Esther Gabrielle Kersley is a research-led documentary photographer. Her work employs montage and appropriation to explore the boundaries between truth and fiction in documentary storytelling.

Esther holds an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography with Distinction from the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Recently, she was one of ten graduates featured in Photoworks Photography+ #13 The Graduate Issue and is the recipient of the Metro Imaging and Made in Arts London mentorship 2020. Her work has been selected for Photobook Week Aarhus, shortlisted for the BarTur Student Photo Award 2021 and longlisted for the Jerwood/Photoworks Award 2021. With a background in Politics, Esther has worked for a number of NGOs and think tanks in the areas of international security, misinformation and emerging technologies which informs her practice. She lives and works in London.

Awards and selections                  
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

Exhibitions 
Made in Arts London, TM Lighting Gallery, London, 2021
Vice x Photo Book Cafe, London, 2021

Features 
Photoworks Photography+ #13 The Graduate Issue, 2021
Aesthetica Magazine, The Next Generation, 2021
Interview with the MiAL X Metro Imaging Mentorship Recipients, UAL, 2021
Street Altars in Mexico City, MAVCOR Journal, 2018

Email: esthergkersley@gmail.com
Instagram: @esthergabrielle__

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