Tamsin is a London-based artist and designer whose practice combines walking, photography, writing and book making. She is the founder of manual.editions and the Sustainable Photobook Publishing (SPP) network, and is currently a PhD practice-based researcher at the University of Westminster.

She seeks to cultivate a regenerative practice through developing an ecology of images, materials and making processes. The structure and materiality of the artist book are central to how her work takes shape, with by-products and left-over materials often used to create new works.

Her projects include Born of the Purest Parents (2016-18), a research into the landscape, cultural history and science of salt, this is how the earth must see itself: a walk with natural features (2019-21), where the Ordnance Survey mapping system and symbols are used as a guide to explore the British landscape, and walking out of sleep: encounters with lichen territory (2021-23), a book of multiple layers, that reflect the symbiotic organism and the environmental conditions that they require to survive.

Get in touch: tam(at)tammidori.com

Follow: @tammidori


Tamsin Green (b.1982, London) has a passion for continuous learning, reflection and knowledge sharing. The thread that connects all of her creative practices together is her love of making physical things in a thoughtful and environmentally sustainable way. She has worked for 18 years in design and architecture for the studios of Thomas Heatherwick (London, 2012-2023), Norman Foster (London, 2007-2012) and Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokyo 2005-6). Whilst at Heatherwick studio she led a variety of projects, many of which involved the creative reuse of existing buildings, most notably Coal Drops Yard in London. She has also worked alongside book designers and editors to learn about publishing and develop her own photographic work into book form. These have included Stuart Smith (GOST), Yumi Goto (Reminders Photography Stronghold) and Tiffany Jones (Overlapse). She established manual.editions in 2021 to explore environmental approaches to book making through research, discussion and making.

She was a Visiting Professor of Design at Ecole Speciale D'Architecture, Paris (2006- 2007) and a tutor at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL (2019-2021). She has spoken about design, photography and book making internationally including for the following festivals and organisations; 10X10 Photobooks (USA), Brighton Photo Fringe (UK), Coventry University (UK), East London University (UK), Ecole Speciale D'Architecture (FR), Falmouth University (UK), Fiebre Fotobook Fest (ES), Format Festival (UK), Mini Click (UK), Offspring Photo Meet (UK), Photo Cafe (UK), Photofusion Gallery (UK), The Reminders Photography Stronghold (JP), Tokyo Institute of Technology (JP), Westminster University (UK). 

She has been a formal mentor on both the POC in Architecture and Open City Accelerate programmes, which seek to celebrate and support diversity in the built environment. She is part of several peer mentoring groups / collectives including (re)casting, a group of 12 female photographers, and The Photobook Club Collective, a dynamic group of Photobook makers. She is the host and facilitator of the Sustainable Photobook Publishing (SPP) network, a knowledge sharing community. 

Her first artist book making workshop took place at Photofusion Gallery in London in 2022 and covered visual communication, hands on book making and ecologically sustainable approaches to designing and making books.

She is currently training to become a qualified Mountain Leader to both grow her own confidence in spending time in the wilder landscapes of the UK, and to be able to open up these places to others in a thoughtful way.


Photoworks Studio Visit (March 2024)

As part of Tamsin Green's Digital Residency with Photoworks, she opened up her home and studio to show us the main place where she creates her work. In this short film, we go over sketchbooks, prints and books to reveal  more about her bookmaking practice and sustainability.

Duration: 4.24 minutes

Julia Bunnemann In Conversation with Tamsin Green (March 2024)

Listen to this conversation between Photoworks Curator, Julia Bunnemann, and Tamsin Green, who is currently taking part in our Digital Residency programme. During this conversation, Julia and Tamsin dive into Tamsin's architectural background and how this has informed her photographic practice. They also explore Tamsin's work, her bookmaking practice as well as the way the Sustainable Photobook Publishing network came about. 

Duration: 21.37 minutes



2023- CREAM, University of Westminster, PhD in Photography (UK)
2004-6 - Tokyo Institute of Technology, M.Eng Architecture (JP)
2000-3 - The Bartlett, University College London (UCL), BSc Architecture (UK)


- walking out of sleep: encounters with lichen territory (manual.editions: 2023)
- Scale & Substance (manual.editions: 2022)
- this is how the earth must see itself: a walk with Natural Features (manual.editions: 2021)
- Born of the Purest Parents (Self Published: 2018)


NAL, Victoria & Albert Museum (UK)
Artist Book Library, Tate (UK)
Parliament Collection (UK)
San Telmo Museum (ES)
The Photobook Museum (DE)
Reminders Photography Stronghold (JP)
Canterbury Christ Church University Library (UK)


2024 - Photofusion: Glover-Rayner Environmental Award (UK)
2024 - C/O Berlin Foundation: After Nature . Ulrike Crespo Photography Prize, Nomination (DE)
2023 - Techne AHRC PhD Studentship (UK)
2022 - Ampersand | Photoworks Residency, Shortlist (UK)
2021 - OD Photo Prize 2021, Shortlist (UK)
2021 - Photofusion SALON/21, Select Award + Commendation (UK)
2021 - Glover Rayner Environmental Award, Shortlist (UK)
2019 - FOAM Talent Award, Nomination (NL) - Unfortunately I was too old
2019 - Photofusion SALON/19, Metro Imaging Award (UK)
2018 - Photofusion SALON/18, London Alternative Photography Collective 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)

Solo Exhibitions

2022 - Photofusion: SCALE & SUBSTANCE (London, UK)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 - Photofusion: SALON/24 (London, UK)
2024 - Stiwdio Griffith, Llyf - iteration (Swansea, UK)
2024 - London Art Fair Photo50: Grafting: The Land and the Artist (London, UK)
2023 - FORMAT23, FOTOFESTIWAL 2023, BOP-23: The Sustainable Photobook (Derby UK, Lodz PL, Bristol UK)
2022 - Dulwich Arts Festival: Ways of Seeing: Green (London, UK)
2021 - Photofusion: SELECT/21 (London, UK)
2021 - Open Doors Gallery: OD Photo Prize 2021 (ONLINE)
2021 - Photofusion: SALON/21 (London, UK)
2021 - FORMAT21: Presents (Derby, UK)
2019 - Photofusion: SALON/19 (London, UK)
2019 - Pil’Ours Festival: Time to Think (Pil’Ours, FR)
2019 - FORMAT19: Kassel Dummy Award ’18 (Derby, UK)
2019 - Open Eye Gallery: 209 Women (Liverpool, UK)
2018 - Houses of Parliament: 209 Women (London, UK)
2018 - Photofusion: SALON/18 (London, UK)
2018 - 5&23 Gallery: Shutter Hub Open18 (Amsterdam, NL)
2018 - Aarhaus Photobook Week 2018: Kassel Dummy Award 18 (Aarhaus, DE)
2018 - Brighton Photo Fringe: Casting Off (Brighton, UK)
2018 - Old Truman Brewery: Shutter Hub Open18 (London, UK)
2018 - PhotoBangkok: Photobook as Object/ Photobook Who Cares (Bangkok, TH)
2018 - Triennial Hamburg: Kassel Dummy Award 18 (Hamburg, DE)
2018 - Kassel FotoBookFestival: Dummy Award 18 (Kassel, DE)
2018 - PhotoIreland: The Library Project (Dublin, UK)
2018 - Bridewell Theatre: Borders (London, UK)
2017 - Photofusion: SALON/17 (London, UK)
2017 - Old Truman Brewery: 29th LIP Annual Show (London UK)
2017 - Darkroom Gallery: Pathways and Passageways (Vermont USA)
2017 - Davis Orton Gallery: Annual Group Show (New York, USA)
2017 - Retina Photography Festival: RPS IPE 159 (Edinburgh, UK)
2017 - Belfast Photography Festival: RPS IPE 159 (Belfast, UK)
2017 - The Museum of Somerset: RPS IPE 159 (Taunton, UK)
2016 - The University of Brighton: RPS IPE 159 (Brighton, UK)
2016 - The Printspace: Photo-Forum End of Year Show (London, UK)
2016 - Royal Albert Hall: RPS IPE 159 (London, UK)
2016 - Espacio Gallery: 28th LIP Annual Show (London, UK)
2016 - Old Truman Brewery: RPS International Print 159 (London, UK)
2016 - Davis Orton Gallery: Annual Group Show (New York, USA)
2016 - Dean Clough Gallery: The Work of the BIPP (Halifax, UK)
2016 - Buckinghamshire Art Gallery: The Work of the BIPP (Aylesbury, UK)
2015 - Photofusion: SALON/15 (London, UK)
2015 - Rich Mix: Telling Stories (London, UK)
2015 - Lishui Photography Festival: Resilience and the Human Spirit (Lishui, CN)
2015 - Hull Photography Festival: RPS Biennial Exhibition (Hull, UK)
2015 - Grant Bradley Gallery: RPS Biennial Exhibition (Bristol, UK)
2015 - Photofusion: SALON/14 (London, UK)
2014 - Royal Photographic Society: Photobook Exhibition (Bath, UK)

Talks, Workshops & Jury

2024 - Stills Gallery: Artist Talk (Edinburgh, UK)
2024 - LCC MA Photography: Artist Talk and Portfolio Reviews (London, UK)
2023 - Impressions Gallery: Sustainability & Photobooks Panel Discussion & SPP network Workshop (Bradford, UK)
2023 - University of Salford: Sustaining Photography Talk & Portfolio Reviews (Salford, UK)
2023 - Photo | Frome: Photobook Awards, Jury (Frome, UK)
2023 - MassArt, Boston MA: Guest Lecture (USA: Online)
2023 - Brigham Young University, Utah: Visiting Artist Lecture Series (USA: Online)
2023 - FORMAT23: re.think | re.use | re.work workshop with SPP network (UK)
2022 - Westminster University: Photography Forum (London, UK)
2022 - Falmouth University MA Photography: Guest Lecture (Online)
2022 - 10x10 Photobooks and SPP network: The Photobook Ecosystem (Online)
2022 - Photofusion: Artist talk with Dafna Talmor and Sid Motion (London, UK)
2022 - Photofusion: Artist Book Making Workshop (London, UK)
2022 Coventry University MA Photography: Guest Lecture (Online)
2022 - Coventry University: Masterclass Catalyst Conversations (Online)
2021 - Photofusion: Artist talk with Wendy Aldiss and Roelof Bakker (Online)
2021 - Fiebre Photobook Fest 2021: Talking Books (Online)
2021 - Reminders Photography Stronghold: Why we make Handmade Books (Online)
2020 - FORMAT Festival: in conversation with Niamh Treacy  (Online)
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)


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