Hannah Norton (b.1992) is a socially engaged documentary photographer who works with individuals and communities that have been under and/or misrepresented in the mainstream media. Through long term engagement and collaborative practice, centred around portraiture, she finds visual language that disrupts stereotypes and informs new ways of thinking.

Norton has had consecutive winning images in the British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain, won LensCulture’s critic choice award, exhibited as part of Palm Photo Prize, been shortlisted consecutively for The Taylor Wessing, spoken at and been exhibited by The Royal Photographic Society, featured by Der Greif, interviewed and featured by The British Journal of Photography multiple times and had her work published on multiple occasions by Hoxton Mini Press. She has been commissioned by The Financial Times, BBC and Saatchi & Saatchi.


2023: 2 x Winner - British Journal of Photography - Portrait of Britain

2022: Winner - British Journal of Photography - Portrait of Britain

2022: Shortlisted - Taylor Wessing  Portrait Prize

2021: Winner - British Journal of Photography 1854 x Fast Track

2021: Winner - LensCulture Critics Choice Award

2021: Winner - Royal Photographic Society IPE 163

2021: Winner - Creative Conscience Awards

2021: Winner - Genesis Imaging Award - Shutter Hub Yearbook

2021: Winner - British Journal of Photography Edition365

2021: Finalist - Leica x British Journal of Photography Grant

2021: Shortlisted - Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize


2023: Portrait of Britain, across the United Kingdom

2022: Portrait of Britain, across the United Kingdom

2022: International Photography Exhibition (IPE163), Royal Photographic Society, Bristol

2022: Current Obsessions, London College of Communication, London..

2021: Noorderlicht International Photo Festival, The Netherlands

2019: Palm Photo Prize, The Print Space, London


2023: Portrait of Britain, Hoxton Mini Press.

2022: Terms of Engagement by Becky Warnock and Kate Watson

2022: Portrait of Britain, Hoxton Mini Press.


2022: Royal Photographic Society, Bristol.

2022: London College of Communication, London.

Selected Clients:

Financial Times, BBC, Channel 4, Saatchi & Saatchi


British Journal Of Photography - OCD has a PR problem

British Journal of Photography - Fast Track winners

Refinery29 -  The reality of OCD

Art3 - Behind the image


London, UK.




Image by Samantha, as part of The Community Cook Up project. 

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