The Suffolk Project is a study of the East Anglian county, with a particular interest in the rural landscape and it's people, a kind of 'deep-mapping' of Suffolk. Initially inspired by the work of Suffolk writers such as Adrian Bell, George Ewart Evans and Ronald Blythe, my aim is to create an archive of authentic Suffolk imagery and stories, and seek out and record the unique character of the county, its people and industries. Please refer to the journal page for the latest and archived story entries.
I gladly accept commissions for stills photography and writing from a variety of clients: magazines, businesses, conservation initiatives and private individuals. Notable commissions have been creating the photography library for the rebranding of the Suffolk Building Society, writing and photographing stories about conservation, history and people for the Suffolk Magazine, and the documenting in both words and photographs of a year of rewilding at the Suffolk golf course, Kingfishers. Please refer to the 'commissioned' gallery in the menu for examples of previous work.
This is the work of photographer and writer Richard Allenby-Pratt. I worked in commercial and editorial photography in London, and then the Middle East, before my family and I moved to Suffolk 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.   2022 Wakelyns Agroforestry Farm, Apple Day '22 - Apple portraits. 2023 Alde Valley Spring Festival, White House Farm, Sweffling, Suffolk - Achilles Portrait. 2023 Mabel and Co, Sudbourne Park, Suffolk. 'Ephemera' group show, large format photography and half-tone printing.
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