Robert Timothy is a South African photographer.

I am a photographer because I am human and people make pictures.

Highlights of my photography have been varied. For example it was wonderful to see my work on the wall in London’s National Portrait Gallery because I was a finalist in the Taylor Wessing ‘National Portrait Prize’ competition. My work is also in the permanent collection of the Guildhall Art Gallery (City of London).

I've had solo exhibitions (in London and Cape Town) of some photography projects I’ve completed which has been great. But what excites me most about photography is the pictures I’ve yet to create.

You may also have seen my work in books and magazines and you’ll know it’s mine because I tend to mostly shoot people, in natural light and on film.

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Selected awards, exhibitions, publications

2019 Portrait of Humanity, British Journal of Photography / Magnum / Hoxton Mini Press

2018 Looking The Other Way: group exhibition, Espacio Gallery, London

2018 Women In The 21st Century: Alternative Arts, theprintspace Gallery, London

2018 Shutterhub Open: group exhibition, The Old Truman Brewery, London

2018 One Minute To Go: solo exhibition, the Hospital Club, London

One Minute To Go has been one of my most fulfilling projects to date, resulting in extensive national media coverage, a solo exhibition, print sales and one of the portraits in the series was a Taylor Wessing ‘National Portrait Prize’ finalist image at the National Portrait Gallery (London). See the full project here.

2017 GPN17: group photography exhibition, Hackney Gallery, London

2017 RPS International Photography Competition (IPE160) finalist

2017 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists annual prize exhibition: RBSA Gallery, Birmingham

2016 Money and Power: Group photography exhibition, The Guildhall Art Gallery, London

2016 Anima: Group portrait exhibition, theprintspace Gallery, London

2014 National Portrait Prize: ‘Taylor Wessing’ group portrait exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London

2014 Webby Award honoree, Best photography blog / website

2014 Webby Award honoree, Best use of photography