Rob Pinney is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in London.

I graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and recently completed an MA in the Department of War Studies, King's College London, where I focussed on photography and conflict. My current projects are mostly concerned with the aftermath(s) of war, displacement and migration.

Among others, my work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Le Monde Diplomatique and Amnesty International’s Human Rights Defender magazine. I also regularly shoot for NGOs, charities and brands.

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Response to the Omran Daqneesh Photograph
The Listening Post, Al Jazeera English, August 2016

Interview: Photojournalism and the Refugee Crisis
Tencent Photo, June 2016 (in Chinese)

The Ethics of Photography in Calais
PhotoVoice, April 2016

Responding to Aylan Kurdi
CHOWK, December 2015

Vi Ses i London [See you in London]
Atlas Magazine, December 2015 (in Danish)

Some of the Many Breakfasts Consumed in a French Refugee Camp
Roads & Kingdoms, November 2015


Instagram Takeover: The 'Jungle'
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, April 2016



No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain
Migration Museum Project at The Workshop
London, UK

Call Me By My Name: Stories From Calais and Beyond
Migration Museum Project at The Workshop
London, UK


Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries
Street Art Museum
Saint Petersburg, Russia

These Walls Must Fall
Geddes Gallery
London, UK

Call Me By My Name: Stories From Calais and Beyond
LondonNewcastle Gallery
London, UK

Photomonth Photo-Open
Rich Mix
London, UK

The 'Jungle'
Carnegie Center for Ethics in International Affairs
New York, USA

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