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Rachael Talibart is a professional photographer with a particular interest in the sea and the coast it carves. Her critically acclaimed photographs have been featured in the press all over the world. Rachael is represented by galleries in Europe and the USA, her work is frequently exhibited and her limited edition prints are collected internationally. She is the author of four monographs and writes for photography magazines..


Rachael grew up on the south coast of England. Her first career was as a solicitor in the City of London. During the City years, Rachael’s friends and colleagues were used to seeing her return from trips with bags full of exposed film; the developing sometimes cost more than the trip! In 2008, she converted to digital and she says that is when the obsession really set in. In 2000, Rachael left her City career and, after obtaining two more degrees, she now works full-time on her photography.


Much of Rachael’s early childhood was spent at sea. This has left her with a fascination for the ocean in all its forms, but especially in stormy weather. Rachael travels widely for her photographs but retains a special fondness for the South of England and many of her images are created there. For Rachael, nothing beats a day on an empty shore, the wilder the weather the better, and this is reflected in her work.


Rachael owns f11 Workshops, providing location workshops in the UK and online training. An experienced teacher and lecturer, Rachael is particularly interested in the creative aspects of photography. Rachael no longer enters competitions but has won numerous awards for her photography over many years, including Black and White Photographer of the Year and The Sunday Times Magazine Award, Landscape Photographer of the Year.


One of ‘the best outdoor photographers working in the UK today’ Outdoor Photography Magazine, June 2016.


‘The Wild Edge’, a film by Rachael Talibart.


Direction’ documentary by Sean Tucker.


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Selected Exhibitions


June 2023 – June 2024 The Ocean, Chateau de Lourmarin, Vaucluse, France


October 2022 – March 2023 Oceans and Odysseys, solo exhibition, Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Massachusetts, USA


October 2022 – May 2023 Monochrome Perspectives, Taunus Foto Galerie, Bad Homburg, Germany


October – November 2022 Dark and Stormy, Taylor-Jones & Son, Deal, Kent, UK


September 2021: Art Hamptons, with Sohn Fine Art, Long Island, USA


May – July 2021: Futurity, Sohn Fine Art, Massachusetts, USA


July – September 2019: Tides and Tempests, solo exhibition, Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Massachusetts, USA


May 2019: Parhelion, Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester, UK


February – May 2019: ‘The Icing on the Cake’: Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Massachusetts, USA


February 2019: ‘Sirens and Guns’, Taylor-Jones & Son, Deal, Kent, UK


September-November 2018: ‘Tides + Falls’, Sohn Fine Art Gallery in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, USA


September 2018: ‘Sirens’, solo exhibition, Brighton, UK


April-May 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, Somerset House, London


April 2018: ‘Vision 9′, Gallery@Oxo, London


September 2017: “From the Word to the Image’, Triforum, Temple, London


July-August 2017: ‘Moving Art’, The Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames


September 2016: ‘Drawn by Light’, Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames


October 2015: ‘Focused Moments’, solo exhibition at Arté Gallery, Weybridge


September 2015: ‘Mistresses of Light’ at Gallery@Oxo, London


August 2015: ‘Light on the Land’ at Mall Galleries, London


March 2015: ‘A Certain Slant of Light’ at Guildford Institute, Guildford


October-November 2014: ‘Surrey Landscapes’ at The Lightbox, Woking


August 2014: ‘Muse’ at The Malthouse, Lyme Regis


June-August 2014: ‘From Darkness to Light’ at Fountain House Gallery, New York


April 2014: Villa del Arte gallery, Barcelona


January 2014: ‘Surrey Life’ at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking


May-August 2013: ‘Albion’ at Period of Grace Gallery, Bristol


February 2013: ‘Albion’ at Cock n Bull Gallery, London.