Esther Gabrielle Kersley is a research-led documentary photographer interested in the boundaries between truth and fiction in documentary storytelling. She has a background in Politics and Conflict Studies which informs her practice. She graduated with Distinction from the MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London in 2021. 

Education
MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, 2021 - Distinction
MSc Comparative Politics (Conflict Studies), The London School of Economics (LSE), 2011
BA Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 2010

Awards and selections                  
PhEST 2022 - shortlisted 
Belfast Photography Festival, 2022 - Shortlisted
Photoworks Photography+ The Graduate Issue, 2021 - Selected
Photobook Week Aarhus 2021 - Selected
Metro Imaging x Made in Arts London Mentorship - Awarded
BarTur Student Photo Awards 2021 - Shortlisted
Jerwood/Photoworks Award, 2021 - Longlisted
Urbanautica Institute Awards 2020 - Special mention

Features
Der Grief, 2022
Fisheye Magazine, 2022
Phases Magazine, 2022
Phroom platform, 2022
Click Magazine, Issue 79, 2021
Aesthetica Magazine, The Next Generation, 2021

Exhibitions 
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, London, 2022
Visual Noise at Marlyand Studio in association with Rankin, Stratford, 2022
Between the Headlines, Black Swan Studios, Bermondsey, 2022
LCC Postgraduate Showcase, 2021
The Net Gallery, Made in Arts London - The Iridescent Collection, 2021
Made in Arts London, TM Lighting Gallery, London, 2021
Vice x Photo Book Cafe, London, 2021

Interviews
Interview with Artist N Virtual about TM Lighting Gallery exhibition, 2021
Interview with LCC about Photoworks award, 2021
Interview with the MiAL X Metro Imaging Mentorship Recipients, UAL, 2021

Writing 
Photography and remote warfare: An inquiry into the visual representation of cyber in news images, upcoming

Email: esthergkersley@gmail.com
Instagram: @esthergabrielle__

A selection of prints are for sale on Made in Arts London.