Rob Pinney is a freelance documentary photographer based in London.

Among others, his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, The Economist, Le Monde Diplomatique and Amnesty International’s Human Rights Defender magazine.

His personal projects are mostly focussed on the aftermath(s) of war, displacement and migration, technology and globalisation, and related social and political issues. Rob is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the Department of War Studies, King's College London, where he researched photography and conflict

He is available for commissions worldwide.

Writing + Publications


Calais Belle Ma Ville
Point.51, November 2018

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

The Ethics of Photography in Calais
PhotoVoice, 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


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

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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