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Tom Hunter

Born 1965 in Dorset, UK

Tom Hunter is an artist using photography and film, living and working in East London. He is Professor of Photography at the London College of Communications, University of the Arts, London, and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

He trained at the London College of Printing and the Royal College of Art (M.A. 1996) and has since been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of East London. In 1996 he won the Fuji Prize for his series Travellers and In 1998 won the Photographic Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery for Woman Reading a Possession Order from his series Persons Unknown.

Since 1999 Hunter has been a prolific exhibitor in galleries throughout the UK and at international; venues including Spain, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, the USA and Canada. He featured in an exhibition held at the Mead Gallery in Autumn 2011.

He has received commissions from the Serpentine Gallery London, The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of London and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Public collections which have acquired is works include the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Modern and the National Gallery in London, the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The Fall of the Night