2023/24 - Talking Cameras - Collaborative Photography Project working with children in SEND Schools in the North East.  A Test and Explore Grant from the Paul Hamlin Foundation to see if photography can improve children's learning outcomes.

2023 - Bikeworks All Ability Cycle Club Commission Portraits of the users of the Bikeworks community

2023 - Albert Park School Melbourne Commission celebrating the people who make the school community

2022 -   Everyday Lives, Everyday Heroes Commission celebrating the people of Stanley

2022 -   I spend 150 hours Alone each week - shortlisted for KLP photo awards and Australian Photography Awards

2021 -   Portrait of Humanity

2021 -   Wall of Fame Exhibition for Women's Inclusive Team, Tower Hamlets

2020 -  Bolton Museum  Commission  Mantelpiece Stories  

2019  -  Portrait of Britain

2019  -  Photographer in Residence A Portrait of Harrow 

2018/2019  -  Collaborative exhibition V&A Musuem of Childhood.  Playing with Buildings

2018/2019   - 209 Women.  Collection of 209 Female MPS photographed by 209 photographers

2017/2018  -  Collaborative exhibition V&A Musuem of Childhood.  Dream on Collaboration with children from year 5 in an East London Primary School.

2017/2018  -  Solo Exhibition V&A Museum of Childhood Sister Brother

2017/2018  -  Commission Hidden in the Tide  a photographic portrait project created by pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School 

2015/2016 -  Picture the Poet an exhibition of high quality photographs of living poets touring to six regional venues. Listen to audio recordings.  National Portrait Gallery.

2015             -    Commission Life Lessons - 5 young people discuss the process of growing up while we watch them transform from children to adults - Channel 4.

2010              -  Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize (UK)

2011               -  Artist in Residence The Swedenborg Society 

2010/2011 -  Group Exhibition National Portrait Gallery - Faces of Poetry 

                             Digital Exhibition Portraits of Poets St Anza Poetry Festival St. 

                             Solo Exhibition Portraits of Poets Poetry Cafe, London

                             Arts Council Visual Arts Grant Portraits of Poets

                             Group Exhibition Picture the Poet - Ilkley Literary Festival

                             Photographic Portrait Prize National Portrait Gallery  SophieHannah 

About Me Portraiture is at the heart of my practice.   My work focuses on identity and examines the complex relationships between humans and the environments we inhabit. As a photographer, I am naturally curious and love to listen to people’s stories and bring them to life. My intention is to make a connection and have a genuine exchange with the individuals and communities I photograph and to portray them as authentically as possible.  I specialise in intimate natural portraits and aim to draw out the in-depth and noteworthy of everyday life.

I have worked for a range of editorial, commercial and private clients and my work has been published and exhibited widely including; The the V&A Museum of Childhood, The National Portrait Gallery, Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize  Portrait of Britain, Portrait of HumanityThe Guardian, and the Sunday Telegraph.

I have several books of Portraits published including East London Swimmers by Hoxton Mini Press, Sister Brother by The Wind in the Trees and Portraits, by the Swedenborg Society.

I also work in education delivering specialist creative photography workshops to children and schools.

“There is tenderness in her portraits, too, that Cartier-Bresson would surely have recognised. Once when asked his advice on portraiture, he replied ‘we must respect the atmosphere which surrounds the human being’ I think Madeleine Waller has done that, in doing so, captured an atmosphere, a sense of place and the individuals who give it meaning.” Portraits Introduction by Sean O’Hagan. 

“London Based photographer Madeleine Waller has a gift for drawing out the human, quirky and noteworthy in everyday communities.” The Guide, Guardian 30/12/17 

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