallery London 2017 - group show

Lloyds London 2017 - group show


 Winner of Portrait of Britain by British Journal of Photography & Hoxton Mini Press 2023

Winner Edition365 2023.

Portrait of Humanity by British Journal of Photography and Hoxton Mini Press 2022

Royal Photographic Society International Award shortlist 2021

BarTur Awards shortlist 2021

AOP Emerging Talent  Finalist 2020

Photo London 2020

 Winner of Portrait of Britain by British Journal of Photography & Hoxton Mini Press 2019

BJP Portrait of Britain 2017 shortlist

Top Film by Jason Lock for Waterside/ Bottom by Rob Reed 

Clients Include

NHS / SafeLives / The National Transgender Charity / Getty Gallery London / Lloyds London / Somerset House Photo London / Manchester Library / The Lowry Gallery / University of Salford / Salford Art Gallery

Using Format