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.


Solo Exhibitions

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


Group Exhibitions

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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