Tracey Paddison Biography

Born in Cardiff, Wales, UK. Now living in a rural village in Caerphilly, Wales. Working as a freelance photographer since 2012.

Tracey studied camera craft in Sydney at the Australian Centre of Photography in 2012 and Documentary Photography at Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales.

Her documentary practice is concerned with highlighting women’s social issues, especially women who are actively influencing change and uplifting communities within the South Wales Valleys area.

She is an advisory board member of the women’s photography collective PHRAME. Founded by Senior Lecturer of Photography Celia Rose Jackson, Lisa Edgar, Deputy Keeper of Art and Dr Bronwen Colquhoun, Senior Curator of Photography at the National Museum in Cardiff.

Artist Residency
2019 The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales, UK

Solo Exhibition
Long Island. 2019 The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales, UK

Group Exhibitions

The Workers Gallery Open Exhibition. Ynyshir, Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales, UK
Representation on the Line: (Un)Framing Our Identities. Chelsea, London, UK
Festival Pil’Ours. Vendée, France
Sound and Vision, Diffusion International Photography Festival. Cardiff, UK

Grants, Awards
2019 Vassie Trust Award
2019 Many Voices, One Nation, shortlisted
2016 Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award, highly commended

Selected Publications
Libération Magazine, front-page
Guardian Weekend Magazine
Guardian G2 Film and Music supplement
Rolling Stone Magazine

All Images © 2019 Tracey Paddison. All Rights reserved