Australian born Emma Summerton (*1970) graduated from the National Art School in Sydney, where she studied fine arts majoring in Photography. Summerton moved to London in 1998, where she worked as an assistant to artist Fiona Banner while starting her career as a photographer.
Emma Summerton’s first published fashion editorial was a Self Portrait Polaroid story shot for Dazed & Confused in 2005. Since then Summerton has established herself as one of the most talented photographers to emerge in the mid 2000's. Her in-depth technical knowledge coupled with her eye for detail and love for fashion have made her images not only unique but very distinctive, setting her apart from other photographers working in the industry today.
Summerton’s Editorial Clients include: Italian, British, American, German, Australian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese Vogue’s, W Magazine, i-D, Self Service, Dazed & Confused, CR, V Magazine, Garage, The Last magazine, 10 and Big Magazine
Commercial Clients include:
Dior, Estee Lauder, Loreal, Paul & Joe, Kate Spade, Miu Miu, Prada, Anna Sui, Burberry, Diane von Furstenburg, Topshop, Agent Provocateur, Terry de Havilland, Yves Saint Laurent.
The artist was chosen to shoot the 49th Pirelli Calendar 2023, being the 5th Women in it’s history to do so.
National Art School Sydney, Australia
Selected solo exhibitions
14 Spells (to save your life), Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Landed, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Installation of the Terry de Havilland Self Portraits SS05, Comme Des Garçons Dover St Market, London, UK
Selected group exhibitions
MIA Art Fair, Milan, Italy
Beyond Fashion, IPFO Haus der Fotografie, Olten, Switzerland
Beyond Fashion, ALT.1, Hyundai Seoul, South Korea
Paris Photo, Paris, France
Beyond Fashion, Xie Zilong Photography Museum, Changsha, China
Beyond Fashion, Shanghai Center of Photography, Shanghai, China
Photo London, London, UK
Ultimate Editorial, Phillips London UK
Body Beautiful, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
Beyond Fashion, ArtisTree, Taikoo Place, Hongkong
Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams, V&A, London UK
Insider Trading, Mandeville Hotel, London, UK