Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Portrait Photography by Amelia Troubridge

Amelia Troubridge

Amelia Troubridge is self-taught as a photographer, she first picked up an old Pentax camera (a present from her late father) at 18 years old. After completing a degree in American Studies in New York and London, she began working on assignment for Esquire and The Sunday Times magazine. Awards followed, including The Ian Parry Award and a place on the World Press Masterclass at 23 years old. She has since been commissioned worldwide by magazines such as Vanity Fair, Time, Tatler, GQ, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The Times Magazine, Dazed and Confused and The Observer. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows in Europe and America including a show at Proud Galleries (2004) and Barings Bank (2006). She has also contributed to group shows and auctions at Christie’s, Phillips De Pury and Photo London.

Amelia Troubridge was born in 1974 in London, England. She studied American Studies in London and New York, receiving an honours degree in 1995. Self taught, Amelia first picked up an old Pentax camera in 1992 that was left to her by her father.

In 1996, Amelia photographed her first major reportage story, Dublin’s Urban Cowboys. A year later, she was awarded the Ian Parry award for ‘Young Photographer of the Year’ at the Nikon Press Awards. Other awards and accolades have followed, including a place on The World Press Masterclass, and a nomination for Young Photographer of the Year, at The International Center of Photography in New York.

Amelia’s editorial portfolio is unusually broad ranging. Her clients include, Time Magazine, Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveller (US), The Saturday and Sunday Times Magazine, The Face, GQ, Esquire, Tatler, Harpers Bazaar, ES magazine, Stern, Dazed and Confused, Vogue and The Observer. She has toured with Motorhead and New Order, and has photographed such diverse characters, as Fidel Castro for The Times, and Paris Hilton for the cover of Tatler.

Troubridge began her collaboration with film director Michael Winterbottom in 1999 as Specials Photographer on the much-acclaimed Wonderland. This led to further commissions on Winterbottom’s consecutive films, 24 Hour Party People in 2001, and A Cock and Bull Story in 2006.

2004 saw the publication of her first solo photographic book, entitled ‘The Trouble with Amelia’, published by Booth Clibborn/Thames and Hudson, launched alongside a solo exhibition, ‘The Trouble with Men’ at Proud Galleries, in London. Amelia’s second book, ‘Malta Diaries’, was published in October 2006 by Trolley Books.

Amelia’s work has also been exhibited extensively: Clarence Hotel, Dublins Urban Cowboys, Ireland, 1998. World press photo masterclass, group show, The Netherlands, 1998. Photojournalism is dead, Brickhouse gallery, London, 1998. MTV building, Group show, 2004. Groucho Club, “SOHO”, 1999. The Wallace Collection, Stephen Webster exhibition 30th anniversary, 2006. Proud Galleries, My cup of Tea, 2002. Proud Galleries, The Trouble with Men, 2004. PhotoLondon, Guy Hepner Contemporay, 2007 Trolley books and Barings Bank, ‘Malta Diaries show”, 2006. RADA, ‘London Theatre’, 2002. The Centro Gallery, Manchester, “Woman”, 2004. Christie’s, “4 Inches”, 2005.

Advertising and album cover campaigns include CNN, HSBC, Vodafone, Cancer research, Canon, Domestic Violence, Nescafé, SHELTER, The British Tea Council, BMG/Arista, EMI, and Sony.

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