“Tamsin Green’s work uses graphic representations of landscape to act as a pathway into how we map the world, how we see the world, and how we feel the world.”  Colin Pantall

Tamsin is an English photographer and architect based in London. Her work explores the relationship between classification systems and the walked experience of the landscape. She hunts and maps familiar things that are often overlooked or under-explored.

Her projects include Born of the Purest Parents, a research into the landscape, cultural history and science of salt. And this is how the earth must see itself, where the Ordnance Survey mapping system and symbols are used as a guide to explore the British landscape.

Experimenting with printed imagery is essential to Tamsin’s process. As each project progresses, she develops it into physical book dummies. She self-published her first book, Born of the Purest Parents (2018), as a handmade limited edition of 35. The book was selected for the Kassel Dummy Award ‘18, and is in the collections of the Tate and the Victoria and Albert Museum. 

In 2021 she established manual.editions as a platform to publish her handmade books in an environmentally conscious way. The first title this is how the earth must see itself  was published as a limited edition of 58 books.

The natural world is at the core of Tamsin's work and she is committed to making her practice low impact and sustainable. She is guided by the following principles:

  • ONE. Minimise travel footprint: Wherever possible travel by train and on foot, carry shelter and leave no trace.
  • TWO. Minimise kit: Work with a single camera and fixed lens, borrow or buy second hand where possible.
  • THREE. Make responsibly: Minimise waste and the use of harmful materials, make locally, prioritise recycling.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
- Photofusion: SALON/21 (London, UK)
- FORMAT21: Presents (Derby, UK)

2019 
- Photofusion: SALON/19 (London, UK)
- Pil’Ours Festival: Time to Think (Pil’Ours, FR)
- FORMAT19: Kassel Dummy Award ’18 (Derby, UK)
- Open Eye Gallery: 209 Women (Liverpool, UK)

2018
- Houses of Parliament: 209 Women (London, UK)
- Photofusion: SALON/18 (London, UK)
- 5&23 Gallery: Shutter Hub Open18 (Amsterdam, NL)
- Aarhaus Photobook Week 2018: Kassel Dummy Award 18 (Aarhaus, DE)
- Brighton Photo Fringe: Casting Off (Brighton, UK)
- Old Truman Brewery: Shutter Hub Open18 (London, UK)
- PhotoBangkok: Photobook as Object/ Photobook Who Cares (Bangkok, TH)
- Triennial Hamburg: Kassel Dummy Award 18 (Hamburg, DE)
- Kassel FotoBookFestival: Dummy Award 18 (Kassel, DE)
- PhotoIreland: The Library Project (Dublin, UK)
- Bridewell Theatre: Borders (London, UK)

2017
- Photofusion: SALON/17 (London, UK)
- Old Truman Brewery: 29th LIP Annual Show (London UK)
- Darkroom Gallery: Pathways and Passageways (Vermont USA)
- Davis Orton Gallery: Annual Group Show (New York, USA)
- Retina Photography Festival: RPS IPE 159 (Edinburgh, UK)
- Belfast Photography Festival: RPS IPE 159 (Belfast, UK)
- The Museum of Somerset: RPS IPE 159 (Taunton, UK)

2016
- The University of Brighton: RPS IPE 159 (Brighton, UK)
- The Printspace: Photo-Forum End of Year Show (London, UK)
- Royal Albert Hall: RPS IPE 159 (London, UK)
- Espacio Gallery: 28th LIP Annual Show (London, UK)
- Old Truman Brewery: RPS International Print 159 (London, UK)
- Davis Orton Gallery: Annual Group Show (New York, USA)
- Dean Clough Gallery: The Work of the BIPP (Halifax, UK)
- Buckinghamshire Art Gallery: The Work of the BIPP (Aylesbury, UK)

2015
- Photofusion: SALON/15 (London, UK)
- Rich Mix: Telling Stories (London, UK)
- Lishui International Photography Festival: Violence, Resilience and the Human Spirit (Lishui, CN)
- Hull Photography Festival: RPS Biennial Exhibition (Hull, UK)
- Grant Bradley Gallery: RPS Biennial Exhibition (Bristol, UK)
- Photofusion: SALON/14 (London, UK)

2014
Royal Photographic Society: Photobook Exhibition (Bath, UK)

Collections

Victoria & Albert Museum (UK)
Tate (UK)
Parliament Collection (UK)
San Telmo Museum (ES)
The British Library (UK)
Fotobookfestival Kassel (DE)
Reminders Photography Stronghold (JP)

Awards

2021 - Photofusion SALON/21, Select Award + Commendation (UK)
2021 - Glover Rayner Environmental Award, Shortlist (UK)
2019 - Photofusion SALON/19, Metro Imaging Award (UK)
2018 - Photofusion SALON/18, Alternative Process Award (UK)
2018 - BPF18 Danny Wilson Memorial Awards, Special Mention (UK)
2018 - Urbanautica Awards: Nature Shortlist (UK)
2018 - Kassel Dummy Book Award, Selected (DE)
2018 - Mac First Book Award, Nomination (UK)
2017 - Photofusion SALON/17, Photomonitor Award (UK)
2016 - B&W Magazine, Portfolio Spotlight Award (USA)
2016 - 159 RPS IPE, Selectors Choice (Dougie Wallace) (UK)
2016 - Black +White Spider Awards, Honourable Mention (USA)
2016 - IPA 2016, Honourable Mention (USA)
2015 - Offspring Photo Meet Portfolio Award, Gold (UK)
2014 - BIPP Awards, Silver (UK)
2014 - RPS Photobook Awards, Honourable Mention (UK)
2014 - Photolucida Critical Mass, Finalist (USA)
2012 - Royal Photographic Society, Associate Distinction (UK)

Books

this is how the earth must see itself. Published by manual.editions: London 2021
Born of the Purest Parents. Self Published: London 2018

Talks

2021 - Fiebre Photobook Fest 2021: Talking Books (Online)
2021 - Reminders Photography Stronghold: Why we make Handmade Books: Trial and Error (Online)
2020 - FORMAT Festival: in conversation with Niamh Treacy (Instagram LIVE)
2020 - Photo Cafe: East Meets West (Online)
2018 - BPF18: Exploring Peer Mentoring, with Wendy Pye (Brighton, UK)
2018 - MiniClick: Minerals, with Alexandra Lethbridge (Brighton, UK)
2018 - Offspring Photo Meet: Lunch time chat (London, UK)
2018 - Photofusion: Pecha Kucha (London, UK)

Screenings

2018 - Kaunas Photo Festival, Photo Night (Kaunas, LT)
2015 - Offspring PhotoMeet, Proud Archivist (London, UK)
2013 - Urban Encounters, Tate Modern (London, UK)

Education

2004-6 - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Masters of Architecture (JP)
2000-3 - University College London (UCL), BSc Architecture (UK)

Publications

Ain't Bad
Another Place
boom saloon.
B+W Magazine
Corridor8
Don't Take Pictures
Lenscratch
fLIP
F-STOP
Kindai Kenchiku
New Landscape Photography
RPS Journal
The Photographer
Photomonitor
Urbanautica
Verve Photo

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