Giles Price’s photographic projects focus on an exploration of landscape and portraiture, often conceptualised in relation to one another and shot in series. Price has gained considerable attention as one of a new generation of image makers extending the genre of contemporary landscape photography. His work presents us with a challenging re-working of the aerial perspective that confronts and engages the traditionally incompatible modes of (military) surveillance imagery, large scale abstraction and social documentary.
Price’s interest in photography began while on military service. He joined the Royal Marines in 1990, aged sixteen, and served in Northern Iraq / Kurdistan at the end of the first Gulf War. During this time he created Operation Haven, a snapshot diary now held by the Imperial War Museum, London. After leaving the military he went on to complete a BA Hons in Photographic Studies at the University of Derby. Several of his portrait series are held in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. In 2013 he was awarded second prize in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. He was also included in the 2014 Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Price is often commissioned to produce photo stories and portraits editorially for numerous publications including for The New York Times, FT Weekend and Telegraph magazines. His work was included in William A. Ewing’s acclaimed survey of twenty-first century landscape photography Landmark: The fields of landscape photography (Thames & Hudson, 2014).