Allie Crewe

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A recipient of Portrait of Britain in 2019 and 2023 by the British Journal of Photography and commissioned twice by Arts Council England, my recent portraits were  featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Observer, Vogue, 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.  A portrait should reach beyond the surface to be poignant, there is a tender beauty in this. Photography, is a poetic force that creates stories with a touch of magic, hopefully unveiling the inner landscapes of those I work with.

 Exploring the delicate balance of power in the relationship between subject and photographer, I actively engage with my subjects, inviting them to shape their representation. This collaborative approach acknowledges the potential unease in this power dynamic and strives to create a more authentic and empowering portrayal. Whether working with digital or film cameras, I immerse myself in projects with the conviction that art has the power to provoke new thinking and drive positive change. 


"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


Available for Commissions

Exhibitions  

Solo Show Salford Art Gallery NHS Still I Rise 2022

Solo Show Your Own Light 2022

Solo Show, I Am 2022

Group Show Portrait of Humanity by BJP 2022

Solo Show Diffusion International Festival 2021

Solo Show NHS Digital  2020

Group Show Photo London 2020

Group Show Portrait of Britain by JCDecaux. UK 2019

Solo Show Lowry Gallery Salford 2019  NHS England

Solo Show Manchester Library - 2018  sponsored by National Transgender Charity.

Group Show Getty Gallery London 2017 

Group Show Lloyds London 2017 

Awards

 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 Shortlist 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


 The Guardian    The Telegraph    BBC News     Independent   Standard  Vanity Fair

Further press in each project folder

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


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