News and Events

Posted: April 3rd, 2023

Selected Articles/Reviews:


2022     Included in ‘Another Country’, Big Brother,  P240 and 252




2021-23 Big Brother’ MBBS UCL Visiting Lecturer , London,UK

2021     Messages and Manifestos, Online Workshop, Land Art Agency , UK

2020     ‘Big Brother’ MBBS UCL Second and Fifth Years, London, UK x 3

2020     Photography as Activism, Creative Bravery Festival, UK

2019      ‘Big Brother’ MBBS UCL second year students , London, UK




Elina Brotherus, fellow exhibitor, La fabrique de l’illusion exhibition, Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon, 21 February – 13 May 2019 Lebanon, 21 February – 13 May 2019

Format Photography Festival 2019, Forever/Now, Derby University March 15th-April14th 2019



Freiraum Für Fotografie f3, Berlin, Living with Mental Illness, Waldemarstraße 17, 10179, February, 10 – April, 14, 2019

MUCEM Marseille, La fabrique de l’illusion, France, July 18th – September 29th 2019

Yasmin Chemali, Wiktoria Wojciechowska and Louis Quail, Sursock Museum, Beirut.

MUCEM Marseille, La fabrique de l’illusion, France, July 18th – September 29th 2019



MUCEM Marseille, La fabrique de l’illusion

France, July 18th – September 29th  2019

Format Photography Festival 2019, Forever/Now

Markeaton Street, Derby University  March 15th-April14th 2019

London Art Fair, Photo50
Islington Art Centre 15-20 January 2019, London

Sursock Museum, Beirut, La fabrique de l’illusion

Lebanon, 21 February – 13 May 2019
Freiraum Für Fotografie f3, Berlin,  Living with Mental Illness

Waldemarstraße 17, 10179,  February, 10 – April, 14, 2019


Last few preparations before show opens in Lianzhou, December 2018

Lianzhou Foto Festival, China (December 2018),
Shortlisted for the Punctum Photography Prize {Online]

Prix du livre 2018 – Les Rencontres d’Arles (July 2018)
Nominated for The Photo-Text Book Award [Review: British Journal of Photography Online]

Circulation(s) Festival Paris (17 March – 6 May 2018) [Review: BJP Online]

El Pais selection of the Best Photobooks of 2018, [View Article)

British Journal of Photography, ‘Best Photobooks of the year (so far)’, 2 August 2018 (nomination by Yumi Goto) [View article]

Alice Zoo, 1000 Words Magazine, ‘Big Brother (Review)’, 12 September 2018 [View article]

Jörg M. Colberg, Conscientious Photography Magazine, ‘Big Brother’, 16 July 2018 [View article]

Sean O’Hagan, Observer New Review, ‘An ode to a schizophrenic sibling: Louis Quail’s moving portraits of his brother’, 15 July 2018 [View article]


Sean O’Hagan, Observer New Review, ‘An ode to a schizophrenic sibling: Louis Quail’s moving portraits of his brother’, 15 July 2018


Claire Guillot, Le Magazine du Monde, ‘Portfolio: Garde-Fou’, 17 March 2018 [View Article]

Lottie Davies, Photomonitor, ‘Big Brother (Review)’, 11 August 2018  [View article] and Professional Photography Magazine (issue 22), 28 June 2018

Colin Pantall,, ‘Birds, Madness, Family and Love’, 23 July 2018  [View article]

Shutter Hub, ‘Photo Books: Our Latest Favourites – Summer 2018’, 23 July 2018  [View article]


TALKS 2018

Lanzhou Photo Festival, China ( December 2018)

Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (November 2018)

Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK ( October 2018)

University of South Wales, Cardiff ( October 2018)

Falmouth University, Cornwall (October 2018)

Croydon Photo Club, London, UK (September, 2018)

Photoforum Talk, Theprintspace Gallery, London, UK (June 2018)

Beeroclock Talk, Photomeet, Space Studios, London, UK (June 2018)

Book Launch, Theprintspace Gallery, London, UK (June 2018)

Official book release date and book signing, Photo London, UK (17 May 2018)

Talk with Max Houghton, London College of Communications, London, UK (25 October 2017)

Talk with Dewi Lewis, Theprintspace Gallery, London, UK (17 October 2017)





MAY 2018

  • ‘Big Brother’ is officially launched as a book, published with Dewi Lewis, with a book signing at Photo London on the 18th of May 2018.









Before They Were Fallen, Exhibition, Touring show dates:

Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Road London, September 2015

Oriel Colwyn Gallery, North Wales, November – December 2015

FOTOPACE Gallery, Glenrothes Fife Scotland,  January – February, 2016

Before They Were Fallen catalogue is published

Screenshot 2016-03-05 16.16.38

Before They Were Fallen exposure:

16/09/2015 Phill Coombes BBC (viewers unknown 5100 sharers on Facebook and other platforms)

31/10/2015 Publication Guardian Weekend (readership +1000 000, seven pages, online viewers unknown, 3100 sharers)

05/11/2015 ITV Wales prime time news slot   (395000 estimated viewers)

Hosted on the main ITV web site (viewers unknown, 282 online sharers)

21/01/2016 Forces TV Rolling news slot (27000 viewers daily, 582 online sharers )

13/01/2016 Scottish ITV prime time news slot(6800000 expected viewers )

Feb 2016 Published in Candice magazine  (circulation + 194000)

September 2015 British Forces Broadcasting Service    (@producernicky)  interview can be downloaded here.

Desk Job, Talks:

18/05/2015  Talks: Building the perfect photographic project with Redeye Tickets: £10 standard, £5 students and Redeye members, from

18/05/2015  Talks: The Ethics of Portrait Photography, a transatlantic view , at Victoria Gallery and Museum


Desk Job, Exhibitions:

16 May – 23 Aug 2015 Desk Job  Exhibited as part of Open 1, at the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. Visitor numbers an impressive 24976


Reviews and interviews summer 2015:

Interview at Open Eye Gallery

Openeye blog



01/June/2013: Group show Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow

8th of March to the 7th of April 2013 The series Desk job  is  exhibited at Format Festival in Derby at the University of Derby.

Before They Were The Fallen:

09/07/2014: Awarded funding for the project , ‘Before They Were The Fallen”, by the Arts Council.

07/01/2014: “After Afghanistan” ( My working title ‘Before They Were Fallen’  ) a story of Loss in Afghanistan  published in Marie Claire.



03–5/April/2013:Workshop in storytelling commissioned by the OSCE in Baku training local photojournalists.

Tuesday 5 March 2013: Invited by Sebastian Myer to run a Guardian Master Class in photographic story telling

Desk Job Competitions and exhibitions

03/09/2013:  long listed Finalist Renaissance Photography Prize 2013


Desk job print and online:

14/03/2013: Published in the Wired blog, Raw File today, stats are good apparently According to the author “It’ll probably be the third most viewed post on this month, with something around quarter of a million page views.”

In addition the  work has been published in the Sunday Times(UK), IO Donna ( Italy) and  in Fotoredactie Vrij (Netherlands)March 20th 3013, See below for most recent Tearsheet.

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And for any any Italians out there I am have just been interviewed by an Italian station about the Libya series broadcast at 19:15 to 19:50, 16/02/2013.