British, b. London, 1978
In 2011 Chloe Borkett graduated with a degree in documentary photography from the University of Wales, Newport. Prior to this Chloe worked in the music industry for five years and spent three years as a teacher and charity worker in South East Asia. Chloe also holds a degree in business and economics.
To date Chloe’s work has explored social issues concerning minority groups, youth, as well as the exploration of underground and alternative cultures. She is particularly interested in contemporary social concerns with a focus on human rights.
Her work has been recognised through international competitions and awards, which have included, Magenta Flash Forward Award 2013, Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize, Reginald Salisbury Travel Bursary, Emergent Fundacio Sorigue Award, and Luceo Image Project Award
Her work has been published in magazines, which have included, The Telegraph’s Telephoto Magazine, BBCWales, 1000 Words Magazine, Burn Magazine, Fotovisura, and Fraction Magazine.
In 2011, Chloe was invited to talk about ‘Stories East of the River’ at the Llieda Emergent Festival in Spain. Selected pictures were also exhibited at the Ian Parry Award Exhibition at the Getty Gallery in London.
Chloe is currently developing a number of new personal bodies of work in Baku – Azerbaijan, eastern Ukraine and occupied Crimea.