Fujifilm X UK Featured Photographer of the Week - w/c 26 August 2019
In collaboration with Fujifilm UK I will be part of the annual “Women in the Industry” event hosted by Wex Photo Video, running a workshop in Norwich.
One of 40 winners of a place in a group exhibition at Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival representing Women Street Photographers.
Interviewed for an article on The Phoblographer.
Honoured to be speaking about street photography at the National Geographic Traveller Masterclasses 2019 on Sunday 6 October.
Listed as one of ten street photographers under 10K on Instagram on The Phoblographer. “Based in the UK, Polly is an extremely talented street photographer. Her followers can often look forward to her photographic memories as she continues to travel as far and wide as possible. Her work has one key component – variety. Multiple compositions, an incredible understanding of light and colors that make you want to touch the ‘motherf*cking rainbow’.”
Exhibited as part of a group exhibition of diptychs curated by Women in Street (WiS) #womeninstreet at StreetFoto San Francisco in May 2019. My image (top) paired with Galia Nazaryants (bottom).
Finalist at Photosynthesis Street photography Festival in Sofia. This photo was also exhibited in Sofia and in Milan at the Milano Street Photography Festival in May!
I was one of the keynote speakers at SNAP Photography Festival 2019. I gave a 90 minute talk: “Stop Looking, Start Seeing - The Science of Street Photography” to around 100 wedding industry professionals. And also led a mini workshop in Weston-super-Mare. Here is a link to an interview and below are some photos of me in action… (main photo credits: Angela Ward Brown, Kate Jackson, Emma Warley and some love from IG stories)
Receipt of an honorary mention from Women Street Photographers call for entries to an exhibition at PHOS, Sofia.
Photography for a five page double page spread feature commissioned by Vanessa Hogge for US publication “Where Women Create”.
Invited to feature a curated portfolio of images on the prestigious Life is Street website.
A summary of some of my highlights from the year! It was a goodie.
A portrait from a shoot with Vanessa Hogge published in In London magazine (Winter 2018/19) to accompany a feature on her work.
Double page spread Big Pic feature in National Geographic Traveller UK Magazine Jan/Feb 2019 edition (on sale 06/12/18)
Honoured to have been selected as one of the finalists at Miami Street photography Festival hosts of the largest street photography exhibition in the world!
Made the top 20 of the September 2018 monthly theme contest on Street Hunters. The theme was “Layers”.
Made the top 20 of the August 2018 monthly theme contest on Street Hunters. The theme was “Beach”.
Announced as one of the keynote speakers at Snap Photography Festival in 2019.
“The Sessions: Stop Looking, Start Seeing - The Science of Street Photography
This session covers an introduction to the theory and practice of street photography, before digging deep into composition, “working a scene” and “owning” your frame, as well applying more advanced principles of visual unity to create interesting images that go beyond quick snaps of people in typical city street scenes.
Polly will provide a theoretical framework via a keynote session, before leading a street shooting trip to a quintessential British seaside town, where you’ll be set two mini briefs to work to, with feedback, critique and peer review.”
One of six photographers selected to present their work (10 images, 10 minutes) in the Spotlight session at Street London - Street Photography Festival.
Honoured to have been invited to share my work on Photographic Mercadillo.
Portrait from “behind the scenes” shoot with Vanessa Hogge published in ‘O’, The Oprah Magazine.