East London-based photographer Dougie Wallace grew up in Glasgow. Internationally recognised for his long-term social documentary projects and a distinct direct style of expressive street photography. His books Stags, Hens and Bunnies, A Blackpool Story (Dewi Lewis Media, 2014) and Shoreditch Wild Life (Hoxton Mini Press, 2014) generated critical acclaim and a viral buzz. His book, Road Wallah (Dewi Lewis publishing), which offers a unique insight into the world of Bombay cab drivers was published in February 2016 and has been exhibited at numerous photo festivals and gallery shows. His latest series Harrodsburg was published in March 2017 (Dewi Lewis publishing). Harrodsburg has had two major exhibitions as well as featuring in numerous national and international publications. Well Heeled was published as a book in 2017 by Dewi Lewis. Goan to the dogs to be published in 2018.
Harrodsburg won the inaugural 'Magnum Photography Award 2016'. Road Wallah was short-listed for the 2015 European Book Publisher’s Award.
'Living in Shoreditch has helped me develop an eye for the tragi-comic, messy side of uninhibited human behaviour. My Glasgow upbringing has shaped my style, which has been described as 'visually exaggerated' and 'hard edged'.
'What motivates my pictures is human behaviour. People’s interactions and emotions fascinate me. My stories are thematic; they have similarities of expressions running through them. My work is informed by societies trends and incongruities and translating what I see into wit, criticism and humorous vignettes. I’d like to think that my photos convey a point of view that believable and absurd.'