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Erin Solomons’ artworks have a photographic core that at times extends into other mediums, such as performance and sculpture. Throughout their practice, they persistently research the painful and self-deprecating effects of continual, domestic trauma in childhood. Specifically, Erin concentrates on behaviours and feelings that are tied to living with an insufficient boundary between the inside of a body and the world outside of it.

Solomons' research has been presented in conferences at Cambridge University, University College London, amongst other academic institutions. They received the Wood Institute Travel Grant (2017) as a means to utilise the archives and museum catalogues at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Mütter Museum. Their artworks have won awards, such as a Magnum Photo Graduate Award, First Place Book Award at ESPY Photo Awards, and Warden’s Purchase at Goldsmiths College, London. Solomons' work has exhibited across the United Kingdom, Europe, New York, and Brazil.

They were awarded a Practice – Based PhD in Photography from the University for the Creative Arts; and exhibited their doctoral research at the Nunnery Gallery, London, September to October 2021.

Selected Grants & Residencies

(November 2016)

Wood Institute Travel Grant

College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA, USA

(August 2014)


Earthskin Muriwai

Auckland, New Zealand

Selected Conferences

(October 2020)

Don't Press Print:

The Collodion Process

The Royal Photographic Society

London, UK

(June 2017)

Curiosity and Cognition:

Embodied Things 1400-1900


University of Cambridge

Cambridge, UK

(September 2016)

Photography + Con(text)

Institute of Archeology

University College London

London, UK​



2021  PhD in Practice-Based Photography

           University for the Creative Arts

           Rochester, UK


2015  MA in Photography,

           Royal College of Art

           London, UK


2012  BA (Hons) in Art Practice,

           Goldsmiths College,

           University of London

           London, UK


2012  BFA in Visual Communications,

           magna cum laude

           American Intercontinental University

           London, UK


2012   BA (Hons) in Visual Communications,

            London South Bank University

            London, UK

Selected Publications

(July 2021)

Don't Press Print catalogue

Royal Photographic Society

London, UK

(December 2015)

Graduate Photographer

Source Magazine

Online and Print

(May 2015)

Exit Strategies

Black Dog Publishing 

London, UK

Selected Awards

(August 2017)

First Place Winner

Swansea College of Art Book Awards

ESPY Photo Awards

Elysium Gallery

Swansea, UK

(May 2016)

Graduate Award Winner

Magnum Photo Agency

Photo London

London, UK

(September 2012)

Finalist in Photography

Celeste Prize

Celeste Network

Rome, Italy

(June 2012)

Warden’s Purchase

Goldsmiths College

London, UK​

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