Philippa James is a portrait photographer based in Oxford UK.  Her interests and work explore women and feminism, the underrepresented, and her local community.  She is currently a propeller artist at The North Wall Art Centre and has just been shortlisted for The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021.


Nov 2021 | The National Portrait Gallery | The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 21

Nov 2021 | Fourteen | Group show at The North Wall Arts Centre for Photo Oxford Festival

June 2021 | We Cannot Walk Alone | Solo show at Arts at the Old Fire Station during Refugee Week

Oct 2020 | 100 Women of Oxford | Solo Show at The North Wall Arts Centre as part of Photo Oxford Festival

Sept 2020 | Morning Routines | Solo Show at Waste2Taste Cafe in Ark T Art Centre

April 2020 | Isolation | Curator of The Motherhood on-line group exhibition | Oxfordshire Arts Weeks.

March 2020 | 100 Women of Oxford | Solo Exhibition at Tap Social Movement for International Women’s Day

April 2019 | The Oxford Open | Group Show at The Jam Factory Arts Centre | Oxfordshire Art Week


Fusion Arts –  100 Women of Oxford talk

The North Wall Arts Centre – portrait photography masterclass for A level photography students

The Circle NGO – on-line talk about 100 Women of Oxford

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art – portrait photography workshops

The Motherhood – ongoing photography workshops


Currently studying  MA PHOTOGRAPHY at Falmouth University (2021 – 2023)