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Carmel King has documented many of Britain's leading craftsmen and women, heritage brands and manufacturers at the forefront of UK industry. 

Her images have been published in national and international press and a number of magazines and books. 

Carmel King was born in Bristol and moved to London to work for Magnum Photos. Since graduating from BA Photography at London College of Communications in 2007 she has been shooting full time. 

Carmel divides her time, between editorial and commercial shoots for independent brands, design agencies and manufacturers alongside her personal work and funded projects.  Inspired by her own family’s three-generation textile firm, Carmel’s ongoing series Makers & Manufacturers has taken her across the British Isles documenting workshops, tanneries, factory floors and artists' studios. She is passionate about capturing dying crafts and recent photo stories include 'The Last Glass Eye Maker of Britain' and 'The Last Eel Man'.  


Carmel has been commissioned by a number of London Boroughs to create visual audits of their industry and was recently commissioned by the Flemish Government to photograph industry and craft in West Flanders, Belgium. She has collaborated with the the Architecture / Urbanism Department at the London Metropolitan University. 

In 2017 she co-founded Hive Collective, a community for freelancers and business owners with events that run throughout the year. 

Carmel is available to shoot throughout the UK and has a studio: Host of Leyton.

Get in touch if you would like to discuss a commission or collaboration:

07866 218531

Select Clients: The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Evening Standard, Simple Things Magazine, Hole & Corner, BBC, Barbican, Mind, Pearson Teaching Awards, Diana Awards, Refugee Council, RNIB, Teach First, , Wellcome Collection, SEA Design, Studio Milne, Trifle Creative, Bini Bamba, Blackhorse Lane Atelier, Debbie Bliss, Donna Wilson, Gavin Coyle, Stuart Gardiner, Lola Lely, Lora Avedian, Stedsans, Perky Blenders.

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