Artists C.V

Tanya Houghton (Born.1985, mixed migrant background) is a social documentary photographer and artist based in London. She spent eight years working in the world of

commercial photography before undertaking an M.A in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths University to further her own practice.  It is due to this combined

background of sociology and constructed photography that she is able to work and collaborate on a range of projects; editorial, commercial, exhibition, curatorial.

Her work examines the details within the everyday, unearthing the unexpected within the familiar; it is the desire to collect and compare these details, which motivates

her work. Exploring the image as an object she combines traditional landscape and portrait photography with conceptual still-life images, created using objects from the

spaces and people she works with. Her current practice focuses on themes of ecology and sustainability, centred around the landscape, food and memory. Through this

she explores the tension between the Urban (man) and the Rural (nature). She is interested in learning the stories we as humans imprint onto the landscape and in return

the stories those landscapes tell about us, retelling them and preserving them for future generations.

Selected Commissions

Alla Carta, L’Arco Baleno, In A Clay Pot Magazine, A Paper Sea Quarterly, Earth Issue, Lodestars Anthology, Prudence, Mutina Journal, Nokia, Rakes Progress Magazine,

Shoreditch Trust, Some Ideas Magazine, Swarovski, Telegraph, Thread Magazine, Urban Photo Fest, Urban Photographers Association, We Move Magazine, White Noise.

Selected Collaborations

Christopher Baker, Katrin Baumgarten, Stefano Carnelli, Natalie Hardwick, Ciara O'Donovan, Johan van der Merwe, Ania Weksler, Saskia Wickins, Kyler Zeleny.

 

Education

2014-2015 M.A. Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths University

2004-2007 B.A. Hons Fashion Photography at London College of Fashion

 

Exhibitions

2019 - La Fabrica & Photo London Book Dummy Award, PHotoESPAÑA, Madrid. (Upcoming)

2019 - La Fabrica & Photo London Book Dummy Award, Photo London, Somerset House, London. (Upcoming)

2018 - The Songlines of the Here+Now, Solo Show, Argentea Gallery, Brimingham.

2018 - Invisible Cartographies, The Urban Photographers Group Shop, Lisbon.

2017 - Invisible Cartographies, The Urban Photographers Group Shop, Urban Photo Festival, APT Gallery, London.

2017 - Marshlands, Urban Photo Festival, Deptford High Street, London.

2017 - Organ Vida Festival, New Citizens, Screening, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia.

2017 - 'Urban Memories' Urban Photographers Group Show, London Architecture Week, Goldsmiths, London. 

2017 -' Reclaim Photography Festival', Group Show, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham

2017 -' Reclaim Photography Festival', Group Show,Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton

2017 - 'A Migrant's Tale', Solo Show, Shed Gallery, London, 

2017 - 'A Migrant's Tale', A Conversation Dinner, Shed Gallery, London

2016 - 'A Migrant's Tale', Solo Show, Urban Photo Fest Sponsored Artist, MMX Gallery,London. 

2016 - 'A Migrant's Tale', A Conversation Dinner, MMX Gallery, London

2016 - 'BFP Open - Short list', Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton.

2016 - 'Photography,Memory and Archive' Urban Photographers Association, Group Show,Lewisham Arthouse, London.

2016 - 'Memory and Movement' Urbiquity Urban Lab, Group Show, APT Gallery, London.

2016 - 'Memory and Movement' Urbiquity Urban Lab, Group Show, Helikopter Cultural Space, Tallinn, Estonia. 

2016 - D&AD Next Photographers Award, London.

2016 - 'Transitional Landscape', Group Show, The Centre For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, USA. 

2016 - 'The Other Art Fair', London. 

2015 – ‘Drift’ Group Show, Truman Brewery, London.

2015 – ‘British Journal Photography Graduate Awards’ Group Show, Truman Brewery, London.

2014 – ‘Nokia #Aires’ Group Show, Truman Brewery, London.

2009 – ‘Sleepers’ Group Show, Curtain Road Gallery, London.

2008 – ‘Lost’ Solo Show, The Foundry, London.

2007 – ‘Moving Forward’ Group Show, The Great Eastern Hotel, London.

2007 – ‘The University of the Arts’ Group Show, Royal Academy, London.

 

Associations

The Urban Photographers Association

 

Awards, Grants & Festivals

2019 - La Fabrica & Photo London, Book Dummy Award - Shortlist.

2017 - Urban Photo Festival - Artist, Guest Curator, Portfolio Reviewer.

2017 - Organ Vida Festival - New Citizens

2017 - Athens Photo Festival - Short List

2017 - Reclaim Photography Festival Professional Award.

2016 - BPF16 Open, Shortlist.

2016 - Urban Photo Festival - Festival Artist.

2016 - D&AD Next Photographer - Finalist

2015 - Urban Photo Festival - Artist, Guest Curator.

2015 - Goldsmiths Annual Fund.

2015 – British Journal of Photography – Breakthrough Awards – Graduate Series - Winner.

 

Talks & Workshops

2018 - Curators Talk, Songlines of the Here+Now, Birmingham City University, Argentea Gallery, Birmingham,

2018 - Artist Talk, Photography and the Landscape, Symposium, Argentea Gallery, Birmingham,

2018 - Lecturer at the International Urban Photography Summer School - IUPSS - Goldsmiths London.

2018 - Artist Talk, Politics of the Real, Symposium - The Photographers Gallery, London.

2018 - Artists Talk, Marshlands - Engaging in Urban Image Making, Symposium - Goldsmiths, London.

2017 - Artists talk, London Independent Photographers, Festival, London.

2017 - Urban Photo Festival, Guest Portfolio Reviewer, Urban Photographers Association, London.

2017 - Lecturer at the International Urban Photography Summer School - IUPSS - Goldsmiths London.

2016 - Artist Talk, 'Memory and Movement' Urbiquity Urban Lab, APT Gallery, London.

2016 - Artist Talk, 'Memory and Movement' Urbiquity Urban Lab, Helikopter Cultural Space, Tallinn, Estonia.

2016 - Re-curating the family archive, at The Photography, Memory, Place, Symposium, CIUL, Lisbon.

2015 - 3ff – Photography in the Community Workshop, London.

2015 - British Journal Photography & The Printspace – What next?, Artmedia. London.

 

Residencies

2016 - 'Memory and Movement' - Urbiquity Urban Lab, Tallinn, Estonia.

 

Curatorial Role

2018 - Urban Photographers Association, P31 Gallery Lisbon.

2017 - Urban Photographers Association, Urban Photo Fest, APT Gallery, London,

2015 - Drift Collective, Truman Brewery, Urban Photo Fest, London.

 

Features

Openhouse

Palm* Studios

Lodestars Anthology

Papersea Quarterly

Lodestars Anthology

Jungle Magazine

See W Journal

A Paper Sea Quarterly

Australian Times

The South African

In A Clay Pot

Urban Photo Fest

Junko Journal

Edge of Humanity

D&AD 

British Journal of Photography

Urban Photo Fest

British Journal of Photography

British Journal of Photography

Metro Imaging

Urban Photo Fest

World Photography Organisation