Sophie Wedgwood

Freelance PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Sophie Wedgwood

Freelance PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Sophie Wedgwood is a photographer from Camberwell, London b 1991. Sophie first began working in reportage, travelling the UK for a project titled ‘Growing up Young’. Her portrait of the nation was nominated for a Webby for Best Photography, World Press Award and Magnum’s Award for Graduate Photographers. This year Sophie won Magnum Photo’s Award for Emerging Photographer selected by Lua Ribera and an honourable mention in The 15th Julia Margret Cameron Award, selected by Elizabeth Avedon and Mona Kuhn. She is particularly in interested in the narrative and depth in the ordinary which is reflected in her images of everyday life. Sophie lectures at UAL. ​ Recent press: BBC News, BBC World Service, Vogue Italia, It's Nice That, Royal Photographic Society, Dazed & Confused Magazine, AnOther Magazine ​
Projects
  • Parks in Lockdown - Vogue ItaliaThroughout June Sophie began to walk in local parks. Responding to the isolation that had become our daily lives and with a humility that is present in the pictures themselves, Wedgwood would lose herself in parks, stumbling upon whimsical scenes and moments of tenderness. The strangers she photographed are deeply absorbed in their thoughts yet somehow also longing for connection. Each person was asked to write their hopes and dreams down. The images provide a window into the trepidation of ever
  • Street workMy work featured in It's Nice That today https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/sophie-wedgwood-havana-230120
  • Personal projectsIn progress for various books
  • Move your body - NikeDirected film and photographed women for this campaign
  • Joshua Buatsi - Nike GlobalWorld champion boxer Joshua Buatsi photographed in his Croydon based gym.
  • Growing up young - BBC NewsMy series about young women in Liverpool launched BBC long form and was selected for a Webby Award. I was interviewed in various papers, radio shows and was invited to talks around Europe. I later travelled the rest of the UK meeting and photographing women. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-710ceafb-a26b-4a6c-9698-94800bb739f9
Projects credited in
  • Bud Futureproof MagazineFutureproof is a podcast, research and event series exploring the real problems, and everyday needs of people and their finances. With creative direction from the fantastic in-house team at Bud, my task was to design and art direct the first issue of the Futureproof initiative. Below is a selection of spreads and images from issue 1 Photography: Sophie Wedgwood
Work history
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    Freelance photographerSophie Wedgwood
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    COMMERCIAL - CLIENTS INCLUDE: ANOTHER MAGAZINE, ASOS, BBC, BUD FINANCE, CALVIN KLEIN, CLASSPASS, DAZED & CONFUSED, THE FA CUP, THE GUARDIAN WEEKEND, NIKE, POLAROID, PURPLE FASHION, TIK TOK, VALENTINO. COMMERCIAL PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
Skills
  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Picture Editing
  • Retouching
  • Fine Art
  • Design
  • Documentary
  • Editorial
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
Awards
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    Julia Margaret CameronThe Photography Gala Awards
    Honourable mention - portrait
    Magnum Emerging PhotographerMagnum Photos
    Winner of Magnum Award 2019
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