Portrait of Britain success

Fashion Photography lecturer Lee Brodhurst-Hooper has been shortlisted for the major national award.

Date: 7 February 2022

An image by Lee Brodhurst-Hooper, who teaches BA Fashion Photography at the School of Art Architecture and Design, was shortlisted by the British Journal of Photography for the Portrait of Britain award, with his work published in the Portrait of Britain book.

Portrait of Britain, organised by the British Journal of Photography in collaboration with JCDecaux, is the UK's biggest annual photography exhibition. It offers a rich and complex variety of work that holds a mirror up to a changing modern society, from quiet, everyday moments to landmark events; dynamic urban faces to eccentric countryside characters, and traditional portraiture to more innovative techniques.

About Lee's Image, Finding Home:

In a secret location in Kent, Geoff along with his dog Sunny live in a secret camp within trees next to the cliffs on the Kent coast. He is just one amongst six people who have ended up living off the grid of society. After splitting with his wife, his only option was to go into temporary accommodation and give up his beloved dog, or find his own alternative situation. This is a story unfortunately becoming more common, set against a series of governmental benefit cuts, the rising cost of living and a lack of housing.

The book of 200 winning and shortlisted images, including Lee's, has been published by Hoxton Mini Press. It is available from the British Journal of Photography. You can see more of Lee's work at both his website and Instagram account.


An elderly man sits in a shed, looking out towards the camera