About James

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others”

Jonathan Swift


James Sykes is a documentary photographer based in East London. His work uses elements of topography, autobiography and metaphor to examine the experience of place and create narratives to contextualise a personal response to contemporary Britain. 


He studied documentary photography at the world renowned Newport School and was exhibited in the Martin Parr curated Strange and Familiar exhibition at The Barbican. James is a regular contributor to online and print magazines. He has exhibited work in London, Cardiff, New York and Amsterdam and has work in private collections.

Selected features include: The Guardian, Banal Magazine, Pupil Sphere, Shutter Hub, British Journal of Photography, Ffotogallery Platform, Post Evidence, Scroll Mag, Photo Scratch, The Barbican, All Cities Are Beautiful, Landscape Photobooks and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Work with James

Have an upcoming project? James would love to collaborate with you! Get in touch using this contact form to discuss rates, scheduling and more.

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