Phillipa Bloom

From the portrait series, Becoming 12, which charts a year in the life of a mentor group for pre-teens living in rural Hong Kong

Abstract image of a shrouded car, selected for the inaugural Shutter Hub Top 100 Auto Photo Awards images and book

Portrait of a swimmer at Hong Kong harbour, made as part of a 65km walk aimed at reconnecting with a territory undergoing rapid change. Shortlisted for the British Journal of Photography Portrait of Humanity awards 2023; featured in Portrait of Humanity Volume 5, Hoxton Mini Press

Work from a street series shot on assignment in Hà Nội, Vietnam

Phillipa Bloom

Phillipa is an artist photographer based in Hong Kong. A nomadic life across Asia and Africa has fed her deep interest in our interrelatedness with the land, and with each other. Phillipa visualises these connections as a means to contextualise and consider memory, identity and place. She is instinctively drawn to the sensory nature of landscapes and the intimate possibilities of portraiture.

She shoots both analog and digital and supports her personal work with private and commercial commissions. Her pro bono community work is a fundamental element of her practice.

Phillipa has exhibited at, among others, FOTO WIEN 2022, BJP Edition 365, Head On Photo Festival 2021, Festival Pil’ Ours 2022 and 2019, the Shutter Hub Open 2018 and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018. She received an Honorable Mention in the 18th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for four portraits in her series ‘becoming 12’ and again, in the 20th edition in 2023, for a series of Hong Kong portraits. Also in 2023, Phillipa was Shortlisted for the BJP’s Portrait of Humanity Awards as well as being featured in the accompanying Portrait of Humanity Volume 5 book by Hoxton Mini Press.

As recently as this year, Phillipa received an Honorable Mention in the 23rd Julia Margaret Cameron Award for her cityscape series Hà Nội.

Her sold work can be found in homes worldwide.


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