Tim Walker is a photographer based in London. Tim's interest in photography began during work experience at Condé Nast where he set up the Cecil Beaton archive. After graduating from Exeter Art College, he worked as a freelance photographic assistant before working as Richard Avedon's assistant in New York. His career as a photographer was launched when he came third in the Independent Young Photographer of the Year Award, and he went on to contribute to high-profile magazines including Vogue, W and Harper's Bazaar. He has also shot advertising campaigns for clients including Barneys, Comme des Garcons, Gap and Yohji Yamamoto.
Walker staged his first major exhibition at the Design Museum, London in 2008. This coincided with the publication of his book Pictures published by teNeues.
In 2010 Walker’s first short film, The Lost Explorer was premiered at Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and went on to win best short film at the Chicago United Film Festival, 2011.
2012 saw the opening of Walker’s Story Teller photographic exhibition at Somerset House, London. The exhibition coincided with the publication of his book, Story Teller published by Thames and Hudson. In a 2013 collaboration with Lawrence Mynott and Kit Hesketh-Harvey, he also released The Granny Alphabet, a unique collection of portraiture and illustration celebrating grandmothers.
Walker received the ‘Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator’ from The British Fashion Council in 2008 as well as the Infinity Award from The International Center of Photography in 2009. In 2012 Walker received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society.
The Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London include Walker’s photographs in their permanent collections.