2014, 2nd prize singles, Staged Portraits
Abbie Trayler-Smith is a documentary and portrait photographer. She grew up in South Wales before moving to London where she studied law at Kings College. Trayler-Smith began working regularly as a photographer for the Daily Telegraph in 1998; here she spent eight years covering news and features worldwide, including the war in Iraq, the Darfur crisis and the Asian tsunami. In 2007, she joined Panos Pictures.
Her work has been widely published and exhibited internationally as well as receiving many awards. Her first major work, "Still Human Still Here," was exhibited at HOST Gallery in London in 2009, along with an award-winning accompanying multimedia short film. In 2013 she became a member of A Fine Beginning, the Welsh photography collective. Based in the UK, she is currently working on a long-term personal project called "The Big O" on childhood obesity. It was from this work that her portrait of Chelsea won 4th prize in The National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Prize, London.
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Abbie Trayler-Smith on Twitter
28 April 2017
RT @duckrabbitblog: In the creative industries the sincerest form of flattery is payment. On time.
28 April 2017
25 April 2017
24 April 2017
‘Why Remembering The Holocaust Matters More Than Ever’ https://t.co/7noB3UkneX via @whimn_au
22 April 2017
@WorldObesity Have you seen my work The Big O?