Rory Carnegie, ‘Scarlet, ibis’, 2016, ILEX Gallery

Rory Carnegie is an internationally renowned photographer whose work offers social commentary and insight through contemporary documentary portraiture & hyper-stylised modern editorial. His portraits ask many questions. His versatility and sheer intelligence in approach create both breath-taking, stylishly humorous and engaging pieces that transport the viewer.

Hailing from North Oxford, England and partly inspired by his own dog Luca, Long Ago and Far Away tells the story of a pocket of land that has been in the possession of the city of Oxford for around a thousand years, having never been cultivated or developed. The outcome is an ethereal, painterly portrait series, reminiscent of nineteenth century oil portraits of animals.

Signature: Signed on right hand front corner

Long Ago and Far Away, John Martin Gallery, London, 2016

ILEX Gallery

About Rory Carnegie

British, based in London, United Kingdom

Solo Shows

2006
Ovada, 
Oxford,
Botley Road/The Invisibles
2006
South Hills Art Centre, 
Bracknell,
Land Girls; Then and Now
2001
Inside space, Selfridges, 
London,
Art Crazy Nation
1988
Charing Cross Road Gallery, 
London,
Autoportraits
1986
Royal Geographical Society, 
London,
Altiplano; High Andes

Group Shows

2018
National Crime Agency, 
London,
Invisible People
2014
Oxford Photography Festival, Sarah Wiseman Gallery, 
Oxford,
Port Meadow Dogs
2013
Sarah Wiseman Gallery, 
London,
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
2012
Keble College, 
Oxford,
Portraits
2011
Oxfordshire Museum, 
Woodstock,
Children at War
2006
Leiden Museum, 
Leiden, Netherlands,
They Came to See
2006
Oxford Town Hall, 
Oxford,
The Face of Retail
1999
The Association of Photographers, 
London,
NAKED

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