Leonora Hamill is an artist based in Milan and London who works primarily in photography and film.

She received her MPhil and her MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 2011 and 2008. Born in Paris in 1978, she trained as an art historian at the Courtauld Institute in London and at the University of Oxford. She graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York in 2003.

Hamill is the 2012 winner of the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie and was the 2011 artist-in-residence at the Psychiatric Hospital of Rouffach in Alsace, France.

She has exhibited in Europe, the US, Australia, Japan and China and as the 2012 Laureate of the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, she will be exhibiting images from her “Art in Progress” series at the Galerie Seine 51 in Paris from June 14th to July 7th.

Selected Exhibitions:

Leonora Hamill & Eric Pillot, Lauréats 2012 Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Galerie Seine 51, Paris June 14 - July 07, L'Arsenal, Metz September 7 - September 30, Maison de la Photographie, Toulon October 5 - 27, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, December 8 - January 6
Art in Progress (solo show), Podbielski Contemporay, Berlin

Giorni Felici a Casa Testori, Novate Milanese
Summer Group Show, Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin
Cumulus Momentum 1, La Cité Radieuse de Le Corbusier, Marseilles

Redécouvertes - Paysages et Natures Mortes d’Aujourd’hui - Bafa Foto, Geneva
The Vernacular Terrain, Creative Industries Block Space Gallery Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Zaim Art Space Yokohama, Beijing Film Academy Beijing
Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 09, The Photographer's Gallery, London
FRáGIL jeune création vidéo en Europe, Carré Bonnat, Musée Bonnat, Bayonne

(Anti)realism Workshot 1, Norrkopings Konsthall, Norrkopings
LOOP, FRáGIL, Espai Ubu, Barcelona

Incorrect, Leica Prix 2007, Galerie of the University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld
Photoespana, Descubrimientos, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid
Photo Month in Krakow, Failure / Succes, Teatr Laznia Nowa, Krakow

Rencontres d’Arles, Photo Folio Gallery, Atelier de la Chaudronnerie, Arles
Bearings: The Female Figure, PS122 Gallery, New York

95 Canal Project: Out of Our Element, New York

The Image-World, International Center of Photography, New York

Cambodge Interprétations - Photographies de Leonora Hamill, Orangerie du Château de Haroué, Lorraine
S’abbia sabbia, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan

Ebenis, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan
Les Photographes nous offrent leur monde, Galerie Cazeau- Béraudière, Paris
Il Corpo Immaginato, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan


Prix HSBC pour la Photographie 2012, Winner, Paris
Man Group Photography Prize 2008, Winner, London
Man Group Photography Prize 2007, Shortlisted, London
Leica Prix 2007, Finalist, Bielefeld
Flash Forward 2007, Honourable Mention, Magenta Publishing for the Arts, Toronto
Rencontres d’Arles 2006, Photo Folio Gallery Award Laureate


Identities Now: Contemporary Portrait Photography, Peter Hay Halpert, 2012
May I Introduce You?, Ginevra Elkann, Electa, 2011
Après la Photographie? De l’image argentique à la révolution numérique 1960 à nos jours, Quentin Bajac, “Découvertes” Gallimard, 2010
Incorrect, PRIX LEICA 2007, Bielefeld Leipzig, Kerber Verlag, 2008
Flash Forward, Emerging Photographers 2007, Magenta Publishing for the Arts

Visiting Lecturer:

Central Saint Martin's, London
Domus Academy, Milan