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Thank you for visiting my website! Here I share work, past and present. I have been a photographer for over twenty years and continue to shoot daily. I live in Somerset UK, where I grew up  and am now raising my daughters. 

My photographs taken over five years, of local families living close to the land, resulted in the publication of my first  book “Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams” 2008.  I have since published three other books , “Glastonbury, Another Stage”, 2010 a seven year study of the largest performing Music and Arts Festival in the UK, “Mulberry”, 2011 the result of a two year collaboration with the British Brand  and “Eight Days’, 2011, and 'Notes from Tangiers' 2012. 

I have a passion for storytelling and capturing the intimacies of friendship and kinship on film. I aim for my projects to combine both a strong narrative and beautiful visual grammar. 

I had the great priviledge of being a member of V11 Photo from 2011 - 2013. 

I am now managed by Webberrepresents.com. 

For print sales, please contact me directly on studio@venetiadearden.com


Exhibitions and Awards

PhotoVogue Exhibition Milan, 2016

Fix Photo Fair, London 2016

‘Glastonbury Another Stage’, The Whitecloth Gallery, Leeds 2014

‘On the Road’, Organ Vida Festival . Zagreb, 2013,

‘Glastonbury, Another Stage’ Bang Wallop, Salcombe, UK 2013

‘Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams’ Espace Jorg Brockmann Gallery, Switzerland 2012

‘Somerset Stories’ Focale Gallery, Switzerland, 2012

‘Eight Days’ Noordelicht Photofestival, Netherlands, 2012

‘Somerset Stories’ PhotoAumnales Festival, France, 2012

‘Eight Days’ VII Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 2012

‘Eight Days’ Recontres D’Arles Book Awards, 2012

Awarded the Vic Odden award by the Royal Photographic Society, 2011

Judges the Taylor Wessing Photographic Awards, National Portrait Gallery, 2011

‘Eight Days’ Coldharbour Gallery, London, 2011

Publication of Eight Days by Kehrer Verlag, 2011

Solo exhibition at the VII Gallery, Brooklyn, New York2010

Solo exhibition at Raw Gallery, Australia, 2010

Solo exhibition at Edel Assanti, London, 2010

Publication of Mulberry’s 40th anniversary book, 2010

Solo exhibition, ‘Glastonbury, Another Stage’, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2010 Publication of ‘Glastonbury, Another Stage’, Kehrer Verlag, 2010

Publication of ‘Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams’, by Kehrer Verlag, 2008

Won the Photographic Prize at ITSPHOTO Awards, Trieste, Italy, 2008

Selected for Portrait Awards 2007, National Portrait Gallery, 2007

Selected for Peek 2007 Awards, USA, 2007

Selected for Schwepps Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, 2006

Solo exhibition of Portraits selected by the National Portrait Gallery, London, 2005

Postgraduate Course in Photojournalism, LCP, London, 1999-2000MA in the studies of Comparative Religion, Anthropology and History of Art, 1994-1998


Published Books

“Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams”, 2008, A five year study of the area I grew up in Somerset, UK 

“Glastonbury, Another Stage”, 2010, a seven year study of the largest performing Music and Arts Festival in the UK

“Mulberry”, 2011, the result of a two year collaboration with the British Brand to celebrate their 40th anniversary. 

‘Eight Days’, 2011, An exploration of freedom and the American road trip.

“Notes from Late Summer”, 2015,  a diary of a trip to Tangiers, with  Elena Prentice and Gustave de Stael.


Clients

Adam & Eve, Agence H-ParisAimaq, AMV BBDO, BBH UK, BBH USA, CHI, RKCR/Y&R, DDB UK, DLKW, Fallon, MC Saatchi, TBWA FR,TBWA\MAL, Universal Germany.

(APPLE, Aptiom, Boots, Carex, ERGO, Eurostar, Every Mother Counts, Fairtraide Foundation, Fruitshoot, George Asda, Haagan Das, HSBC, Joie, Kronenbourg, Lipton, Lloyds, Mulberry Ltd, McCain, PNC, L’Occitane, Roger Vivier Ltd,  Sainsbury's, Sony BMG, Temperley Ltd, Vaseline, Vodafone, VW).

125, 6 Mois, American Vogue, British Vogue, Departures Magazine, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Le Monde, Marie Claire Italy, MSF (Doctors without Borders), New York Magazine, Nido, Stern Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, W Magazine, Vogue Bambini.