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Amanda Harman, United Kingdom

2014 Sony World Photography Awards - Winner, Still Life Professional Competition


Amanda Harman is an award-winning photographer, based in the South West of England. In recent years her work has focused on landscape and place, from the garden of a country house to the watery landscape of the Somerset Levels.“Time spent walking and retracing routes across the landscape in all weathers and seasons, is key to my current process and way of making images. By observing a place for months, and often years, I seek to reveal the unseen and the insignificant, and by quiet observation, elevate the beauty of ordinary and overlooked places.” Her work and approach have been recognised by a number of awards. She was the winner of the Sony World Photography Award for Still Life in 2014 for the Garden Stories series and shortlisted again in 2018 in the Landscape category for A Fluid Landscape. Garden Stories also won the Critical Mass Exhibition Award in 2016, with a solo show at Blue Sky, Centre for the Photographic Arts, in Portland, Oregon. A Fluid Landscape was published as photobook in 2018 by Another Place Press, and Garden Stories in 2020 in the Field Notes series by the same publisher.

Amanda has worked on a range of commissions, residencies and projects for galleries, museums, charities and commercial clients. Her work has been exhibited widely in the UK and internationally and is held in a number of collections, including the V&A Museum, London.