Craig Easton is a photographer whose work is deeply rooted in the documentary tradition. He shoots long-term projects exploring issues around social policy, identity, culture and community. Known for his intimate portraits and expansive landscape, his work regularly combines these elements with reportage approaches to storytelling, often working collaboratively with others to incorporate words, pictures and audio in a research-based practice that weaves a narrative between contemporary experience and history.
Easton is the recipient of the 2023 Arnold Newman Prize, the latest in a list of awards that include the prestigious title of Photographer of the Year at the SONY World Photography Awards, 2021. In 2022 he was recognised with an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in the UK.
He has published three monographs – Thatcher’s Children, GOST Books, 2023 (The Orwell Prize); Bank Top, GOST Books, 2022 (shortlisted for Aperture/Paris Photo Book Award, Les Rencontres d’Arles Book Award and Kraszna Krausz Book Award) and Fisherwomen, Ten O’Clock Books, 2020.
Easton is a regular visiting lecturer at universities and runs workshops both in the UK and internationally.
- Contemporary Approaches to Documentary Practice