Stephen King Photography

Stephen King (b.1975) is a U.K social documentary and portrait photographer. His work includes both personally instigated projects and commercial commissions.

The projects and commissions he undertakes often focus upon our relationships to physical and social space along with notions of ownership and belonging.

Much of Stephen's work is co-authored with the participants of his projects as well as other artists, writers and academics. 

Stephen also lectures on B.A(hons) Photography courses.


Stephen's work has been exhibited widely, most recently at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) May 2016, the Museum of Liverpool (Dec 2015 - Feb 2016) as well as The Red Barn Gallery Belfast (Nov 2015)

2009 Saw Stephen undertake a major project titled Lewis’s Fifth Floor: A Department Story. The project went on to be published (Liverpool University Press) into a critically acclaimed monograph of portraits and still lives. The work was exhibited at The National Conservation Centre along with a period at The Orange Dot Gallery in London before going on to be showcased at the Brighton Photo Fringe Biennial in 2010 where it won the Danny Wilson Memorial Award for best exhibition.

Exhibitions & Residencies:

2016 - Group Exhibition: 'The Simplicity of Truth' FACT

2016 - Group Exhibition: 'Transition' PS Mirable Gallery

2015/16 - Solo Exhibition: 'Dry Your Eyes Princess' Museum of Liverpool

2015 - Solo Exhibition: 'Dry Your Eyes Princess' Red Barn Gallery, Belfast

2015 - Solo Exhibition - 'For The Love of' commissioned by Heart of Glass, exhibited at Langtree Park Stadium

2014 - Group Exhibition - Where The Heart is' Museum of Lancashire, Preston

2013 - Solo Exhibition: 'Star Men' FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Liverpool

2013 - Associate artist residency,  Age Concern - As part of ‘Where The Heart Is’  group residency.

2013 Group Exhibition 'Processing'  LOOK/13 Liverpool International Photography Festival  

2013 - Artist in Residence at CREATE Dublin – As part of the Artists International Fund (Arts Council England)

2012 - Artist in Residence at Gallery Oldham with ‘Lets Go Global’, Oldham U.K.

2011 - Artist in Residence with Wolverhampton Art Gallery / Praxis Arts Health Network Wolverhampton, UK

2011 - Group Exhibition: '18 Ludwig' Knowledge Lives Everywhere – FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)  Liverpool

2010 - Solo Exhibition - Lewis’s Fifth Floor: A Department Story. The Orange Dot Gallery (London, UK)

2010 - Solo Exhibition - Lewis’s Fifth Floor: A Department Story. Brighton Photo Biennial (Brighton, UK)

2009 - Solo Exhibition - Lewis’s Fifth Floor: A Department Story. National Museums Liverpool (Liverpool, UK)

2008 - Group Exhibition - Four Corners - The Bluecoat Gallery (Liverpool, UK)

2007 - Group Exhibition - Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants. STUDIO 65 (London, UK)



2015 Visions of Endocrinology (Winner)

2010. Danny Wilson Memorial Award - Winner, Brighton Photo Fringe (Biennial).

2007. Black and White Spider Award.

2006. International Photography Masters Cup, 1st place.

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