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

My work is split between assignments for press, commissions for NGOs and charities, and longer-term projects and features. 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. Third sector clients include British Red Cross, FareShare, Thames Valley Air Ambulance, and Choose Love. 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.



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

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