About Gina Soden
1985 in Ascot, United Kingdom
Lives and Works:
Reading, United Kingdom
National Diploma in Photography and Multimedia, Thames Valley University, Reading, United Kingdom, 2007
The Naylor Award for the Finest Photograph, National Open Art Competition, London, United Kingdom, 2014
Emerging Artist of the Year, National Open Art Competition, London, United Kingdom, 2013
First Prize, Weston Park Fine Art Open, Telford, United Kingdom, 2013
About the artist
Gina Soden travels all over Europe to photograph abandoned buildings. The British photographer has become one of our most exquisite observers of decay. Her subjects are derelict asylums, schools, deserted chateaus & churches, and disused power stations. Rarely does Gina have permission to shoot..as such, every photograph also captures her tenacity to get onsite. We love Gina’s striking images, her painterly visions of crumbling architecture that capture the passage of time and the beauty of decay. Her photographs of once-grand, once-inhabited spaces evoke nostalgia for an old Europe gone by.
Gina studied Photography & Multimedia at Thames Valley University in Reading. The photographer has since won many awards for her work, including Rise Art UK Artist of the Year & Photographer of the Year in 2018.
In 2018 Soden was commissioned by Soho House to produce new works for the collections in Barcelona, New York, London & Amsterdam.
Need to know
- Timeless photographs with all the beauty of paintings
- Sir Peter Blake included Soden in his exhibition ‘Things I Love at The Fine Art Society’
- The Groucho Club own work by Soden in their carefully selected private collection
The Insider Rebecca Gordon says:
"Gina Soden finds beauty in areas of ruin and decay. Through the artist's photographs we are allowed a rare glimpse into places that we would otherwise never see. Having listened to Soden talk about her work and explain the techniques and workings behind the shots, I now have even more admiration for her process. Soden dedicates much of her time to travelling around the world, locating and accessing inaccessible locations before they are lost to us through demolition or reconstruction."
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