Thomas Sussex is a photographer and educator currently living and working in Hackney, London. The images he makes attempt to render an individual social reality that often carries political weight. His process focuses on self-experience and attempts to navigate that which falls outside of expected photographic reportage, to encompass symbolic gestures and abstracted scenarios. Sussex is currently developing long-term projects in Eastern and Western Europe whilst shooting for a broad range of commercial clients, including: BBC, Fred Perry, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, Crack Magazine, The Bristol Post, and Newstatesman Magazine amongst others.

Commercial portfolio available on request.


︎ @tommy_sussex

Recent News:

Huck Magazine -  Documenting the effects of war on life along the Polish-Ukrainian border (August 2023)
Parad Magazine Issue 2 - (Print/Online/Exhibition) - French documentray archival project -Launches in L.A/Paris - 2023
Editorial Feature (Print and Online)- Financial Times - Art’s and Culture - Photo Commission for Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull - March 2023
Magazine Feature - Ukraine work from 2017 featured in “To Hope” Ukraine Fundraiser Magazine
Magazine Feature - “Ukraine, Foregt Me Not” - Newspaper Print - Fundraiser Project 
Online Feature - BJP Exhibition Review July 2022
Editorial Feature (Print and Online) Big Issue Magazine Feature July 2022
Exhibition - Best In Bloom Exhibition and Gallery Fundraiser @ The Photobook Cafe July 2022
Exhibition - Grown Up In Britain - 100 Years Of Teenage Kicks Exhibition @ The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Magazine feature - Adbusters.Magazine Issue #160  (In Print) - Featured Photographer  (April 2022)
Exhibition - British Library - Breaking The News Exhibition (April 2022)

Book - The International Center of Photography -  #ICPCONCERNED: GLOBAL IMAGES FOR GLOBAL CRISIS BOOK - Selected Photographer
Magazine Feature - Fotonostrum Magazine Issue 21 - In Print and Digital (November 2021)
Exhibition - Fresh Eyes 2021 Exhibition in Rotterdam (October 2021)
Online Feature - British Journal of Photography -  (August 2021)
Exhibition - RBSA Photography Prize 2021 - Selected Photographer
Exhibition - Youth Rising in the UK 1981-2021 Exhibition @ Side Galley, Newcastle  - Featured Photographer
Fresh Eyes European Talent  2021 - Powered by GUP Magazine
Adbusters.Magazine Issue #155  (In Print) - Featured Photographer  (July/August, 2021)
Exhibition - ‘Finding a way home’ - English Riviera Photography Showcase 2021 - South West Collective @ The Artizan Gallery -Featured Photographer
Lecture - Grain Photography Hub Photo Café. Featured Photographer.  (10th February 2021)
Magazine Feature - Isolate Zine Issue 2
(October 2020)
Magazine Feature - ‘Then There Was Us’  - AND Annual 2020  - Selected Photographer (October, 2020)
Exhibition - International Center of Photography, NYC. #IPC Concerned: Global Images for Global Crisis (August, 2020)  - Featured Photographer
Online Feature - ‘Why Now World’  - Interview (June, 2020)
Magazine Feature (In Print and Online) The Newstatesman - ‘In Pictures: the Black Lives Matter protests in London’ (June, 2020)
Online Feature - Then There Was Us - Interview (May, 2020)
Online Feature - Huck Magazine - This is 2020: Photos that capture our changing world (April, 2020)
Online Feature - Ain’t Bad - (February, 2020)
Online Feature - Culture Trip  - Balkan Brass (2019)
Online Feature - Dazed - The Most Exciting New Phtotography Books (July, 2015)
Online Featiure - Vice - Photographing the Ukraine Revolution (May, 2015)
Lenscratch - Our Sincere Toils Online Feature (March, 2015)
Magazine Feature - Splash and Grab Magazine Issue Two: “ How the next generation of photographers are shifting the way that we look at images. As well as how they are adapting to changing spheres.” (2015)


Associate Lecturer at The University of Arts London / London College of Communication - February 2022 to present.
UAL MA Masterclass - The photobook and collaboration - April 2022
UWE Bristol - Artist talk - January 2022
Grain Photography Hub -  Photo Café. Artist talk -February 2021


Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: A Diary From Kyiv - Interview Series First Edition with Roma Moksalenko - Published on Then There Was Us - April 2022


MA Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy  -  Goldsmiths University of London - 2021
Photography BA (Hons) Degree
- The University of the South West of England - 2014
Photography Foundation Degree - The City of Bristol College - 2012


Winner of the South West Graduate Photography Award 2014 - Fotonow CIC