The Suffolk Project is a new photographic study of the East Anglian county, with a particular interest in the rural landscape, agriculture and conservation. I'm just getting started but, inspired by the work of Suffolk writers such as Adrian Bell, George Ewart Evans and Ronald Blythe, my ultimate aim is to create an archive of authentic Suffolk imagery and stories, and seek out and record the unique character of the county and its people and industries. Please refer to the journal page for the latest and archived story entries.
This is the new work of photographer Richard Allenby-Pratt. I worked in photography in London, and then the Middle East, before my family and I moved to Suffolk, my wife’s childhood home, in 2016. As well as working in commercial photography, I am an exhibiting photographic artist making works with a particular interest in economics and sustainability, and the human relationship with landscape and wild things. Although the subject matter is different, The Suffolk Project is a continuation of these interests. My previous projects have been exhibited in galleries, museums, awards schemes and art festivals, and have been featured in mainstream media, both online and print, in many countries.
Past Awards and Exhibitions
1999 Association of Photographers Awards, London
2002 Middle East Advertising Photographer of the Year, Dubai
2003 Al Thani Photography Award, Qatar.
2004 Al Thani Photography Award, Qatar.
2004 International Photography Awards, New York
2009 Solo exhibition – ‘Community 366’. Public space installation. Dubai Culture and Art Authority.
2011 ‘Metropolis 2.0’ Empty Quarter Gallery, DIFC, Dubai.
2011 PX3 Photography Awards (2 categories) Paris
2011 Association of Photographers Awards, London.
2011 Al Thani Award, Qatar.
2012 Association of Photographers Awards. London.
2012 Art of Photography Awards. San Diego.
2012 Emergent Artist Award, Dubai.
2012 International Photography Awards, New York
2013 Solo Exhibition – ‘Abandoned’. Shelter, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai.
2013 Solo Exhibition – ‘Abandoned’. Mina Seyahi, Dubai.
2013 ‘Contemporary Landscape Photography’. Oceanside Museum of Art, California.
2014 ‘Arab Contemporary. Architecture, Culture and Identity’. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen.
2015 Syngenta Photography Award, Somerset House, London. Scarcity-Waste exhibition. consumption project exhibited in own room.
2015 Scarcity-Waste, Galleria Ipogeo, Piazza Gea Aulenti (Public Space installation) 2015 World Expo, Milano, Italy
2015 Scarcity-Waste, Centro Cultural de Artes Visuais, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015 Scarcity-Waste, Art and Craft Museum, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2015 Scarcity-Waste, Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
2016 Solo exhibition – ‘The Anthropocene’. GPP Gallery, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai.
2017. Somerset House, London. Grow-Conserve exhibition, group show.
2017 Solo installation in abandoned petrol station. ‘Abandoned’. Getxo Photography Festival, Spain.
2018 ‘Architecture of Solitude’ Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi
2019 ‘A Place Called Home’. British Council sponsored show, Kuwait – Amricani Cultural Centre 1 – 21 October 2019 Cardiff, UK – Ffotogallery 24 October – 21 December. Muscat, Oman – Stal Gallery 14 November – 15 December 2019. Doha, Qatar – Fire Station 2 – 21 December 2019. Manama, Bahrain – Art Space, Bahrain Museum 15 – 31 January 2020. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – L’Art Pur 9 – 29 February 2020 (tbc) Edinburgh, UK – venue (tbc) 22 February – 8 March 2020. Sharjah, UAE – Maraya Arts Centre 7 – 21 March 2020. London, UK – Copeland Gallery 11 – 21 March 2020