Stuart Bailes

The United Kingdom, London Edel Assanti

Stephen Gill (1971, United Kingdom) became interested in photography in early childhood, encouraged by his father. In the 1990s he worked as an assistant at Magnum Photos in London before leaving to become a freelance photographer in 1997. Gill has emerged as a major force in British photography, exhibiting his work at many international galleries and museums including London's National Portrait Gallery, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Photographers' Gallery, Palais des Beaux Arts, Leighton House Museum and Haus Der Kunst. He has had solo shows at Recontres d'Arles, The Toronto Photography Festival and PHotoEspaƱa. Gill has received special recognition for his numerous original and beautiful photobooks, among which "Invisible", "Hackney Wick", "Hackney Flowers", "Buried", "Off Ground", and "Outside In". "Outside In" was initially commissioned by Martin Parr for the Brighton Photo Biennial, curated in 2010.