Since graduating from the MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography course at London College of Communication in 2011, Celine has been working as a documentary photographer, undertaking personal and editorial projects, as well as working on commissions.

Celine is fascinated by the quiet details of everyday life. Much of her personal work is biographical in nature, telling small personal stories.

Last year Celine published her first book: Tulip, the story of the last year of her mother's life. Published by Dewi Lewis Publishing, it was met with widespread acclaim, and exhibited and published nationally and internationally. Named Photo Book of the Month by Sean O’Hagan in The Observer newspaper and Photo Book of The Week by Photo-Eye, and also featured in The British Journal of Photography, BBC News, The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, The Independent, The Telegraph Magazine, Vanity Fair and Photomonitor amongst many others.

In 2017 Celine was a winner in the documentary category in the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, Jury’s Selection for the Prix Virginia International Photography Prize for Women, and category winner in the Creative Review Photography Annual. Her work has also been shortlisted in several photography awards including The European Publishers Award For Photography, The Deutsche Bank Photography Award, Magenta Flash Forward Awards, The Lucie Foundation Grant, a finalist in the Emergentes DST International Photography Award, and the winner of the Hereford Photography Festival Open Here award in 2011.

She is a lecturer in photography on the BA (Hons) Photography course at Ravensbourne in London, a Fellow of the RSA, and recently invited to become a Leica Akademie Ambassador running Leica workshops around the UK.


AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2017    Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers Category winner 

2017    Pink Lady Food Photographer of The Year Award Highly Commended

2017    Lisa Pritchard Futures  Shortlisted  

2016    Creative Review Photography Annual 2016 Category winner

2016    Prix Virginia International Prize for Women Jury's Selection

2016    Invited to become a Leica Akademie Ambassador

2016    Tulip named The Observer's Photo Book of the Month by Sean O'Hagan

2016    Tulip named Book of the week in Photo-Eye

2016    Dewi Lewis Publishing published Tulip into a photo book

2016    RPS International Print Exhibition 159 Shortlisted

2015    Invited to become a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the Arts)

2013    Magenta Flash Forward Awards Honourable Mention

2011    Hereford Photography Festival Open Here Award Winner 

2011    European Publishers Award  Shortlisted

2011    Deutsche Bank Photography Award  Shortlisted

2011    International Photography Award Emergentes DST Finalist

2011    LUCIE Foundation Scholarship  Shortlisted

2011    Selected for artist residency Pittenweem, Scotland


EXHIBITIONS

2017    Tulip, Dewi Lewis, Paris Photo, France. Book show

2017    Tulip, VIA Summer Exhibition, Francesa Maffeo Gallery, Leigh on Sea, UK. Group show 

2017    Tulip, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Gallery, Athens, Greece. Group show 

2017    Tulip, Carlisle Photo Festival, University of Cumbria, Carlisle, UK. Group show 

2017    TulipA Stranger in My Mother's Kitchen, FIX Photo Festival, Bargehouse, OXO Tower, London. Group show 

2017    A Stranger in My Mother's Kitchen, Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award, Mall Galleries, London. Award show 

2017    A Stranger in My Mother's Kitchen, Free Space Project, London. Group show 

2017    24 Hours, Soho Square gardens, London. Outside group show 

2016    Tulip, Prix Virginia International Prize for Women, Paris, France. Award show 

2016    Tulip, Offprint, Tate Modern, London. Book show

2016    Tulip, Photo London, Somerset House, London. Book show

2016    Tulip, Format Photo Festival, Derby, UKBook show

2016    A Stranger in My Mother's Kitchen, Photo Scratch, Ugly Duck, Bermondsey, London.

2016    A Stranger in My Mother's Kitchen, Salon/16, Photofushion, Brixton, London. Group show  

2016    Tulip, Photo-Forum end of year show, Printspace, Shoreditch, London. Group show 

2016    Tulip, Felifa Book Awards, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Book show

2016    A Stranger in My Mother's Kitchen, LIP Annual Show, Espacio Gallery, London. Group show

2016    Tulip, Book Awards 2016, Rencontres d’Arles, photography festival, France. Book show

2016    A Stranger in My Mother's Kitchen, Photo Scratch, Hotel Elephant, London. Group show

2016    The Swap, Portrait Salon, The Reminders Stronghold Gallery, Tokyo. Group show

2015    The Swap, Portrait Salon, Embassy Tea Rooms Gallery, London. Group show

2015    Greys, LIP Annual Show, Embassy Tea Rooms Gallery, London. Group show

2015    Greys, NCM ExposedPhotofusion, London. Group show

2015    Bleeding London, Royal Photographic Society, City Hall, Queen’s Walk, London. Group show

2015    Greys, London Independent Photography, Embassy Tea Rooms Gallery, London. Group show

2014    The Wye, Photobookshow H, Doomed Gallery, Dalston, London. Group show

2014    The Wye, Photofusion Salon/14 annual show, Photofusion, London. Group show

2014    Notes from a small island, East Neuk Collective, Pittenweem Arts Festival, Scotland.

2014    Notes from a small island, The Drawing Room, Old Bicycle Club, Peckham, London. Group show

2013    The Wye, Hereford Photography Festival, UK. Solo show

2013    The Wye, Magenta Flash Forward, London. Group show

2013    Notes from a small island, The Art Collective, Oxford House Gallery, London. Group show

2012    The Wye, The Art Collective, The Affordable Art Fair, London. Group show

2012    Tulip, Photobookshow D, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland. Book show

2012    Washing the Weem, London Independent Photography, Strand Gallery, London. Group show

2012    Tulip, Firecracker: Lives of Others, London Festival of Photography. Group show

2012    Washing the Weem, end of residency show, Pittenweem Arts Festival, Scotland.

2012    Tulip, Photobookshow B, Ground Floor Left, Hackney, London. Group show

2012    Swimmers, The Art Collective, Bloomsbury Art Fair, London. Group show

2012    Swimmers, The Art Collective, Corner Gallery, Brighton. Group show

2012    Swimmers, The Gowlett, Peckham, London. Solo Show

2011    Tulip, Hereford Photography Festival auction, HotShoe Gallery, London. Group show

2011    Swimmers, Open Here Award exhibition, Hereford Photography Festival. Group show

2011    Tulip, London Independent Photography, Proud Central Gallery, London. Group show

2011    Tulip, European Publishers Award night, Rencontres d’Arles, France. Screening

2011    Tulip, International Photography Award, Encontros da Imagem festival, Portugal.

2010    Uncommon Ground, MA Degree Show, London College of Communication. 

2010    I Heart Street Photo by So Shoot Me collective, The Book Club, Shoreditch, London.

2010    Matters of the Heart by So Shoot Me collective, City Arts and Music Project, London.



TALKS & WORKSHOPS

UPCOMING

November:  Panel discussion with Michal Iwanawski, Ravensbourne University, London

December:  Family Ties Network, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, The University of Greenwich, London


PAST

2017   Panel discussion with Matthew Finn, David Chancellor, Laura Pannack and Sophie Harris-TaylorFrancesa Maffeo Gallery, Leigh on Sea, UK.

2017   Panel discussion with Chris Steel-Perkins, Carlotta Cardana & Mike Crawford, FIX Photo Festival, Bargehouse, OXO Tower, London.

2017   Leica Akademie photography workshop at Harrods, London. 

2017   PechaKucha, Photofusion, London.

2017   Leica Akademie documentary photography workshop at the Royal Photographic Society, Bath. 

2016   Inside Out, Free Space Project, London

2016   Bath Spa University, Bath

2016   Metamorphosis, Hotel Elephant, London



PUBLICATION

2016     Tulip, Dewi Lewis Publishing


EDUCATION

2010    MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography 

             London College of Communication. Distinction

2002    BA (Hons) Graphic Design

             The Surrey Institute of Art & Design. First-class honours


PRESS

BBC News - My mother's favourite flower: A life remembered

The Observer Newspaper - Photobook of the Month: Tulip by Celine Marchbank review – a daughter’s floral tribute

The Guardian - How I photographed my mother’s last days, written by Homa Khaleeli

British Journal of Photography - Tulip: Quiet Images of a Mother’s Struggle with Cancer

Photo-Eye - Book of The Week - Book of the Week: A Pick by Jordan Sullivan

Photomonitor – Book review by Anna McNay

PhotoVoice - How Photography Helped me: Celine Marchbank

Creative Review: Photography Annual – Feature in Personal Work category

Shutterhub -  Photo books: our latest favourites - Summer 2017

The Guardian In Pictures - Tea, tulips and tenderness: my mother’s final days – in pictures

Vanity Fair, Italy - I photographed my mother's last days of life

Ilpost, Italy - A flower not to forget

L'Oeil de la Photographic - Tulip, My Mother’s favourite flower

Royal Photographic Society - The Tulip Project

Fragmentary - Interview with Celine Marchbank

The Plus Paper - Love, Loss and Catharsis

The Independent -Celine Marchbank, Tulip: My Mother’s Favourite Flower, book review

TIME Lightbox - showcase inspiring photography projects selected by the Photo Editors at TIME

Vantage - Tulip, My Mother’s Favourite Flower

Workshop X - Celine Marchbank – Tulip

The Times Literary Supplement – Book review

Amateur Photography Magazine – Book review

B&W Photography Magazine – Book review



CLIENTS

BBC News, Barclays, Belt & Braces, Brick Brewery, British Journel of Nursing, Gardiner Richardson Agency,The Guardian, Hange Magazine, Hereford Photography Festival, The Independent, John Lewis, Leica UK, Landor Associates, The New Yorker, The Observer, OneFineStay, PDSA, PhotoVoice, Reuters, Ralph Lauren, Rooftop Film Club, Royal Mail, Tottenham Hotspurs Foundation, The Telegraph Saturday Magazine, Transport for London, Thames & Hudson, Thirteen Housing Group, United Nations World Food Program, University of the Arts, The White Company.


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