STATEMENT


Societal concern is at the core of my personal work. I use a variety of photographic styles and approaches to consider the physical impact of dogmatic, political ideology. It’s a fruitful time to critique the powers that be.

Photography is my regular go to for projects but I also use video and alternative processes. The approach is always led by the subject matter. Sometimes serendipity prevails and a chance moment or commission will expand into a new body of work.

The notion that a loss of empathy leads to dangerous actions has fuelled my work for the last ten years. I take solace in the hope that lessons will be learned before history has the time to fully repeat.

BIOGRAPHY


Willie Robb (b. ) is a is a Scottish photographer, video producer and artist who is based in Lewes, East Sussex. He graduated from Brighton University in 2008 with a BA(Hons) in Photography and continues to create self-initiated projects using a blend of autobiographical and documentary practice.

In 2010 Willie started producing commercial video and photographic work for clients throughout the UK including The Princes Trust, The NHS, Jellyfish Media and Macmillan Cancer Support.

EXHIBITIONS / INSTALLATIONS


2018: Left Bank Leeds Arts Prize – European Ferries 2018: Northern Light, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield – European Ferries 2018: One Year Revolv, Safe House, London – Spikes 2018: Ginnel Foto Fest, St. Matthew’s Ginnel, Ipswich – European Ferries 2018: Live | Doorways | Nature Morte, Fringe Arts Bath – Spikes 2018: Cooltsalon, Layden Gallery, London – Rush Hour 2018: Artwaves Festival, Bridlington Spa – Longshore Drift 2018: V.23 Gallery, London; Our Nature - SPIKES 2018: Artizan Gallery, Torquay; The Art Of You - Parking Among Trees 2017: Salisbury Cathedral - Body Of Writing 2016: Kings House, Hove; Brighton Photo Fringe '16 - Spikes 2016: The Skiff, Brighton; Shine for Shelterbox '16 - Spikes 2016: The Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol; Engage 2016 Competition - Take 72016: The Amex Stadium, Brighton; SCF 10th Anniversary Award - Interviews2016: Presuming Ed, Brighton; The Short Circuit - Take 7 2016: Carmel by the Green, London; The Physical Fabric of Cities - Spikes 2016: Foundry Gallery, Lewes; United Artists - Spikes2015: The Friends Meeting House, Brighton; Tackling Fuel Poverty - Take 7 2014: Edger Modern, Bath; The Tribe Prize - Spikes 2014: The Shot I Never Forgot; Brighton Photo Fringe ’14 2013: Moksha Café, Brighton; Custom Exhibition - Spikes 2012: Various locations; Brighton Photo Fringe ’12 – Cede 2010: Hibbert Room, Lewes; Brighton Photo Fringe ’10 - Chalk Hill 2008: The University of Brighton; Degree Show – 37.8 Degrees 2008: Degree Art Gallery, London; The Signature Awards 2007: The University of Brighton; 2nd Year Show – Hidden

AWARDS / COMMISSIONS



EDITORIAL / ARTICLES / PUBLICATIONS



TALKS


2018: Fringe Arts Bath; Spikes

EDUCATION


2005-08: BA(Hons) Editorial Photography - University of Brighton 2004-05: Foundation Photography- Distinction - Filton College Bristol

EXPERIENCE


2007-18: Freelance Photographer, Video Producer and Artist - willierobb.com 2018: Freelance Video Production Workshop Leader - Sparks 2018: Coping with Circumstance Photography Workshop - Free Space Project 2009-17: Freelance Project Manager - Standard8 2016: Blind Veteran Photography Workshop Leader - Blind Veterans UK 2014: Princes Trust Photography Workshop Leader - The Princes Trust 2006: Assistant Photographer - Adrian Turner 2004-05: Portrait Photographer - Photo Corporation UK
Willie Robb on site.
Willie Robb on interview.
Willie Robb on site.
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