Sophie Gerrard (Scottish, b.1978) is an award winning photographer specialising in contemporary documentary stories with environmental and social themes.
Sophie began her career in environmental sciences before studying photography at Edinburgh College of Art then an MA in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at London College of Communication.
Her work ‘E-Wasteland’ was awarded a Jerwood Photography Award in 2007, she has since been shortlisted for awards including the Prix Pictet Award, Joop Swart Masterclass and Remote Photo Prize.
Sophie’s editorial and long term personal work has been published widely by clients including The Guardian, FT Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, Le Monde and many others.
Solo and group exhibitions include The Scottish National Portrait Gallery (2015), Brighton Photoworks Biennial (2014), Impressions Gallery (2014), Street Level Photoworks (2014), Unseen Amsterdam (2013), Flowers East Gallery (2008), Paris Photo (2008) and The Photographers’ Gallery (2012/13/16).
Her work is held in collections including St Andrews University Special Collection, The National Galleries of Scotland, Couttes Bank private collection, StatOil collection and the Sir Elton John private collection.
In 2012 Sophie co-founded Document Scotland, a collective of internationally acclaimed photographers dedicated to chronicling social, cultural and economic life in Scotland.
Sophie is a lecturer in photography at Edinburgh Napier University and a Trustee of Impressions Gallery in Bradford. Sophie is represented by The Photographers’ Gallery in London.