Rob Pinney is a freelance photographer based in London, United Kingdom.

My work is split between assignments for press and longer-term personal projects. In my personal work I'm interested in conflict and migration; technology, globalisation and identity; and related social and political issues. From 2015-18, I worked extensively in Calais, photographing the situation faced by asylum seekers hoping to cross the English Channel and reach the United Kingdom.

My photographs have been published in newspapers and magazines around the world, including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Times, Het Financieele Dagblad, The Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and Le Monde Diplomatique. I am currently a stringer for Getty Images in London.

I studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and later at the Department of War Studies, King's College London, where I researched photography and conflict.

Telephone: +44 (0)7500 831634

Instagram: @robpinney
Twitter: @robpinney



Refugees: Forced to Flee
Imperial War Museum
London, UK


Lande: The Calais 'Jungle' and Beyond
Pitt Rivers Museum
Oxford, UK


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

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

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

These Walls Must Fall
Geddes Gallery
London, UK

Writing & Features

Still Ill: The "Long-haulers"
Point.51, October 2020

Brexit and the Climate Crisis
Point.51, November 2019

Calais Belle Ma Ville
Point.51, November 2018

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

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

The Ethics of Photography in Calais
PhotoVoice, April 2016

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

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

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


Using Format