Emma Sywyj

Curriculum vitae










Princes Trust, South Yorkshire, 2014 - 2014

Business GNVQ, Level 2

MOOC, OOAC, New York (online), 2013 - 2013

Contemporary Architecture, 20 CPD Credits

RCAT, Dinnington, 2010 - 2011
French Reading, Level 2 (Intermediate), Grade 9

Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, London, 2005 - 2009

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Merit, 2005-2006

BA Honours Photography, 2:2, 2006-2009

Wickersley School and Sports College, South Yorkshire, 2002-2004

Art and Design A
English Combined A

Graphics B


Positions Held
Photographer for I AM VIP, September 2012 - February 2013

Photographer for Toast Magazine, November 2011 - January 2012

Photographer for Mercury Newspaper, October 2011 - January 2012

Stills photographer for “I Can’t Love You” by Babybird (music video) by Helene Michaelides, September 2011

Newspaper Photographer, Sheffield Star & Sheffield Telegraph, Sheffield, 2011 - 2011

Newspaper Photographer, Sheffield Star & Sheffield Telegraph, Sheffield, 2011 - 2011
Stills photographer for “Land of Dreams” by Jon Rosling, May 2011

Event Photographer, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield 2011
Floor Manager/Stills photographer for “Free Lunch” by Love Boat (music video) by Helene Michaelides, June 2011

Gallery Photographer, RCM Gallery, China, September 2008

Event Photographer, Chelsea College Of Arts, UAL, London, April 2008

Calendar Photographer, Holy Tetta Calender, London 2007


Solo Exhibitions

2004 Colour Travel Photography Collection, BRB, Sheffield

Group Exhibitions

2019 Glitch, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2019 What Makes You Feel Proud?, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

2019 International Photography Exhibition (The Glasgow Gallery of Photography pop up shop), COLAB, Glasgow, Scotland

2019 "F is For" Feminism and the Female Form, Hyperflexion Contemporary Art, Eastern Cape, South Africa

2019 Cooltzine Vol.2 Launch, Stour Space, London

2019 Cooltzine Vol.2 Launch, Papergirl Galerija Hub, Belgrade, Serbia

2019 Cooltzine Vol.2 Launch, MOVE.BG, Sofia, Bulgaria

2019 Wish You Were Here 19 Postcard Show, A.I.R Gallery, New York City, USA

2019 International Photography Exhibition (The Glasgow Gallery of Photography pop up shop), COLAB, Glasgow, Scotland

2019 Her Story Afterparty (SeeMe), Jane Hotel, New York City, USA

2018 So Limitless and Free Film Festival, Quebec, Canada

2018 Art Takes Miami (SeeMe), SCOPE, Art Basel Miami, Miami, USA

2018 Magna Mater, Lys d'Or (online exhibition), Italy

2018 Plastic, Millepiani, Rome, Italy

2018 Tucasa, Art Muzeo, Sabor y Cultura, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA

2018 The Capsule Vending (V/.) Machine, Vandal/., UK

2018 Cooltzine #1 Launch, Leyden Gallery, London

2018 Cooltzine #1 Launch, Kvaka 22, Belgrade, Serbia

2018 Cooltzine #1 Launch, be'kech, Berlin, Germany 

2018 Cooltzine #1 Launch, Cush.Bar, Sofia, Bulgaria

2018 Get it Arts - Group Exhibition, 5th Base Gallery, London

2017 Los Angeles Photography Awards, French Alliance of Pasadena, Pasadena, USA

2017 GOLDTAPPED, The Newbridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne

2017 The (Accidental) Marks Made While Making Art, Cultivate (on-line exhibition), London

2017 Blowing a Gail, Old Town House, Warrington

2017 Art Auction, Holy Biscuit Gallery, Newcastle

2017 Surprise 8, Organization Earth K44, Athens, Greece

2017 Street Photography, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2017 Visualising The Home, The Vallum Gallery, Carlisle

2017 Colour Assembly, Pop-up shop, London

2016 The China Connection, The Centre For Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester

2013 Gallery Town, Rotherham

2012 Art Takes Times Square, New York, USA

2012 Welcome Show, A.Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

2012 Souvenir, Pump House Gallery, London

2012 MOPLA + Smashbox Studios Group Show, Los Angeles, USA

2012 Untitled, Enjoy Gallery, Leeds

2011 Midlands Open 2011, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington

2011 Vibe Nation, Vibe Gallery, London

2011 Artificial Light, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

2011 Open Salon, Surface Gallery, Not Lost Festival, Nottingham

2011 Oxfordshire Artweeks, Artspool, Oxford

2011 Art Soul Kollective, Warehouse, Sheffield

2011 Holy Ghost:The Collection, New Gallery, London

2011 Fragile City, The Stable, London

2010 Postcard Show 14, The LAB, San Francisco, USA

2010 Brixton Salon, Viewfinder Gallery, London

2010 The Parallax Error, Enjoy Gallery, Leeds

2007 Two.Things.That.There.Are.Never.Enough.Of, The Sassoon Gallery, London

2006 Abstract Light Work, Bessemer Gallery, Sheffield

2004 Colour Travel Photography Collection, BRB, Sheffield


Competitions and Awards

2019 Take it East Film Festival, Finalist New York City, USA

2019 Aphrodite Film Awards, Finalist, New York City, USA

2018 LifeArt Festival, Finalist, Los Angeles, USA

2018 Virgin Spring Cinefest, Honorable Mention, Kolkata, India

2018 Silver Needle Press, Visual Art Contest, Winner, USA

2018 Near Nazareth Festival, Photography Contest, Finalist, Nazareth, Israel

2018 The Mediterranean Film Festival (MedFF), PhotoArt Challenge, Finalist, Sicily, Italy 

2018 Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, Best Photography, Finalist, Calcutta, India

2018 Avalonia Festival, Avalonia Photography Traveler Award, Winner, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2018 Angeles Documentaries, Best Documentary Photographer, 2nd Place, Los Angeles, USA

2018 Annual Copenhagen Film Festival, Best Photograph, Winner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018 Los Angeles CineFest, Semi-Finalist, Los Angeles, USA

2018 Hollywood Art & Movie Awards, Best Art Photography, Finalist, Los Angeles, USA

2017 Los Angeles Photography Awards, 2nd Place, Los Angeles, USA

2016 International Photography Awards (IPA), Family of Man : Old Age, Honorable Mention, Los Angeles, USA



2012 Guest Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield 

2010 Macro Photography Workshop, The Site Gallery, Sheffield

Published Work

2019 Indestructible Energy

2019 Meat for Tea: The Valley Review

2019 Fourteen Hills

2019 Cooltzine Vol.2

2019 Mayfair and St James Life      

2019 Chelsea and Kensington Life  

2019 Notting Hill Life    

2019 Richmond & Barnes Life

2019 Hampstead and Highgate Life   

2019 St John’s Wood Life   

2019 Marylebone Life   

2019 Fulham and Putney Life   

2019 Battersea and Wandsworth Life  

2019 Wimbledon Life

2019 Chiswick and Kew 

2019 Blackheath and Dulwich life

2019 Greenwich Life

2019 House & Garden

2019 Foxhole Magazine

2018 Penny Thoughts

2018 The Finger Magazine

2018 Artist Talk Magazine

2018 Peninsula Pulse

2018 Music and Misery, Lonely Boy Zine, UK

2018 Consumnes River Journal, USA

2018 The Las Positas Anthology 2018: Rise, USA

2018 LEVITATE Literary Magazine, USA

2018 Cooltzine, UK

2017 Magazine 43, Taiwan

2017 A5 Magazine, UK

2017 Average Art Magazine, UK

2017 Wotisart Magazine, UK

2017 Visualising The Home catalogue, The Vallum Gallery, Carlisle

2013 Agora Publication, London

2011 - 2012 Toast Magazine, Sheffield

2011 Sheffield Star & Sheffield Telegraph

2010 Brixton Salon catalogue, Viewfinder Gallery, London

2008 The RCM Gallery, Nanjing, China
2007 Holy Tetta Calendar, London

Work Placement
RCM Gallery, Nanjing, China, October – November 2008

My experience here included photographing art works at the Nanjing Triennial for documentary purposes and publication. I also dealt with international artists and worked alongside them on publications like flyers and posters for their exhibition. I researched a lot about Chinese contemporary Art whilst in China and learnt a lot about the context of the artwork, speaking to several lecturers and emerging Chinese contemporary artists whilst I was working for the gallery.

Sheffield Star, Sheffield, UK, 2011
Here I worked with the photography department. I was sent to photograph places, events and people to go alongside written articles. My photographs were published I was given several bylines. I also used the Atex System to log and archive all images that were taken, so that they could be searched for by other photographers and journalists at a later date.


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