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b. 1980

British

Based in London, UK

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Olivia was born in London and grew up in the UK. She studied mathematics at Oxford University and photojournalism at the London College of Printing.

She began working as a photographer in 2003 after moving to Delhi and was based in India for two and a half years.

In 2006, she left for Italy to take up a one-year residency with Fabrica, during which she began working on a series about women and the East-West cultural divide. This work has taken her to the border between Europe and Asia, Iran and Saudi Arabia. She has received support from the Inge Morath Award, the National Media Museum, OjodePez-PhotoEspana Award for Human Values.

In 2010, she co-founded Fishbar, a space for photography in London with Philipp Ebeling.

Her first book Jeddah Diary, about young women in Saudi Arabia, was published in 2012.

She continues to return to India – where her long-term work has been supported by a grant from the Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère in Paris – and to work in London where she lives.

Selected works

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Jeddah Diary

Olivia Arthur

Olivia Arthur's book explores the paradoxical world of Saudi Arabia's coastal city of Jeddah

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Arts & Culture

Beauty Queens and Body Builders: A Portrait of Youth in Hull

Olivia Arthur

Current Exhibition
London, United Kingdom

Illuminating India

Magnum Photographers
Until Mar 31, 2018

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Little Mogadishu

Olivia Arthur

Past Artist Talk
London, UK

Magnum Live Lab in Conversation

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Jun 28

Past Square Print Sale

Closer

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Jun 5 - 9

Theory & Practice

Watch: Live Lab London

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Past Exhibition
London, UK

Magnum Live Lab Exhibition: London

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Until Jul 28

Past Workshop
New York, United States

New York Photobook Masterclass

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Jun 17 - 18 · Fully booked

Newsroom

The Sanitary Serviceman

Olivia Arthur

Arts & Culture

Form and Fashion

Olivia Arthur

Past Exhibition
Brescia, Italy

Magnum’s First/Magnum: La première fois

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Until Jun 11

Theme | 19 Stories

Magnum at 70: What’s On

Past Exhibition
London, United Kingdom

Magnum Live Lab

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Until May 21

Current Exhibition
Hull, United Kingdom

Hull, Portrait of a City

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Until Dec 31

Theory & Practice

Empathy and Photography

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Past Exhibition
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Evolution Explored

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Until Apr 20

Theme | 9 Stories

On Photography: Magnum Photos Now

Theme | 19 Stories

Migration and Refuge

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The Migrant Crisis through the Eyes of Magnum Photographers

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Past Exhibition
London, United Kingdom

I Welcome: an Amnesty International & Magnum Photos exhibition

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Until Dec 18, 2016