Interview | Léonie Hampton | Granta Magazine

Léonie Hampton | Interview

Léonie Hampton & Yuka Igarashi

‘I see a dichotomy at play where I am trying to be truthful, but it’s hard to be direct.’

Léonie Hampton

After graduating in Art History, Léonie Hampton continued her studies in Photography at the London College of Communication. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Paul Huf Award 2009 and the ‘F’ Award for concerned photography 2008. Her work is part of the permanent collection of MEP (Maison Europeenne de la Photographie) and Foam Museum, Amsterdam. Her work has been exhibited internationally including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, MACRO and the Palazzo Delle Esposizione in Rome, and Foam Museum in Amsterdam. She co-founded and runs Still/Moving, a not-for-profit organisation that runs photography and film workshops and seminars in London. In May 2011 Contrasto published her first book In the Shadow of Things, which was nominated for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2011. Léonie is currently represented by the Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam. Her web site is

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Yuka Igarashi

Yuka Igarashi is the former managing editor at Granta and was issue editor of Granta 127: Japan. She has taught fiction writing at various universities including Columbia and Parsons The New School for Design in New York.

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