Abbie Trayler-Smith is a Welsh documentary and portrait photographer who contributed to The Daily Telegraph for eight years from 1998, covering the war in Iraq and the Asian tsunami. In 2010, with her portrait Chelsea, she won fourth prize in the Taylor Wessing competition, and second prize in 2017 for Fleeing Mosul.
Trayler-Smith began working regularly as a photographer for the Daily Telegraph in 1998 and spent eight years covering news and features worldwide, including the war in Iraq, the Darfur crisis and the Asian tsunami. In 2007, she joined Panos Pictures.
Her work has been widely published and exhibited internationally as well as receiving many awards. Her first major work, "Still Human Still Here," was exhibited at HOST Gallery in London in 2009, along with an award-winning accompanying multimedia short film. In 2013 she became a member of A Fine Beginning, the Welsh photography collective.
Abbie will talk about her UK based long-term personal project called "The Big O" on childhood obesity. It was from this work that her portrait of Chelsea won 4th prize in The National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Prize, London. As a contrast she will discuss her assignment work to Antarctica with Greenpeace.
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