About

Heather shuker is a London-based, award winning photographer. Her work is about is about people and the place, and relationship between the two.  She studied photography at the University of Brighton and Central Saint Martins College of Art. Her work has been exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally. Heather says “as a photographer of life, I am interested in moments when people let down their guard and show themselves as they truly are”. Her approach is that of an observer, exploring and revealing details, intimate moments and gestures to create images with beauty and realism.”

Founding member of MAP6 Photography Collective 

Exhibitions

  • Brighton Photo Fringe, The Shetland Project – Young Prospects, MAP6, October 2018
  • MK Calling, The Milton Keynes Project – MK Millennials, MAP6, April 26th – May 26th 2017
  • British Journal of Photography Portrait of Britain Winner Exhibition, September 2018 
  • Brighton Photo Fringe, Divided Lives, MAP6, Onca Gallery, Brighton, October 1-14 2016
  • Peckham24 with PhotoLondon, Divided Lives, MAP6, SafeHouse2, London, May 19-22 2016
  • Salon 15, Photofusion, London December 10-29 January 2016
  • Salon 14, Photofusion London, December 8 – 30 January 2015
  • Brighton Photo Fringe, The Moscow Project, MAP6, 4th Floor Collective at Vantage Point, October 5-31 2014
  • Deptford X, Girls Unscene,  September 27-October 5 2014
  • The Moscow Project, MAP6, The Tower Gallery, London,  March 6 – 10 2014
  • Work in Progress, Valencia November 17 – 10 December 2012
  • Photomonth Open, Rich Mix Gallery, 1 November – 2 December 2012
  • Déjà vu,  Photomonth, The Dentist, 8-11  November 2012
  • Co-ordinate, MAP6, Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton Media Centre, 19 October -2 November 2012
  • London Independent Photography Annual Show, Strand Gallery, London 16-28 October, 2012
  • Déjà vu, MA Final Show, University of Brighton, 14-21 September 2012
  • London Photography Festival, Orange Dot Gallery. 15 – 29 June 2012
  • Photomonth Open. Rich Mix Gallery, November 2011
  • MAP6, Brick Lane Gallery, London, October 2011
  • ASA Collective, London November 2010
  • Central St Martins Final Show, London June 2009
  • Magnum “A Taste for Life”. Liberty of London, June 2009
  • Awards

    • British Journal of Photography JP Portrait of Britain Winner, 2018
    • London Photography Festival.  Finalist Street Photography Award, 2012


    Selected Publications

    Education

    MA Photography. University of Brighton
    PG Photography, Central St Martins
    BSc Business Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University

    Writings

    Street Photography: Ethics, Rights and the Future.

     

    Theme — Timber
    All Images Copyright Heather Shuker 2020
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