The British photographer Stephen Gill is known for his pictures of East London. While his practice originally developed in a documentary style—Gill learned to develop photographs from his father, who taught him using a darkroom in the attic of their family home—he later developed a more abstract approach to image making. Today, he is noted for works that can be categorized as experimental and conceptual, some featuring collage-like qualities. Central to Gill’s practice, too, is the production of artist’s books—in fact, Gill founded his own publishing imprint, Nobody Books, in 2005.
Born in Bristol, England in 1971, Gill has exhibited his work globally since the early aughts, including at notable institutions such as London’s National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Tate. He lives and works in London.