Oliver Tooke (b. 1990) is a British documentary photographer, currently based in the UK. He mostly works on his own long term personal projects.

Oliver graduated from the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course at the University of Gloucestershire in 2014. In September 2014, Oliver was long-listed for the Magnum/Ideastap Photographic Award, was a finalist for the AOP awards in October 2015, shortlisted for the 2015 Bar Tur Photobook Award, and a Grand Prix Finalist and exhibited at the Lodz Foto Festival in 2017.

Currently he is working on a series of projects all set in the Arab world, concerning themes of tragedy, origins, globalisation, missed opportunities, mythology, nationalism, and modernity.

All three parts of the trilogy are still on-going.


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2019 - Vantage Point Sharjah 7, Sharjah Arts Foundation, UAE

2019 - East Meets West, Format Photo Festival Digital showcase, Derby, UK

2019 - East Meets West, Derby Photo Fringe, Derby, UK

2018 - Journeys, Keighley Creative Space, Keighley, UK

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


2019 - Royal Photographic Society, Shortlisted for International Photography Exhibition 162, UK

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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