OLIVIA ROSE

Olivia is an award winning director and strictly analogue photographer who is allergic to pixels and in love with the alchemy of film. Her work has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery for their permanent collection and she has an enviable list of both commercial and editorial clients.

Preferring to think of herself as a sociologist than a photographer or director, Olivia is of the school of thought that subject is key. Technology was never the allure, rather the people she’s met along the way that have – and continue to – inspire her work.

“She is leading a new wave of photographic talent who are championing personality and character via the unknown, the unique and the ugly. Channelling her innovative aesthetic through her photography with fearless vigour, Olivia is not only confronting the industry with the idea of imperfection, but also with issues of racism and classism attached to her work – issues that continue to flourish in institutions and society today.” Charlotte Harding for British Journal of Photography

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National Portrait Gallery Acquisition

3.10.2019

I am now officially an NPG acquired photographer, with six images in the collection. Some of my work goes on display in the gallery from October to February 2020.

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Podcast: SYWBAA

28.09.2019

So you wanna be an artist? Listen to me muse with Kane Chattey on the difficult concept of labelling oneself an artist and my inner-desire to paint!

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For The Culture

20.06.2019

Celebrating the ethos of DIY creativity through photography and artist interviews that tell a history of black music over the last 100 years, Hennessy: For the Culture is open at Somerset House for the duration of the Get Up, Stand Up Now exhibition.

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This Is Grime

28.04.2020

Perfect for your reading and viewing pleasure, cop your copy now.

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i-D Meets: New Gen Photographers

13.02.2019

An oldie but a goodie, this video is the reason some people stop me in the street and ask me if i’m Olivia Rose. Mans famous, init.

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