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Oliver Woods works on photo projects in a documentary style. He is interested in the way that photography is able to both transform and represent reality, which is always more nuanced and complex than it appears in a picture. His work often tries to show an alternative, transformative view of things like landscapes and everyday objects. His photos have appeared in magazines such as: The Financial Times Weekend Magazine, Newsweek Japan, El Mundo, VG (Norway) and The Sunday Times Magazine. His work has also been shown and in Lensculture, the Association of Photographers, the Royal Academy and Format International Photo Festival, among others. He lives in London.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards:

Shortlisted for the British Journal of Photography's Portrait of Britain award 2019, published by Hoxton Mini Press, September 2019

Belfast Photo Festival Instagram artist, January 2015

Moscow International Photo Awards, 'Honorable Mention', October 2014

Format International Photography Festival, exhibiting artist at 'Exposure', Derby, March - April 2013

Awarded the Joan Wakelin Bursary, through the Royal Photographic Society, in association with the Guardian newspaper, September 2012

Honorable Mention in the International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, September 2012

Finalist in 3rd Ward Open Call, Brooklyn, January 2012

Finalist in Portrait Salon, London November 2011 and Liverpool January 2012

International Photography Awards Best of Show Exhibition, New York, October 2011

First place in Editorial at the International Photography Awards, New York, August 2011

Finalist in the Kaunas Photo Star Competition, Kaunas, Lithuania, August 2011

Royal Academy Summer Show 2011

'Intersection', joint show at Oxford House, Bethnal Green, London 2011

Shortlisted in the Renaissance Photography Awards, The Mall Galleries, London 2011

AMPS/10, Photofusion Brixton 2010

Royal Academy Summer Show 2010

'Red Star, Black Gold' at the Chocolate Factory, Wood Green, London 2009

Foto8 Summer Show 2009

Judges Prize Winner, Association of Photographers Summer Show 2009