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Through the Eyes of TIM WALKERb5675-magdalenaf

On graduation in 1994, Tim Walker worked as a freelance photography assistant in London before moving to New York City as a full time assistant to Richard Avedon. On returning to England, he initially concentrated on portrait and documentary work for UK newspapers. At the age of 25, he shot his first fashion story for Vogue and has continued to work to much acclaim ever since. The Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London include the photographs of Tim Walker in their permanent collections. Walker staged his first major exhibition at the Design Museum, London in 2008. This coincided with the publication of his book ‘PICTURES’ published by teNeues. In 2008 Walker received the ‘Isabella Blow award for Fashion Creator’ from The British Fashion Council. In May 2009 he received an Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in New York. In 2012 Walker received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society. In 2010 Walker’s first short film, ‘The Lost Explorer’ was premiered at Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and went on to win best short film at the Chicago United Film Festival, 2011. 2012 saw the opening of Walker’s ‘STORY TELLER’ photographic exhibition at Somerset House;

“Walker’s photographs provide the focus of the exhibition, but the camera, he claims, ‘is simply a box put between you and what you want to capture’. Everything in Walker’s pictures is specially constructed and in a glimpse behind the mechanics, there are installations and a selection of the extraordinary props and models on show: giant grotesque dolls for Italian Vogue and an almost life-size replica of a doomed Spitfire fighter plane.”

The exhibition coincides with the publication of his new book, ‘STORY TELLER’ published by Thames and Hudson.

Walker was given an Honorary Fellowship by The Royal Photographic Society in 2012. These are awarded to distinguished persons having, from their position or attainments, an intimate connection with the science or fine art of photography or the application thereof.

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