Rachel Gordon (b. 1997) is a Scottish photographic artist based in London. Her work engages with notions of contingency and longing. She is drawn to how thoughts, memories and experiences unravel in unfamiliar ways through imagery. Darkroom printing is a significant component of her practice, as it allows for a distinct kind of performative hapticality and tactile encounter with both physical and imagined space.


2021–2023       MA Photography, Royal College of Art
2020                 Art Direction for Fashion (Short Course), Central Saint Martins
2017–2020       BA (Hons) Photography, UAL London College of Communication  

Exhibitions & Awards
2023               ‘Graduate Summer Show’, Anise Gallery, London
                        Source Graduate Photography Award
                        HAUTE Photographie Festival, Amsterdam
                        Recipient of Shadow Lab Residency
                        ‘Overflow’, Galleria Objets, London
                        ‘RCA Graduate Show’, Truman Brewery, London
                        ‘Third Floor’, Royal College of Art, London
2022                ‘Photo50: Doing & Undoing Islands’, London Art Fair
                        RCA Work In Progress Show, Online
2020                Simon Bishop Award, First Place
                        UAL Graduate Show, Online
                        ‘Adrift’, Safehouse 1, London
2019                ‘Environ’, Copeland Gallery, London
                        ‘Loading...’ The Art Academy, London

2023                Fresh Eyes Talent, GUP Magazine
2022                PORT Magazine, Issue 31
2020                FotoFilmic, JRNL 6