Tom Price

Tom Price I’m a documentary photographer, writer and filmmaker, currently based in London, UK. My work is people-centred, with a focus on inequality and empowerment, especially in women and children; our future lies in their success.

In style and process, I blend documentary photography with environmental portraiture. I shoot and edit short films, and can write everything from snappy captions, to articles, to longer context-rich trip reports. Born in Wales, I’ve worked in the UK and overseas on a wide range of issues: from peace building in South Sudan, to social enterprises and socially-minded celebrities in the UK, to survivors of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, to victims of domestic violence in Brazil.

Isolation, day four. The neat thing about ‘creativity’ in quarantine - especially the messy type - is that it gives one ...
19/03/2020

Isolation, day four. The neat thing about ‘creativity’ in quarantine - especially the messy type - is that it gives one an opportunity to practice one’s now exemplary handwashing technique. 🤪 💦

#isolateandcreate #familyportraits #nhsapproved #messyplay #fightthecoronavirus #inisolation

Isolation, day three. Well, it started out nice, calm and cozy... We’ll try the routine thing again tomorrow shall we. #...
18/03/2020

Isolation, day three. Well, it started out nice, calm and cozy... We’ll try the routine thing again tomorrow shall we.
#thingsdontalwaysgoasplanned

Isolation, day three. Well, it started out nice, calm and cozy... We’ll try the routine thing again tomorrow shall we. #...
18/03/2020

Isolation, day three. Well, it started out nice, calm and cozy...

We’ll try the routine thing again tomorrow shall we.

#thingsdontalwaysgoasplanned

Lovely to see my trip to visit cacao farmers in the Ivory Coast with Tearfund and Will Torrent (chocolatier extraordinai...
20/11/2018

Lovely to see my trip to visit cacao farmers in the Ivory Coast with Tearfund and Will Torrent (chocolatier extraordinaire!) in delicious. magazine.

'It was a sheer delight to talk about cocoa with the people who lovingly tend these valuable plants in a spirit of hope and joy.'

For Tearfund ambassador, award-winning chocolatier and patissier Will Torrent visiting cocoa farmers in the Ivory Coast gave him even more of an emotional connection to one of his favourite ingredients… 🍫

Click the link to read more with delicious. magazine👇 📷 Tom Price

http://bit.ly/2qUgQnI

***Announcement***After a number of wonderful years working as a freelancer, I’m excited to announce that I’m leaving fr...
16/11/2018
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***Announcement***
After a number of wonderful years working as a freelancer, I’m excited to announce that I’m leaving freelance life behind to launch a new company, Ecce Opus, with the legendary Marcus Perkins.

Marcus and I have been speaking on and off for years about ways in which we can produce photography that has more impact and really ‘works’ for our clients, and I’m excited to say that we’re finally joining forces to explore what that looks like together.

The translation of our name in Latin roughly means ‘behold the work’ – and that’s at the centre of what we’re about: finding new ways to showcase and celebrate the work of our clients, and make photography that’s worth beholding in its own right.

We couldn’t have got this far without the help of some very talented people in pulling our branding, copy and website together — so a huge thank you to Luke Tonge, Julia Darze, Luke Leighfield, Stephan Kasippillai and Matt Withers. 👏 👏 👏

Please do check out their great work on our new website, which is now live at www.ecceopus.com and let us know what you think. Any questions (including a tutorial on how to pronounce our name!), send me an email at my new address: [email protected].

While it won't be updated that often, this page will continue to live on, hosting some of my personal work and other projects that I'm working on.

Exciting times ahead!

Ecce Opus: Behold the work. We produce photography with forward-thinking organisations who want to tell visual stories with depth. We interpret your ideas into powerful images, humanising your narrative and helping you make a genuine connection with your audience. Our name might be Latin but our mi

Little picture in The Sunday Times this weekend for ace NGO Toilet Twinning
24/09/2018
Loo-twin charity is movement for good

Little picture in The Sunday Times this weekend for ace NGO Toilet Twinning

It is not a typical fundraising initiative, but “toilet-twinning” is certainly immensely practical. The idea is that a one-off payment of £60 helps to build a lavatory for a family in countries...

15/03/2018

Last year was the second time that I got to photograph the awesome and ever-inspiring Ije Nwokorie, just as he was leaving Wolff Olins as global CEO for a new role at Apple as senior director. Despite being busy wrapping things up and preparing for a new job, Ije gave us more time and attention than I'd expect for someone in this position. And, as always, I was really inspired by Ije's energy, creativity and deeply human way of thinking about work and making things. Apple is lucky to have you!

Shot for the brilliant Mewe360, where Ije is a patron and member.

At the end of 2017, I wrote a review of Tommy Caldwell's awesome book 'The Push' for the Church Times' Christmas book re...
07/02/2018

At the end of 2017, I wrote a review of Tommy Caldwell's awesome book 'The Push' for the Church Times' Christmas book review supplement. The book contains significant levels of adventure, including: kidnap and escape on a remote mountain range, chopping a finger off, and climbing the hardest big wall route in the world—El Cap's mighty 'Dawn Wall'. Such an enjoyable and surprisingly thoughtful read.

Tom Price's cover photo
07/02/2018

Tom Price's cover photo

Exciting work going on behind the scenes in Calcutta for a project that I began shooting there a couple of years ago. Ca...
06/02/2018

Exciting work going on behind the scenes in Calcutta for a project that I began shooting there a couple of years ago. Can't wait to say more!

'Run for Your Life excels at finding the ordinary in the extraordinary: it is telling that I (remember the stash of lycr...
04/01/2018
Run For Your Life #1 - magCulture

'Run for Your Life excels at finding the ordinary in the extraordinary: it is telling that I (remember the stash of lycra that never sees the light of day) can relate to each and every one of the magazine’s interviewees, despite the fact that most have run several marathons. Once more, there are no photographs of running in the magazine: the closest you get are pictures of some old trainers. Instead, all the subjects are photographed in everyday settings: a restaurant kitchen, a car forecourt, a street corner.'

Lovely review of 'Run for Your Life' up on the MagCulture site!

https://magculture.com/run-life-1/

#RFYLmag

Anyone else find fitness magazines nauseating? This is (of course) coming from somebody who is terrified of exercise. The rough intent is there: I have a whole box of lycra stashed at the back of some distant drawer and, in the immediate aftermath of eating one Chocolate Orange too many, “getting ...

A couple of years ago, I found myself walking down a residential street in the suburbs of south Kolkata. It was a street...
07/11/2017
Strange Fruit

A couple of years ago, I found myself walking down a residential street in the suburbs of south Kolkata. It was a street I knew well, a quiet one away from the rush of the main road.

By mid-morning the sun had begun to heat the road into a dusty shimmer, a bicycle rickshaw drunkenly limped past, its horn quacking sharply as the driver squeezed the modified water bottle strapped to his handlebars — a neat symbol of the city’s makeshift genius.

After five minutes I reached my destination: a place of daily pilgrimage for my elderly landlord, Mr Das—a place shifting with minute changes each day, and more dramatically through the seasons. My eyes were drawn everywhere at once, sounds crowded the air and a swarm of smells rushed forward in olfactory assault...

Click on the images to see more from my #StrangeFruit project, now live on Maptia.

Lovely to see my photos and story on standing proud in South Sudan pop through my letterbox in the beautiful Latterly ma...
03/11/2017

Lovely to see my photos and story on standing proud in South Sudan pop through my letterbox in the beautiful Latterly magazine.

We did it! In just under a week we've reached 100% of our goal for #RFYLmag, which is amazing! Thank you so much to ever...
25/10/2017
Instagram post by Tom Price • Oct 25, 2017 at 10:42am UTC

We did it! In just under a week we've reached 100% of our goal for #RFYLmag, which is amazing! Thank you so much to everyone who's backed us so far in this project, we can't wait to get the magazine in your hands. And for those who haven't had a chance yet, there's still a week left to pick up a copy on Kickstarter. 🤗

And next Wednesday at 8PM UK time, Matt Withers, Luke Leighfield and I will be live streaming from London, so if you have any questions on what it's like to put a magazine or a Kickstarter together, or just want to find out more about the project, tune in to the Kickstarter page—we'll be there with a piano. #🏃

39 Likes, 3 Comments - Tom Price (@tomalprice) on Instagram: “We did it! In just under a week we've reached 100% of our goal for #RFYLmag, which is amazing!…”

'I've been thinking a lot about this recently, about doing work that matters... I do want to leave the world for my son ...
17/10/2017

'I've been thinking a lot about this recently, about doing work that matters... I do want to leave the world for my son in a better place than we've got it to. Patagonia gives me an amazing opportunity to do it. Not just through selling clothes, but the whole opportunity to be involved with people a lot braver than I am.'

It's been great to have the opportunity to hang out with Alex Beasley, @Patagonia UK Country Manager, a couple of times this year and hear about the inspiring activism they're supporting across the UK and Europe. It's so refreshing to see companies like Patagonia recognising the power that business has to do good and actually doing something about it. And don't believe him about not being brave, he's just being humble ;)

Presenting... the Spiny Gourd! One specimen from a new project I've affectionately called 'Strange Fruit', shot in India...
16/10/2017

Presenting... the Spiny Gourd! One specimen from a new project I've affectionately called 'Strange Fruit', shot in India on a mission to get under the skin of things. 🙈Swipe to look inside. 🙊🔛#strangefruit @ KOLKATA

Some tearsheets and a sneak peek at a recent fruity project, featured in the latest issue of Rakes Progress. More photos...
10/10/2017

Some tearsheets and a sneak peek at a recent fruity project, featured in the latest issue of Rakes Progress. More photos to come!

"Since that day I haven't slept. I have nightmares every night, dreaming there is fighting all around. I see people comi...
05/10/2017

"Since that day I haven't slept. I have nightmares every night, dreaming there is fighting all around. I see people coming after me, trying to grab me." Josephine, 19, fled 600km to Juba when the war arrived at her home in Malakal, South Sudan. Walking around 200km of the journey barefoot with her grandmother, three sisters, and four brothers, she finally arrived in an internally displaced persons camp where she now lives with around 2000 other families. In the camp, Josephine has managed to continue her studies while taking care of her elderly grandmother and young siblings. One day she hopes to be a maths teacher. "I often feel hopeless. But I still have a little hope left."

Beny looks to the skies, Juba, South Sudan.
29/09/2017

Beny looks to the skies, Juba, South Sudan.

It's been a grey few days here in London, a far cry from last Sunday when the runners at the Ealing Half Marathon pushed...
27/09/2017

It's been a grey few days here in London, a far cry from last Sunday when the runners at the Ealing Half Marathon pushed hard for 13.1 miles through the beautifully sunny streets of west London. Great inspiration as I approach my first marathon in Snowdonia next month. Just got to get out now for a twenty-mile training run this week... #instaprocrastination @ Ealing Half Marathon CIC

Shadows on South Bank.
21/09/2017

Shadows on South Bank.

Grace picks cassava leaves in Juba, which she boils and uses to feed her family of eight. #southsudan #standingproud
20/09/2017

Grace picks cassava leaves in Juba, which she boils and uses to feed her family of eight. #southsudan #standingproud

John Ladu looking wistful on a hazy afternoon in Juba. #standingproud
19/09/2017

John Ladu looking wistful on a hazy afternoon in Juba. #standingproud

Having just become a father, these photos that I took of mothers with their children at feeding centres in South Sudan i...
03/09/2017

Having just become a father, these photos that I took of mothers with their children at feeding centres in South Sudan in March this year are hitting me afresh, and with renewed force. In my recent interview in @viewfind (see more by clicking the link in my bio), I spoke of being impacted by the amazing grace and dignity in the people that I met in the country earlier this year. But now when I look at these photos, I am struck by the magic and intensity in the way that the parents look at their children. There's something mysterious, unfathomable and incredibly strong that's created in the bond between a parent and a helpless, totally dependent baby. Seeing the fierce, protective, devoted looks of these mothers as they hold and gaze upon their children, the tragedy that is unfolding out in South Sudan feels even more desperate, and yet, the humanity and strength and resilience of those enduring the conflict seems even stronger still. These mothers are amazing. All mothers are amazing!

“If you don’t connect with people, you end up just walking away with images that reflect your assumptions rather than so...
02/09/2017

“If you don’t connect with people, you end up just walking away with images that reflect your assumptions rather than something that reflects the truth" .
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For more in this series in South Sudan, click on the link in my bio. 🇸🇸

Great to be back in ViewFind. Thanks for the support!
31/08/2017
ViewFind

Great to be back in ViewFind. Thanks for the support!

“I’m fed up with the hegemony of this discourse - it’s boring. You see that again and again and again and it makes no real difference to how people think about these places. I didn’t want to just come back with the stereotypes and cliches.” - Tom Price, Photojournalist

Babies definitely on the brain at the moment. I was just remembering Kamla, who I met in 2015, who supervises a primary ...
12/08/2017

Babies definitely on the brain at the moment. I was just remembering Kamla, who I met in 2015, who supervises a primary health care centre in rural Rajasthan, overseeing around 30-40 deliveries a month. A steady pair of hands. As we wait now, one week past the due date, my mind is inevitably drawn to THE BIG MOMENT, I'm already feeling incredibly grateful for the network of amazing health care professionals who will guide us, trembling, through the unknown and into a whole new adventure.

The due date is here! Nothing's happened yet apart from some mystery twinges... so I took a risk and went out for a clim...
04/08/2017

The due date is here! Nothing's happened yet apart from some mystery twinges... so I took a risk and went out for a climb earlier this evening, constantly checking my phone for signs of labour. Hoping that all the imminent baby carrying will help me push up a grade at the wall 💪 😂 Tonight, curry is on the menu. #friyay

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