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Robert Wilson

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Robert has been commissioned for editorial and advertising projects by client based throughout Europe and the U.S. and undertakes commissions for many of the top advertising agencies. Of note are his many sports and portrait campaigns for clients that include Peroni, Adidas, Nike, Asics, O2, BMW, Guiness, Credit Suisse, Gillette, HSBC, Camel Active, The U.S. Marines, Anglo American Mining, Siemens and The Old Vic.

His work has been consistently recognized from The Association of Photographers Awards, European Art Directors Club, The Design & Art Directors Club, and the John Kobal Portrait Awards.

In February 2008 Robert was invited to go to Afghanistan by the Commander of the forces in Helmand. Robert went as a War Artist where he was shooting the people and places around Helmand Province, with the British Army 52 Brigade, who were part of the NATO International Security Assistance Force mission. This work, simply titled ‘Helmand’ was published in September 2008 through Jonathan Cape books.

The Helmand project has been exhibited in a solo show at the National War Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland, as well as on the rooftop of the The Hayward Gallery, London, as part of the Southbank 2010 Festival of Britain.

Robert has also shown at the 9th International Shanghai Photographic Exhibition, and had a solo show at the OXO Gallery, London, exhibiting his work with the British Olympic Sailing team.

Roberts other projects have included work for the Anglo American mining company which took him to all corners of the globe producing a photographic record of around four hundred miners.

More recently Robert has spent time in Qatar recording the buildings and workers of The New Doha International Airport.

Robert also currently has several portraits in the permanent collection at both the Scottish and English National Portrait Galleries.

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