About Me

Celia Bartlett

Celia has been working as a professional photojournalist and documentary photographer for over ten years, and an ardent photographer for more than four times that. Recording stories and events has been an integral part of her life. From news assignments and editorial features, to music events and theatre, all are approached with the same evaluative eye, providing captivating images for publication. She holds a UKPCA card and regularly works freelance for the local and regional press in East Anglia, as well as fulfilling assignments all over the UK. She uses the latest EOSR5 and EOSR Canon mirrorless cameras and lenses.

In addition to her day-to-day work, she hosts photography workshops in both the UK and Ireland.

In daily life she is interested in wildlife and nature, and is also a keen follower of cetacean conservation.
She is based in East Anglia and seasonally in West Cork.

Photographer’s Statement
“Straightforward, truthful and honest, you won’t find fancy-coloured filters, trickery or retouching in my professional work. If I do ever choose to, or find the need to, I will declare it so. I photograph as is, and present the images as was. As a reportage, editorial and documentary photographer, the images must tell the truth. I prefer to photograph sensitively and with available light wherever possible. Portable flashes and studio-style lights may be used on occasions where it is appropriate. Any editing is limited to only that which was traditionally possible from a darkroom image. This will allow for example, adjustment to exposure, colour balance and contrast, along with cropping and straightening. Dust spotting is executed where needed but artefacts will never be adjusted or removed. Put simply, I never intend my images to lie.” Celia

Qualifications include
BA Hons in Graphic Design at Cambridge School of Art
Graduate Studies in Book Arts at London College of Communication
Diploma in Fine Crafts and Design at Rycotewood College

UKPCA – NMA Freelance

Portrait of Britain 2019 – shortlist


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