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b. 1970, Australia

Emma Summerton Biography

Australian born Emma Summerton (*1970) graduated from the National Art School in Sydney, where she studied fine arts majoring in Photography. Summerton moved to London in 1998, where she worked as an assistant to artist Fiona Banner while starting her career as a photographer.

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Emma Summerton’s first published fashion editorial was a Self Portrait Polaroid story shot for Dazed & Confused in 2005. Since then Summerton has established herself as one of the most talented photographers to emerge in the mid 2000's. Her in-depth technical knowledge coupled with her eye for detail and love for fashion have made her images not only unique but very distinctive, setting her apart from other photographers working in the industry today.

Summerton’s Editorial Clients include: Italian, British, American, German, Australian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese Vogue’s, i-D, Self Service, Dazed & Confused, The Last magazine, 10 and Big Magazine.

Emma Summerton Featured Artworks

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Amanda in Red & Pink by Emma Summerton contemporary artwork
Emma SummertonAmanda in Red & Pink, 2016Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
160 x 120 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
Blue Hall, London by Emma Summerton contemporary artwork
Emma SummertonBlue Hall, London, 1998Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
100 x 120 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
as a Fox by Emma Summerton contemporary artwork
Emma Summertonas a Fox, 2017Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
120 x 100 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
Poppy, London by Emma Summerton contemporary artwork
Emma SummertonPoppy, London, 2000Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle pape
120 x 100 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
AC Silver Legs by Emma Summerton contemporary artwork
Emma SummertonAC Silver Legs, 2004Chromogenic print
182.7 x 218.3 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
Pink & Silver @ The Chelsea by Emma Summerton contemporary artwork
Emma SummertonPink & Silver @ The Chelsea, 2004Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
100 x 120 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
Chelsea Hotel #1 by Emma Summerton contemporary artwork
Emma SummertonChelsea Hotel #1, 2003Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
100 x 120 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
Chelsea Hotel #3 by Emma Summerton contemporary artwork
Emma SummertonChelsea Hotel #3, 2003Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
100 x 120 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire

Emma Summerton Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Showroom at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich
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9 December 2019–22 March 2020 Group Exhibition Showroom Christophe Guye GalerieZurich
Contemporary art exhibition, Emma Summerton, Landed at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich
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30 August–23 November 2019 Emma Summerton Landed Christophe Guye GalerieZurich

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Emma Summerton Has "Landed" Related Press Emma Summerton Has "Landed" 4 September 2019, Garage Magazine

Now, she is revisiting those early Polaroids for the first solo show of her work at the Christophe Guye Galerie in Zurich, which runs until November 23 rd. Alongside her well-known portraits with the shoes, the show features many of Summerton's private 'Polaroids', like 'visual love letter' she would share with her partner at the time, also a...

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