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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPhotojournalist - Photographer - Freelance Journalist

About me

Emily Garthwaite is an award-winning British photojournalist and street photographer based in London. She has a Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary photography from the University of Westminster. Emily's photography has been featured internationally by Leica, The Independent, i-D Magazine, Natural History Museum, Suitcase Magazine and It's Nice That. Her work from Varanasi, India was a Finalist for Wildlife Photographer of The Year in the Photojournalism category. Emily is an Associate Member of Street Photography International which is Instagram's fastest growing account for the genre with over 350,000 followers and reaching over 8 million people per month. She is also a trustee of the David Idowu Foundation and a member of the Women for Women youth leadership circle. Exhibitions include - Natural History Museum, Ambika Gallery, Gallery on the Corner, Norman Rea Art Gallery, 4th Floor Studios, The Tabernacle, The Hive and Central Saint Martins.

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  • Photojournalism
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Graphic Design
  • Documentary Photography
  • Journalism
  • Street Photography
  • Social Media Digital Strategies

Work history



Union Hand-Roasted

Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance



Suitcase Magazine

Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Featured work and commissions from Bulgaria, Romania, and India.



The Independent

Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Covering the refugee crisis in France, coffee farming in Ethiopia, elderly communities in Romania and Arab-Israeli collaboration.


Member of Street Photography International

Street Photography International

Jan 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Street Photography International (SPi) are a collective of four street photographers who formed with the aim to promote the best Street Photography from around the world. The SPi Instagram account attracts over 8 million views a month. In October, SPi are launching an international Street Photography competition in partnership with Olympus Cameras and currently run international Street Photography workshops. In January 2018, SPi will be exhibiting the winners, and finalists, work at Art Bermondsey Project Space.


Dec 2016 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Collaboration with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to document one of the last remaining mountain forest fragments of Arabica coffee (the origin for the world’s most popular coffee), the Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere in Ethiopia. To prevent further damage to the forest or loss of coffee species, the local communities need to have other sustainable livelihood options.



MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism

Westminster University

Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom


Art and Design Foundation

Central Saint Martins

Sep 2011 - Jul 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design: Specialising in Fine Art



The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image

Natural History Museum

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image