Katie Wilson is a London-based photographer specialising in food, portraiture, and fashion photography. Beginning her career as a fine art printer in Sydney, Australia, and subsequently creating her own photographic work, she later returned to London to pursue what would later become Fifty Chefs, a major body of work exploring London's culinary culture. Since then, Katie has participated in the Cook for Syria fundraising initiative, with many of her images appearing throughout the campaign (and the subsequent book Bake for Syria published in 2018). Katie’s solo exhibition Bedrooms of London is due to open at the Foundling Museum, London in early February 2019. The project is the outcome of a two year engagement between families and the Childhood Trust, a London charity that is also producing a book and report to send to both policymakers and potential donors. This project would no be possible without the support of The Childhood Trust, The Good Agency, The Foundling Museum, and the families involved.
Selected Solo Shows
2019 Bedrooms of London / The Foundling Museum / London, UK
Bedrooms of London makes visible the often shocking and unseen reality of home life for the 700,000 children currently living below the poverty line in our capital, and challenges the prejudices and stereotypes associated with child poverty.
2014 Fifty Chefs / Londonewcastle Gallery, Redchurch Street, London, UK
From kebab shops and greasy spoons to the city’s most rarefied restaurants, this is the culmination of a ten-year photographic project to tell the stories of the people and the hands that feed London.
2010 A Piece of My Mind / Snap Studios (Tapestry) / London, UK
Working in collaboration with the art director Paul Alexandrou and the writing of Tom Ryling, A Piece of My Mind is a personal study on tattoos of words, from the irreverent to the deeply heartfelt.
2003 North - South / Orson & Blake Gallery / Sydney, Australia
North - South is a poetic depiction of the epic 54 hour train journey between Darwin and Adelaide in South Australia.