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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'.  


Over the past decade, Carmel has worked with a number of London Boroughs creating visual audits of their industry and was recently commissioned by the Flemish Government to photograph industry and craft in West Flanders. She has collaborated with 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. 

Studio: Host of Leyton.

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

+44 (0)7866 218531

Select Clients: 

Barbican, BBC, Bini Bamba, Blackhorse Lane Atelier, Continental Drift, Daniel Heath, Debbie Bliss, Diana Awards, Donna Wilson, Eat Your Own Ears, Eat17, Frame Club,

Gavin Coyle, Guardian, Hole & Corner, Indikidual, Lola Lely, London Metropolitan University,  Lora Avedian, Love Knitting, Maitland & Poate, Mind, Mini Stitches, Moonpig, October Studios, Passing Notes Magazine, Ovo, Pearson Teaching Awards, Perky Blenders, Re_Covery, Refugee Council, RNIB, Saltbox & Co, SEA Design, Simple Things Magazine, Southwark Council, Stuart Gardiner, Stedsans, Studio Milne, Teach First, The Times, The Telegraph, TM Studio, Trifle Creative, Waltham Forest Council, Wax Atelier, Wellcome Collection, Yoto.

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