Stephen Gill (b. 1971, Bristol, UK) became interested in photography in his early childhood, thanks to his father and interest in insects and initial obsession with collecting bits of pond life to inspect under his microscope.   Stephen's photographs are held in various private and public collections and have also been exhibited at many international galleries and museums including London's National Portrait Gallery, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Museum of London, Agnes B, Victoria Miro Gallery, Christophe Guye Gallery, Sprengel Museum, Tate, Centre National de l'audiovisual, Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Archive of Modern Conflict, Gun Gallery, The Photographers' Gallery, Palais des Beaux Arts, Leighton House Museum, Haus Der Kunst and has had solo shows in festivals including - Recontres d’Arles, The Toronto photography festival and PHotoEspaña.     Selected Solo exhibitions 2016. Fatigue Laboratory  - Christophe Guye Gallery, Nov 4th - Jan 28th 2016. Myeyefellout - The Photographers' Gallery, London 18th March - 8th May 2015. Talking to Ants - Dillon Gallery,  New York until Sep 30th 2015. Buried flowers coexist with disappointed ants, Christophe Guye May 7 - June 27 2015. London Chronicles, Pôle Image, Rouen - May 21 to August 1 2015. Best Before End - GP Gallery, Tokyo  - April 3 to May 6 2014. Series Photographs - Galeri Image, Aarhus Denmark, Sep - Oct 2014. Talking to Ants - Shoot Gallery,  Oslo Feb 20 -  May 3 2013. Best Before End - Foam Fotografie Museum, Amsterdam 16 May - 15 July 2012. Coexistence - CNA, Luxembourg 28 Sep – 25 Aug 2013 2011. Outside In - GP Gallery, Tokyo 26 Mar - 22 May 2011. Outside In - Gungallery, Stockholm 17 Mar - 20 Apr 2010. Coming up for Air - GP Gallery, Tokyo Japan 20 Aug - 26 Sep 2009. Hackney Flowers - G/P Gallery, Tokyo 2008. A Series of Disappointments - Gungallery, Stockholm 2007. Anonymous Origami and Buried - Leighton House Museum 2006. Toronto Photography Festival, Canada 2005. Invisible and Lost - PHotoEspaña, Real Jardín Botánico 2005. Stephen Gill Photographs - The Architectural Association, London 2004. Field Studies - The State Centre of Architecture, Moscow 2004. Recontres d’Arles Photography festival. 2003. Hackney Wick - The Photographers’ Gallery, London Selected Group Exhibitions 2016. Hackney Flowers  Goa Photography Festival, Panjim, Goa, Nov - Dec 2016. Festival de l'image possible, Liège, Belgium Aug 20th - Oct 16th 2016. Images festival, Vevey, Switzerland, September 10th - October 2nd 2016. Water, Pondy Photo, Pondicherry, India, Aug 27th - September 11th 2016. "The State I am in" Internationale Photoszene Köln, September 16 2015. Beneath the Surface, Somerset House from V&A collection, May 21- August 24 2015. Hackney Flowers, Fotografia Europea Earth Effect, May 15 - July 26 2015. The Return to Reason, Wendi Norris, San Francisco Jan 15th 2014. Urban Spirit - Chistophe Guye Gallery, Zurich 2013. Thresholds, Belfast Exposed, March 2012. Residual Traces, Photofusion, July 2012. Juxtaposition - See Studio, Hackney Wick, August 2012. Retrospex - Elevator Gallery, Hackney Wick, July 2012. Et Cetera - Hoxton Art Gallery, April / May 2012. No Exit - Off Ground - Helsinki Photography Biennial, March / April 2011. Photography Calling ! -  Sprengel Museum, Hannover, 9 October 2010. Outside In / Strange & Familier, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 2 Oct 2010. London Calling - James Hyman Gallery 25 February - 1 May 2009. Sound Escapes - Space, Hackney London, 25 July – 15 August 2009. After Color - Bose Pacia, New York, July 8 – August 21 2008. Borderspaces - Schwartz Gallery, Hackney Wick 2008. What You See Is What You Get, CNA - Luxembourg 2008. Anonymous Origami and Disappointments - St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York 2008. Haus Der Kunst, Munich - Parrworld 2008. European Eyes on Japan - Kagoshima Museum of Art 2007. 'Says the Junk in the Yard' - Flowers East 2007. Something That I’ll Never Really See - The V &A, London 2006. Click, Double Click - Haus Der Kunst, Munich 2005. Photography 2005 - Victoria Miro Gallery, London Site specific 2007. Hackney Flowers, Street Exhibition, East London 2004. Billboards on Billboards Street exhibition, London. 2003. Cashpoint machines, London. 2001. An Edible exhibition, photographs on cakes with food dyes, East London. Books 2014. Pigeons 2014. Hackney Kisses 2014. Best Before End 2014. Talking to Ants 2013. Not in Service 2012. Coexistence 2011. Off Ground 2010. B Sides 2010. Outside In 2010. Coming up for Air 2010. Birds 2009. 44 photographs, Trinidad 2009.  The Hackney Rag 2008. Warming Down 2008. A Series of Disappointments 2007. Anonymous Origami 2007. Hackney Flowers 2007. Archaeology in Reverse 2006. Buried 2005. Hackney Wick 2005. Invisible 2004. Field Studies Books Edited by Stephen Gill 2011. Lets sit down before we go – Bertien Van Manen 2008. Andrei Tarkovsky Bright, bright day 2006. Unseen uk, Photographs by postmen and women Selected Reviews / Interviews 2014. Bristol Photography Book Festival interview 2013. Best Before End - Exhibition Review - ASX 2013. Coexistence - Lightbox 2013. Best Before End - Walk through 2013. Foam pre Best Before End video interview 2013. Jack Interview with Adrian Burnham 2012. 9-Day Dig – AMC2 2012. The Wonderful World of Stephen Gill - BJP 2012. Outside In - foam Magazine 2012. Interview - Blink Magazine 2012. Unpublished Hackney Flowers - Huge Magazine 2011. The World Inside a Camera - The Morning News 2011. Hackney Calling - Monopol 2011. Self Publishing Done Right - PDN 2010. Stephen Gill's Best Shot - The Guardian 2010. Shots in the dark, Francis Hodgson – FT Weekend 9th Oct 2010. Coming up for Air review Photoworks – Autumn / Winter 2010. Self publish or be dammed - The Guardian 2010. The Devil in the Detail - The Telegraph Magazine 2010. Creepy Crawlies - The Guardian 2009. The Hackney Podcast, November - Listen 2009. The Wicker Man - The Hackney Citizen, Sarah Birch - read it 2009. Shigeo Goto, The hope of photography 2009. Suwako Fukai - Quotation Magazine 2008. Most Influential in Book publishing - PDN 2008. Angharad Lewis, Lost forever - Grafik 2008. Toyoko Ito, Interview, Studio Voice, Japan 2008. Hackney Flowers - Japan Esquire 2007. Christof Schaden, Invariably Eden - foam Magaine - read 2007. Geoff Dyer - Unseen UK review / Aperture Magazine 2007. Times Photography Book of the year - read 2007. Anthony Lasala, Buried - Photo Eye Magazine 2007. Jeong Eun Kim, Fragments of a poem - Iann Magazine 2006. The Queen - on receiving a copy of Hackney Wick - read 2006. Gerry Badger, Hackney Wick - Ag Magazine 2006. MH, Hackney Wick - Foto8 Magazine - read 2006. Iain Sinclair, Lost Treasure - The Guardian Weekend - read 2005. Sophie Malexis, Hommes Invisibles - Le Monde 2 2005. Michel Guerrin, Le photographe en anthropolgue de la ville - Le Monde 2005. Invisible - Photonews 2005. Tim Clark, PhotoEspaña - NextLevel Magazine: Issue #8 2005. Now You See Them - The Guardian Weekend - read 2004. A Keen Observer of Life - Creative Review 2004. The Kindness of Strangers - The Guardian Weekend - read 2004. Message au dos - Liberation newspaper 2004. Jane Fletcher, A book of field studies - Source Magazine 2003. Sarah Kent, Hackney Wick - Time Out 2003. Elaine Paterson, Straight out of the ordinary - Metro Newspaper 2003. Paul Wombell, Eye Catching - Design Week 2003. Martin Murray, The Wick - Source Magazine 2003. Jon Ronson, Confessions of a Vino Virgin - The Guardian Weekend - read 2001. Thomas Sutcliffe, Framed - The Independent Magazine Slide show venues Southbank Centre, London Cheltenham Film Studios, UK Studio Film Club, Trinidad Camberwell college of arts, London The Photographers Gallery, London The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London The Roundchapel, Hackney London Royal College of Art, London Somerset House, London Novo mesto, Slovenia Newport School of art, media and design, Wales The Royal Academy of Arts, London 246 / Tokyo Southbank Centre, London Toronto Photography festival Gun Gallery, Stockholm St. Ann's Warehouse, New York Bath literature festival Rhubarb-Rhubarb, Birmingham G/P Gallery, Tokyo Awards 2011. PHotoEspaña Photography Boook Award 2011 has awarded  Nobody   "Outstanding Publishing House of the Year" 2009. A Series of Disappointments, Photo Eye, Best books 2008. Hackney Flowers, Shorlisted in Arles Book Award 2008. Hackney Flowers, Photobook award, Kasseler fotoforum 2008. Anonymous Origami, runner up in Specific Object Award 2008. Anonymous Origami, shortlisted Photo Espania Book award 2008. Hackney Flowers, Photography Book of the year, The Times 2007. Buried, Shorlisted in Arles Book Award 2007. Hackney Wick – Winner of Photo Eye best books 2007. Buried, Photo District News Award, Best Books 2006. Winner of Vic Odden Award 2006. Hackney Wick, Shorlisted in Arles Book Award 2006. Invisible, Photo District News Award, Best Books 2005. Invisible, Shorlisted in Arles Book Award 2004. Field Studies, Photo District News Award, Best Books 2004. Winner of John Kobal Book Award for “A book of Field Studies” 2003. Field Studies, Shorlisted in Arles Book Award 2002. John Kobal 10th Anniversary, National Portrait Gallery 2001. John Kobal Portrait Award 1997. World Press Master Class, The Netherlands 1996. John Kobal Portrait Award 1996. Ernst Haas Golden Light Award, USA 1986. Kodak Pet Portrait Award
Quotes "Stephen Gill has learnt this: to haunt the places that haunt him. His photo-accumulations demonstrate a tender vision factored out of experience; alert, watchful, not overeager, wary of that mendacious conceit, ‘closure’. There is always flow, momentum, the sense of a man passing through a place that delights him. A sense of stepping down, immediate engagement, politic exchange. Then he remounts the bicycle and away. Loving retrievals, like a letter to a friend, never possession… What I like about Stephen Gill is that he has learnt to give us only as much as we need, the bones of the bones of the bones…" Iain Sinclair