Polly Braden is renowned for her photography exploring the relationship between daily life, work and leisure. Searching for small and telling gestures her images are acutely observed portraits within a broader assessment of contemporary culture.
She works on long-term, self-initiated projects and has photographed in the Middle East, Morocco, Kenya and China. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Saturday Telegraph magazine, The Independent on Sunday, Ei8ht magazine, Portfolio, ICON, Photoworks, Frieze, The Sydney Morning Herald and D Magazine (Italy).
She lived in China and photographed the country for over a decade. Her book China Between (Dewi Lewis, 2010) is a ground-breaking study of the everyday life of China’s new urban middle classes.
She is currently photographing life and work within the square mile of the City of London.
The featured photographer for July 2011 was Polly Braden