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).
I was a finalist at Photosynthesis Street photography Festival Phos Sofia 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)
Very happy to receive of an honorary mention from Women Street Photographers call for entries to exhibit at PhoS Sofia.
This is the second time working with ceramic artist Vanessa Hogge . This photography was commissioned for a five double-page spread feature for US publication “Where Women Create”.
Really honoured to be invited to feature a curated portfolio of images on the prestigious Life is Street website, which features the best of contemporary street photographers from all over the world.
A summary of some of my highlights from the year! It was a goodie. This is a round up from my Instagram stories.
A portrait from a shoot with Vanessa Hogge published in In London magazine (Winter 2018/19) to accompany a feature on her work.
Thrilled to finally get a double-page spread Big Picture feature in National Geographic Traveller UK Magazine Jan/Feb 2019 edition (on sale 06/12/18)
Honoured to have been selected as a finalist and exhibited at Miami Street Photography Festival , which is the largest street photography festival 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.
Made the top 20 of the May 2018 monthly theme contest on Street Hunters. The theme was “The Law (police)”.
Part of a group exhibition in Paris, curated by Image Nation.
Awarded the honour of joining the judging team at the London Street Photography Festival (LSPF) 3-5 August 2018, Stour Space, Hackney Wick, London.
London Photo Festival (February 2018)