Lee Brodhurst-Hooper is a visual artist based in the coastal town of Folkestone, Kent. With a B.A and M.A in Photography, Lee has both an academic and creative background.
Lee has worked extensively in photography, having worked as picture editor for publications such as The Stool Pigeon newspaper, Artrocker Magazine, with photography commissions from Dazed and Confused, the BBC and The Guardian.
With a varied creative background, it’s Lee’s experience of working in creative strategy for organisations like Getty Images that have cemented Lee’s holistic take on photography.
Lee’s photographic work is centred around behaviour, through his voracious fascination with people, and their lives. He’s particularly interested in tribes, and their unique visual nuances and behaviours.
His current project ‘Sea Change’ spans across a year, documenting the changing face of Folkestone through its new generation. In the past, Lee has investigated modern masculinity, London communities, and the blurring lines between documentary and family photo albums.
Using a mixture of traditional film techniques and digital practice, Lee aims to capture emotion and reality of each of his subjects and their surroundings, creating visuals that tap into a feel, and start a conversation.
Protein Trend Audience Book 2016
Getty Images’ In-Focus 2015 book
Getty Images’ In-Focus 2014 book
The Cass, London Metropolitan University 2018 - Present
University of East London 2009 - 2010, 2015
London College of Fashion 2015
Talks & Media
Channel 4 Grayson Perry ‘Taste’ program 2012 - London style commentator
British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain Award 2021: Shortlisted
British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain Award 2019: Shortlisted
British Journal of photography, Portrait of Britain Award 2018: Winner
British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain Award 2018: 2 shortlisted images
British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain Award 2018: Editor's Choice of the Week
Suffolk Photography Biennial, Belonging Exhibition 2018: Competition Winner
Bar-Tur Exhibition and Award 2011: Shortlisted
Taylor Wessing Portrait Award 2010: Shortlisted
PDD Innovation, Rough Trade Record Label, Blonde Redhead, Vice Magazine - Germany, Folkestone Harbour & Seafront Development Co., BBC, Time Out - London, Indie Rocks, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, Vice Magazine - UK, Disorder Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Huck Magazine, NME, Wonderland, Artrocker, Metal Hammer, Stool Pigeon Newspaper. The Fly, Pix magazine, Fused Magazine, Metal Hammer, Blowback magazine, Fact Magazine, Rock Sound, Joyzine, Maps magazine, Disorder magazine, Media Assassin.
Selected Publications: Metro, CultureTrip, The Guardian, Hero Magazine, British Journal of Photography, BBC UK, BBC Russia, Trip Magazine, Il Sitodi Sicilia, Il Sicilia, Spiegal, Then There Was Us, Creative Boom.
Book: UNFRAMING PHOTOGRAPHY Performing the image to see otherwise Book 2022 https://www.unframingphotography.com/publication
Book: British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain Vol 4 book 2021, published by Hoxton Press https://www.hoxtonminipress.com/products/portrait-of-britain-vol-4
Book: British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain Vol 2 book 2019, Published by Hoxton Press, http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk/portrait-of-britian-book-vol-2/
Book: The British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain Book 2018, Published Hoxton Mini Press (https://www.hoxtonminipress.com/products/portrait-of-britain)
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Online Feature: Le Republica TV 2019, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4WLgyvwJngShutterhub, Exhibitions: 8 Great Exhibitions to see - August 2019 https://shutterhub.org.uk/exhibitions-8-great-exhibitions-to-see-august-2019/
Online Feature: Palermo Today, https://www.palermotoday.it/eventi/mostra-shifting-stances-museo-riso.html
Online Feature: Mediterraneaonline.eu, "Shifting Stances", at Palazzo Riso the exhibition of 6 contemporary European photographers on identity and social change, 2019 https://www.mediterraneaonline.eu/shifting-stances-a-palazzo-riso-la-mostra-di-6-fotografi-europei-contemporanei-sullidentita-e-i-cambiamenti-sociali?fbclid=IwAR0Qau1IDr2jsFJTnhPsZMZI8dfZMtEav419VG3AwQmmBXsiIlq_5mLp-nY
Online Feature: iLSitodiSicilia, Palermo, at Palazzo Riso: identity and changes in the exhibition of 6 European photographers, 2019 https://www.ilsitodisicilia.it/palermo-a-palazzo-riso-identita-e-cambiamenti-nella-mostra-di-6-fotografi-europei/?fbclid=IwAR2dHU0w9KJMXKjFbivgpcKsQn6z1IhbKbW6JIiBrYBG-G79BraybHxgdhk
Online Feature: iLSicilia, "Shifting Stances": at the Rice Museum photographic exhibition on identity and social changes, 2019 https://www.ilsicilia.it/shifting-stances-al-museo-riso-mostra-fotografica-su-identita-e-cambiamenti-sociali-foto/?fbclid=IwAR0TziWSP-Yg7Rg-ZLsv-FAIOPUQYx7Z4aIsbJ2Y4zurqpXAYuzFsZHruag
Online Feature: See the faces that make up a nation in 'Portrait of Britain' 2018, (https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/england/articles/see-the-faces-that-make-up-a-nation-in-portrait-of-britain-2018/)BBC, Portraits celebrate Britain's diversity in 2018, (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-45344336)
Online Feature: Spiegel Online, (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/portrait-of-britain-fotografie-gesichter-grossbritaniens-fotostrecke-163516-2.html)
Online Feature: Hero Magazine, 2018, (http://hero-magazine.com/article/131345/see-some-of-the-best-entries-from-this-years-portrait-of-britain-competition/)
Online Feature: Creative Boom, Portrait of Britain: Award-winning images that capture the face of a changing nation (https://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/portrait-of-britain-award-winning-photographs-that-capture-the-face-of-a-changing-nation/)
Online Feature: The Metro, Portrait of Britain winners capture the diversity and beauty of the public, (https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/30/portrait-of-britain-winners-capture-the-diversity-and-beauty-of-the-public-7896660/)
Online Feature: The Guardian, Portrait of Britain highlight, August 2018, (https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/aug/30/portrait-of-britain-today-british-journal-of-photography)
Online Feature: The British Journal of Photography - February 2018 (http://www.bjp-online.com/2018/02/lee-brodhurst-hooper/)
Online Feature: Trip Magazine - February 2018 (http://tripmag.co.uk/sea-change/)
Online Feature: Then There Was Us Magazine - April 2018 (http://thentherewasus.co.uk/lee-brodhurst-hoopers-sea-change/)
Online Portfolio:Italian Vogue - Best Of PhotoVogue (http://www.vogue.it/en/photovogue/portfolio/?id=167802)
"Unframing Photography" book launch at the Contemporary Space in Tontine street, Folkestone, 3rd September, 2022
'Unframing Photography' Group Show, Performance Space/Brewery Tap, Folkestone 29th April - 9th May, 2022
Unframing Photography: In Between Lenses documentary viewing event 30th April, 2022
'Unframing Photography' live photo audience performance, Glassworks, Folkestone. 26th November, 2021
Of The Land Of The Sea, exhibition, Santamarina, Palermo, 5-14 November, 2021
Tribes, solo exhibition, Photo Co-op, Folkestone, England, October - December 2020
Shifting Stances group exhibition, Museo Palazzo Riso, Palermo, Sicily, July - December 2019
Portrait of Britain, UK JCDecaux screens nationwide, September 2018
Belonging Group Show: Suffolk Biennial PhotoEast Festival May - June, 2018
Sea / Change, Brewery Tap, UCA Art-Space, Folkestone, February, 2018
M.A. Photography final exhibition, LCC, Elephant & Castle, London, November, 2010
Familiarities: An Exhibition, GMRA Spaces, Soho, London, October 2010
M.A. Photography Interim show exhibition, LCC, Elephant & Castle, London, April 2010
Free Range group show, Brick Lane, London, 2009
AVA Gallery, Beckton Park, London, 2009
London East Photo group show, The Macbeth, London, 2009
Tectonic Ballroom group show, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, 2008
AVA Gallery, Beckton Park, London, 2007
Artrocker Magazine: group show, Curzon Theatre, Soho, London, 2006