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Philippa James’ work and interest explore women, feminism, and more recently teenage girls. Her first body of work, 100 Women of Oxford (2020) has just been published into a photo book by The North Wall Arts Centre. In 2021 James was nominated for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize with The Door of Opportunity.  This portrait belonged to a funded project; We Cannot Walk Alone, which was exhibited at Arts at the Old Fire Station in Oxford during Refugee Week 2021.  In January 2023 James had a work-in-progress solo exhibition at The North Wall Arts Centre of her ongoing project Girlhood, where is asked viewers to participate in the conversation regarding sexism and sexual harassment that surrounds teenage girls. She is currently studying MA in photography at Falmouth University and will graduate in August 2023.



June ’23 –  Portraits of Humanity Winner | Group Show at Belfast Exposed

April ’23 – About Then | Group Show at Stephen Lawrance Gallery London

January ’23 – Girlhood | Solo show at The North Wall Arts Centre

June ’22 – The RPS | Selfies on-line exhibition by The RPS Women in Photogrpahy Group

Nov ’21 – The National Portrait Gallery | The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 21

Nov ’21 – Fourteen | Group show at The North Wall Arts Centre for Photo Oxford Festival

June ’21 – We Cannot Walk Alone | Solo show at Arts at the Old Fire Station during Refugee Week

Oct ’20 – 100 Women of Oxford | Solo Show at The North Wall Arts Centre as part of Photo Oxford Festival

Sept ’20 – Morning Routines | Solo Show at Waste2Taste Cafe in Ark T Art Centre

April ’20 – 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


100 Women of Oxford – Published by The North Wall Arts Centre

Portraits of Humanity Vol 5 – Published by Hoxton Mini Press


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 – a series of portrait photography workshops alongside Rineke Dijstra exhibition and others.


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