Originally from Australia, Madeleine has been living in London since 1987.

After completing a photo-journalism course at the London College of Printing, Madeleine started her photographic career working for newspapers and magazines on a broad range of assignments from reportage to features.

Madeleine has chosen to concentrate mainly on portraiture developing her own photographic identity particularly working on sets of portraits. She is currently freelancing as well as working on various personal projects.

A selection of her Portraits of Poets is included in the National Portrait Gallery's    Permanent Collection

Clients have included several national UK publications.

Madeleine has worked extensively in schools as an art educator delivering a wide range of creative photography workshops.  Please feel free to contact her for more information.




Email madeleine@madeleinewaller.com or  Click here to send a message.


2018/19

209 Women

One hundred years after women first gained the right to sit in Parliament as MPs, the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art will host the ‘209 Women’ exhibition from 14 December 2018 to 14 February 2019.   Unveiled in time for the anniversary of the first election where some women could cast a vote, the exhibition includes portraits of female MPs, all photographed by female photographers in an all-female initiative.

Dream on

Collaboration with children from year 5 in an East London Primary School, on display at the V&A Museum of Childhood.

Working with fellow artist Katherine Tulloh we supported the children to retell, stage, dress and make photographic scenes to create powerful photographic images of their own dreams. 

Hidden in the Tide

a photographic portrait project created by pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School with Madeleine Waller, commissioned by Tideway.

2018

Sister Brother

an exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, exploring sibling relationships and how they influence our sense of self.

Featured in the Guardian Family Section

2017/18

Seeing Things Differently

Seeing Things Differently in collaboration with the Forge, Funded by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation with a Test and Explore Grant.    

The children worked with myself and writer Carina Rodney using photography to improve their creative writing skills.  They wrote poetry, explored their dreams and self identity through a series of photography and writing workshops.

2015

Picture the Poet 

an exhibition of high quality photographs of living poets touring to six regional venues.

2014 
Hoxton Mini Press
East London Swimmers
Book Two East London Photo Stories

2013 

Life Lessons

5 young people discuss the process of growing up while we watch them transform from children to adults

4thought.tv - Channel 4.

2011 
The Swedenborg Society
Artist in Residence
Portraits of Members and Associates of the Society
solo exhibition.

2010
 Faces of Poetry - Contemporary Poets

Ilkley Literary Festival
group exhibition and talk

2009
Faces of Poetry - Contemporary Poets 

National Portrait Gallery
group exhibition

2008 
Portraits of Poets
StAnza Poetry Festival
St. Andrews, Scotland
digital slide show 

2007 
Portraits of Poets
Poetry Café, London 
solo exhibition

2006 
Arts Council 
Visual Arts Grant

2006 
National Portrait GalleryLondon
portrait of Sophie Hannah from Portraits of Poets
Photographic Portrait Prize

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