Lydia Goldblatt trained at the London College of Communications, receiving a Masters Degree in Photography with Distinction in 2006. She lives and works in London. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, with group and solo shows in the UK, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Greece, China and Malaysia.

Her series, Still Here, is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Felix Nussbaum Museum in Germany from November 2012 – January 2013. She has also exhibited recently at Galerie Huit during the Rencontres d’Arles International Photography Festival, the Hereford Photography Festival, the Daylight Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie and International Photography Awards.

Interviews and features of her work have been published in Photomonitor, Hotshoe, British Journal of Photography, PLUK, the Guardian, Sunday Times, Telegraph, and Wallpaper*, among others.

In 2010 she was nominated for the Sovereign European Art Prize, and in 2011 was awarded the Fundacion Botin Residency Award with Paul Graham. This year she is the recipient of the Magenta Flash Forward Award and International Jewish Artist of the Year award. Anne Braybon, curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, recently nominated her for the Vic Odden Award, recognising significant achievement by a young British photographer.

2012
Still Here, solo exhibition, Felix Nussbaum Museum, Germany
Selected as International Jewish Artist of the Year, Ben Uri Museum, London
Magenta Awards: Flash Forward 2012, winner
Renaissance Photography Prize, finalist
Vic Odden Award, nominated by Anne Braybon of the National Portrait Gallery
Transience, group exhibition, Alliance Francaise, Malaysia

2011
All Flesh Is, solo show, Broadbent Gallery, London
Hereford Photography Festival, Hereford, UK
Transience, group exhibition, Galerie Huit, Arles
Foto8 Summershow, Host Gallery, London
Open Here, group exhibition, Hereford Photography Festival
Fundacion Botin Workshop Award, with Paul Graham, Spain
Prix de la Photographie, Gold Prize, Paris
International Photography Awards, winner, 3rd prize, USA
Daylight Awards, Juror’s pick, USA
Magenta: Flash Forward 2011, Honourable mention, Canada

2010
Strange Bedfellows, The London Photographic Association
Summer Exhibition, The Lucy Bell Gallery, St Leonards
Sovereign European Art Prize, nominated, London
Artist in Residence, Camberwell College of Arts

2009
Straying Closer To The Truth, exhibition and symposium, Multyfarnam, Ireland
And The Word Was God, Ben Uri Museum, London
Artist in Residence programme, Multyfarnam Friary, Ireland
And The Word Was God, Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow

2008
And The Word Was God, LIPF International Photography Festival, China
Selected as one of Wallpaper Magazine’s Next Generation — Our Stars of Tomorrow
Light Night Leeds 2008, art festival, Leeds
And The Word Was God, solo show, Pavilion Gallery, Leeds
And The Word Was God, solo show, Belsize Square Synagogue, London
Family Archives: Lost and Found, curator Val Williams, Skolska 28, Prague
Magenta: Flash Forward 2008, Honourable mention, Canada
Voies Off Festival Exhibition, Rencontre d’Arles, France
BJP Project Assistance Award, finalist, London

2007
Pavilion Commissions Programme exhibition, Photofusion, London
Terry O’Neill Awards, long-listed
Keeping Time, Tricycle Gallery, solo show, London
Keeping Time, John Jones art space, solo show, London
Pavilion Commissions Programme 2007, awarded, Leeds
Map-Reading Abroad, Galerie Fachbereich Gestaltung, Germany
Cedefop/Photomuseum Award, exhibited finalist, Greece
Prix de la Photographie Paris, Honourable mention, France
The Women’s Art Show, Fairfields Arts Centre, UK

2005—06
Photolucida, Critical Mass 2006, finalist, USA
MA Photography Show, London College of Communications
Prostitution: What’s Going On? The Women’s Library, London
Association of Photographers Student Awards, short-listed, London
Family Archives Lost and Found, curator Val Williams, Eckersley Gallery, London
Club Series: Lydia Goldblatt and Lucy Levene, Photofusion Gallery, London

2012
Daylight Awards Interview, Kate Levy, USA, April 2012

2011
‘Flesh and Blood’, interview with Christiane Monarchi, Photomonitor
‘When what divides us, unites us’, essay by Kong Yen Lin, Brighton Photo Biennale

2008
And The Word Was God, Vision Magazine, Jan/Feb
Hot Shows, Hotshoe, Pavilion Commissions 2007, Dec/Jan
Next Generation, Our Stars of Tomorrow, Wallpaper Magazine, January

2007
Endframe, British Journal of Photography, 05 December
Pavilion Commissions Programme, catalogue, essay by Catherine Grant
Cedefop/Photomuseum Award Catalogue
Keeping Time at the Tricycle Gallery, London Lantern, 04 July

2006
Fieldstudy 8, November

2005
Picture Perfect, Rise, October
Five to Visit, British Journal of Photography, 14 September
Alone in Clubland, Rahul Verma, Metro London, 26 September
Lydia Goldblatt and Lucy Levene, Isabelle Schiavi, pluk magazine, Nov/Dec
Photography Club, Diane Smyth, British Journal of Photography, 16 March

Clients

Guardian Weekend Magazine
Saturday Telegraph Magazine
Seven Magazine
Stella Magazine
Saturday Times Magazine
Sunday Times magazine
Shots Magazine
Eureka Magazine
Wallpaper* Magazine
Vision Magazine (China)
Le Figaro (France)

Oxfam
London Development Agency
Relativity Media
Ossie Clark
Avsh Alom Gur
Maryling

Smirnoff — JWT (stills)
Pepsi — CLM/BBDO (stills)
Renault — Publicis (stills)
Jim Henson — Publicis (stills)
Citroen — Euro RSCG 27 (stills)
Intel — Euro RSCG MVBMS New York (stills)
Guinness — Irish International/BBDO (stills)

2012
The Jewish Engagement with Photography, two-day symposium, Germany

2010—11
Visiting lecturer at Portsmouth University
Visiting lecturer at Bielefeld University, Germany

2009
Straying Closer To The Truth, symposium, Ireland
‘And The Word Was God’, Artist’s talk with Reverend Graeme Napier
(Westminster Abbey), Ben Uri Museum, London
Visiting lecturer, Bielefeld University, Germany

2008
Visiting lecturer, Blackpool and The Fylde College
Artist’s talk with Belsize Square Synagogue, as part of exhibition program
Eyewitness: Lead artist role on youth workshop, on the subject of narrative and forensics in photography
‘Emerging Artist’, Panel discussion, Photofusion, London

2007
Gallery Talk, led by Lucy Soutter, Photofusion, London
Visiting artist, London College of Communications

2006
Photography masterclass, University College School, London
‘Jewish Life in Germany’, The London College of Communications, London
A photography seminar and exhibition coordinated by Professor Wiebke Leister of LCC and Professor Roman Beziak of University Bielefeld

2005
‘In Conversation’ with Lucy Levene and Magda Keaney, Photofusion Gallery, London

The Women’s Library, London
Pavilion Arts, Leeds, UK
Lianzhou/Guangdong Museum of Art, China