OliverTooke (b. 1990) is a British freelance documentary photographer. He mostly works on long term personal projects, with work from China,Ukraine and across the Middle East and Europe.

For the past three years, Oliver has been working on a project about Syrians and their exodus to a better life, their mixed dreams of revolution, and the injustices they face where ever they go. The project is a mix of black and white documentary images, mixed with images taken from the phones of Syrians during the war and their journey to safety, creating a collaborative element to the project that reflects the growing importance of technology in personal recording of your surroundings during crisis, and also revealing the delicate and unseen moments that a refugee chooses to record for themselves. Early work from the project has been exhibiting in 2014-2017. 


info@olivertooke.co.uk

UK - (+44) 07437177216

GREECE - (+30) 6940533139



Exhibitions

2017 - Lodz Foto Festival, Grand Prix Finalist, Lodz, Poland

2016 - Encontros da Imagem, Photobook Market, Portugal.

2015 - Bar Tur Photobook Award projection, Photographers Gallery, London

2015 - AOP Awards Final, Old Truman Brewery, London

2015 - Photon Festival, Photo Collective projection event, Valencia, Spain.

2015 - Foto39, Bath Arts Festival, UK.

2014 - Foto39, Bristol, UK.

2014 - Magnum/Ideastap Photographic Award, Old Truman Brewery, London

2014 - University of Gloucestershire Degree Show, Cheltenham, UK.

2014 - Retina Photos Exhibition One, Centrespace, Bristol, UK.

2013 - Landscape exhibition, University of Gloucestershire, UK


Awards

2017 - Lodz Foto Festival, Poland, Grand Prix Finalist

2017 - Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Award Winner

2015 - Bar Tur Photobook award Shortlisted, The Photographers Gallery

2015 - AOP Open Awards Finalist

2014 - Slim Hewitt Award, University of Gloucestershire

2014 - Magnum/Ideastap Photographic Award, Shortlisted

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