Léonie Hampton's Biography / cv
Léonie Hampton was born in London in 1978. She lives and works in Devon, United Kingdom.
Léonie Hampton began to photograph at the age of seven with a point-and-push Le Clic Camera. After graduating in Art History at University College London and SOAS in 2000, she continued her studies in Photography at the London College of Communication.
Since then she has exhibited in solo and group shows in the U.K. France, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Vienna, Italy and Canada. Successive photo-based projects have been funded by Wellcome Trust and the British Council and her 16-part photo Installation was purchased for the permanent collection of the MEP (Maison Européenne de la Photographie - Ville de Paris) in 2008. In 2011 her award-winning 128-page book In the shadow of things was published by Contrasto (Italy).
Léonie is a part-time teacher for MA Documentary Photography at London College of Communication. She co-founded and runs Still/Moving, a not-for-profit organisation hosting film and photography work-shops and seminars. Formerly known as Léonie Purchas, she has been professionally working as Léonie Hampton since 2010.
2018 Mend, Italian Cultural Institute. Curated by Marco Delogu, London UK
2017 Mend, MACRO (Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma) Curated by Marco Delogu and Flavio Scollo, Rome,
2012 Anger, Tenderness and Joy Galerie Kahmann. Amsterdam, NL
2011 In the shadow of things, Fondazione Forma. Curated by Alessandra Mauro, Milan, Italy
2009 In the shadow of things, Foam (Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam) Curated by Colette Olof,
2007 In the shadow of things, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. Curated by Marco Delogu, Rome, Italy
2017 UPTONOW: Fabrica Photography. Landskrona festival, Scandinavia
2017 UPTONOW: Fabrica photography. Fotografia Europea festival Reggio Emilia, Italy
2015 Wie wir Leben, KUNST HAUS WIEN. Curated by Verena Kaspar Eisern, Vienna
2014 Slideshow- In the shadow of things. Landskrona festival, curated by JH Engstrolm,
2013 Festival of Photography, MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma) Curated by
Marco Delogu, Italy
2012 Hijacked 111. QUAD gallery, Format Photography festival. Curated by Louise Clements, Derby, UK
2012 Firecracker. Curated by Fiona Rogers, London, UK
2012 Magenta show, Toronto Book Fair, Canada
2012 Fishbar. Curated by Olivia Arthur and Philipp Ebeling, London, UK
2011 Paris Foto (Galerie Kahmann, Amsterdam) Paris, France
2009 6x6 Women, Studio La Citta. Curated by Enrico Bossan and Maria Rosa Sossai, Verona, Italy
2009 Just around the corner Capalbio Fotografia. Curated by Marco Delogu, Capalbio, Italy
2008 Artissima (Galleria VM21, Rome) Turin, Italy
2006 London Stories. Curated by Robin Maddock, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK
2005 Les Yeux Ouvert. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2004 Jerwood Photography Award. Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2003 Jerwood Photography Award (Escape in Israel) Jerwood Space, London, UK
2003 The Ian Parry Award. Curated by Rebecca McClelland Camera Press, London, UK
2017 XV Edizione della Commissione Roma. Italy
2015 Nominated for a Prix Pictet Award. Geneva, Switzerland
2012 Awarded a Wellcome Small Arts Grant. London, UK
2011 In the shadow of things - nominated for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize.
2010 Winner of the Prix Montblanc - L'Insense. France
2009 Winner of the Foam KLM Paul Huf Award. Amsterdam, NL
2008 Winner of the F Award. Milano, Italy
2007 Winner of the Arts Foundation Fellowship for Photography. London, UK
Selected by the Magenta Foundation for publication. Toronto, Canada
2006 Selected for the Joop Swart World Press Masterclass. Amsterdam, NL
2005 Awarded 15-month scholarship at Fabrica Italy, by the Benetton Group to
collaborate on the Les Yeux Ouvert exhibition at Centre Pompidou in Paris.
2004 Winner of a Jerwood Photography Award. London, UK
2004 Selected as one of the 30 Emerging Photographers by Photo District News. New
2003 Winner of the Ian Parry Memorial Scholarship. London, UK
2003 Winner of the Tom Webster Award. London, UK
2003 Winner of the Metro Bursary Award. London, UK
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