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Biography

Greg White’s crisp, graphic pho­to­graphy draws from the geo­metry and or­der­li­ness he finds in ar­chi­tec­ture, vast spaces and land­scapes. For him, in­triguing stor­ies emerge from care­fully con­sidered com­pos­i­tion, an edit of the visual ele­ments he wants to keep in the frame.

Mo­ments of sym­metry and re­pe­ti­tion along with bril­liant lu­cid light­ing cap­ture the start­ling beauty of in­dus­trial spaces, whether it is Ocado’s auto­mated work­shop, a Ja­pan­ese power plant or the pro­duc­tion fa­cil­it­ies of a lux­ury car maker. “It’s a priv­ilege to see be­hind the scenes,” he says of the ac­cess he is gran­ted to factor­ies and pro­duc­tion lines.

For his por­trait com­mis­sions and per­sonal pro­jects, Greg’s goal is to make the most of the quiet mo­ments of con­nec­tion, whether cap­tur­ing his sub­ject in their place of work or on loc­a­tion. “When I strip away, sim­pli­fy­ing the en­vir­on­ment and los­ing any de­tails that feel con­trived, that’s when I come closest to cap­tur­ing someone at their most au­then­tic,” he says.

Wa­ter con­ser­va­tion has be­come both a per­sonal and pro­fes­sional pre­oc­cu­pa­tion and in 2018, he trav­elled to In­dia in or­der to doc­u­ment the ice stu­pas of Ladakh: ar­ti­fi­cial gla­ciers con­struc­ted dur­ing the winter to con­serve wa­ter for local crops ahead of their sum­mer drought. For his next in­stal­ment, Greg hopes to doc­u­ment the wo­men-led NGO that is har­vest­ing drink­ing wa­ter through gi­ant “fog nets” in Mo­rocco.

Greg was born in East York­shire in 1978. As a child, a series of un­der­whelm­ing pho­to­graphs he took at an air­show spurred him to learn more about the craft, even­tu­ally study­ing at Not­ting­ham Trent and Black­pool & The Fylde. His work has taken him around the globe and he has been awar­ded the title of AOP Pho­to­grapher of the Year (2008) and ADC Young Gun in New York (2009) as well as re­ceiv­ing ac­col­ades from Cre­at­ive Re­view, Com­mu­nic­a­tion Arts, In­ter­na­tional Photo Awards and Amer­ican Pho­to­graphy. Today, Greg lives in Lon­don with his part­ner and two daugh­ters – and he would never at­tend an air­show without bring­ing a tele­photo lens.


Awards

2019

  • Amer­ican Pho­to­graphy 35
  • Com­mu­nic­a­tion Arts Photo An­nual 60

2018

  • Cre­at­ive Re­view The Photo An­nual
  • Amer­ican Pho­to­graphy 34

2017

  • Amer­ican Pho­to­graphy 33

2016

  • Com­mu­nic­a­tion Arts Photo An­nual 57
  • Amer­ican Pho­to­graphy 32
  • As­so­ci­ation of Pho­to­graph­ers, The Awards

2015

  • As­so­ci­ation of Pho­to­graph­ers, The Awards

2014

  • As­so­ci­ation of Pho­to­graph­ers, The Awards

2013

  • IPA 1st Place Ad­vert­ising Auto­mot­ive

2012

  • As­so­ci­ation of Pho­to­graph­ers, The Awards
  • PDN Photo An­nual, Ed­it­or­ial

2011

  • IPA 3rd Place Ad­vert­ising Auto­mot­ive

2010

  • As­so­ci­ation of Pho­to­graph­ers, The Awards
  • IPA 1st Place Ad­vert­ising Auto­mot­ive

2009

  • Art Dir­ect­ors Club ‘Young Gun’
  • Com­mu­nic­a­tion Arts Photo An­nual 50
  • Cre­at­ive Re­view The Photo An­nual
  • Cam­paign ‘Top 10 Ad­vert­ising Pho­to­grapher’
  • Cam­paign Photo Awards Win­ner Auto­mot­ive

2008

  • As­so­ci­ation of Pho­to­graph­ers, The Awards inc ‘Pho­to­grapher of the Year’
  • PDN Photo An­nual, Ed­it­or­ial
  • IPA 1st Place Ed­it­or­ial
  • IPA 2nd Place Ad­vert­ising Auto­mot­ive

2007

  • Cre­at­ive Re­view The Photo An­nual