Léonie Hampton's 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, Italy and Canada. Successive photo-based projects have been funded by Wellcome Trust and the British Council and her 16-part photo series 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 from her studio in London. Formerly known as Léonie Purchas, she has been professionally working as Léonie Hampton since 2010.
2017 Mend, MACRO (Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma), Curated by Marco Delogu Italy
2012 Galerie Kahmann, Amsterdam, Curated by Roy Kahnman, NL
2011 In the shadow of things, Fondazione Forma, Curated by Alessandra Mauro, Milano, Italy
2009 In the shadow of things, FOAM (Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam), Curated by Marcel Feil, NL
2007 In the shadow of things, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Curated by Marco Delogu Rome, Italy
2015 Wie wir Leben, KUNST HAUS WIEN, curated by Verena Kaspar Eisern, Vienna
2013 Festival of Photography, MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma), Curated by Marco Delogu, Italy
2012 Firecracker, London, U.K.
Magenta show, Toronto Book Fair, Canada
2011 Paris Foto (Galerie Kahmann, Amsterdam), Paris, France
2008 Artissima (Galleria VM21, Rome), Turin, Italy
2006 London Stories, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, U.K.
2005 Les Yeux Ouvert, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2004 Jerwood Photography Award, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, U.K.
2003 Jerwood Photography Award (Escape in Israel), Jerwood Space, London, U.K.
The Ian Parry Award, Camera Press, London, U.K.
2017 XV Edizione della Commissione Roma, Italy
2015 Nominated for a Prix Pictet Award, Geneva, Switzerland
2012 Awarded a Wellcome Small Arts Grant, London, U.K.
2011 In the shadow of things - nominated for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize, London, U.K.
2009 Winner of the 2009 KLM Paul Huf Award, Amsterdam, NL
2008 Winner of the F Award, Milano, Italy
2007 Selected by the Magenta Foundation for publication, Toronto, Canada
Winner of the Arts Foundation Fellowship for Photography, London, U.K.
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, Treviso, Italy
2004 Winner of a Jerwood Photography Award, London, U.K.
2004 Selected as one of the 30 Emerging Photographers by Photo District News, New York, USA.
2003 Winner of the Tom Webster Award, London, U.K.
Winner of the Ian Parry Memorial Scholarship, London, U.K.
Winner of the Metro Bursary Award, London, U.K.
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