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Curtis Hughes is a British social documentary and portrait photographer who explores and questions his own identity and belonging through collaboration and connection. Through his work, which is often portrait-led, Curtis explores themes surrounding love, identity, belonging, and the human experience while questioning and challenging societal conventions. Through reflection, Curtis seeks to understand the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical characteristics of human life through empathic, intimate, and compassionate connections and encounters with others.

His work has been featured in the annual British Journal of Photography's Portrait of Britain and Portrait Humanity award, as well as the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize by the National Portrait Gallery, Head On Portrait Award, and PhotoVogue. Curtis now resides between the UK and Berlin where he continues to work on refining his craft and visual signature in portraiture. 

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Portrait by Cameron Wallace 




Awards & Publications:

Winner of Portrait of Britain by British Journal of Photography & Hoxton Mini Press, UK, 2023. View.

Shortlisted for Portrait of Britain by British Journal of Photography & Hoxton Mini Press, UK, 2023. View.

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Exhibitor, UK, 2022. View.

Finalist for Head On Portrait Prize, Australia, 2022. View.

Finalist for Film Photo Award, USA, 2022.

BarTur Photo Awards, 2nd place, UK, 2022.

Budapest International Photography Awards, Hungary, 2022.

Then there was us annual, UK, 2022. View.

Shortlisted for Royal Photographic Society 164 International Exhibition, UK, 2022. View.

F-Stop Magazine, The Portrait Issue, USA, 2022. View.

Selected Emerging Artist, Hamburg Portfolio Review, Germany, 2022. View.

Pupil Sphere Graduate Showcase Artist of the year, UK, 2022. View.

 

Finalist for EIZO Student Award, UK, 2022.

Shortlisted for Portrait of Humanity by British Journal of Photography & Hoxton Mini Press, UK, 2022. View.

 

Recipient of Reginald Sailsbury Award, UK, 2022.

Winner of Portrait of Britain by British Journal of Photography & Hoxton Mini Press, UK, 2021. View.

Winner of Portrait of Britain by British Journal of Photography & Hoxton Mini Press, UK, 2020. View.


Introspective Collective Zine, Volume 1, UK, 2020.

Police Kicking Kids Zine, Volume 1, UK, 2020.


 


Exhibitions



Modern Love, Berlin, Germany - Febuary 2023. TBA

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, London, UK - October - December 2022.

Modern Love, CULTVR (virtual), Cardiff, UK - June 2022. View.

 

Modern Love, Packed Lunch Exhibition, Cardiff, UK - May 2022.

Portrait of Britain by JCDecaux. UK. January - February 2021 

Portrait of Britain by JCDecaux. UK. October - December 2020

Dominoes and Dice. Cardiff, Wales. October 2019.
 
Lifting the Lid. Antigua, Guatemala. November 2018 - June 2019.



Features: 

 

The Guardian, Cowboys, cops and coffee mornings: Portrait of Britain winners – in pictures, January 2023. View.

The Times, Portraits of Britain capturing the nations many faces, January 2023. View.

10 Photographers to keep an eye on, Sound of Life, July 2022. View.

Vogue, 2022. View.

Wales Online, January 2022. View

Cardiff Life Magazine, September 2021. View



For commissions, print sales, or any other requirements, please email me at the address below. Alternatively, please feel free to follow me via social media. 
 

Email:

 

 

curtishughesphoto@gmail.com


 

 




 

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