East London-based photographer Dougie Wallace grew up in Glasgow hence his moniker, Glasweegee. Internationally recognised for his long-term social documentary projects and a distinct direct style of expressive street photography. His books Stags, Hens and Bunnies, A Blackpool Story (Dewi Lewis Media, 2014) and Shoreditch Wild Life (Hoxton Mini Press, 2014) generated critical acclaim and a viral buzz. Road Wallah, a unique insight into Bombay’s cab drivers, published February 2016 (Dewi Lewis Publishing) will be exhibited at numerous photo festivals and gallery shows this year. Dougie is fully represented worldwide by INSTITUTE Artist & Management Company. Road Wallah was short-listed for the 2015 European Book Publisher’s Award.
'Harrodsburg' won the inaugural 'Magnum Photography Award 2016'
'Living in Shoreditch has helped me develop an eye for the hilarious, messy side of human, uninhibited behaviour. At the same time my Glasgow upbringing has shaped the various facets of my style, which has been described as 'visually exaggerated' and 'hard edged'.
What motivates my pictures is human behaviour. People’s interactions and emotions fascinate me. My stories are thematic; they have similarities of expressions running through them. My work is informed by today’s growing culture of commercialization, the effect this has on our leisure time, global tourism and the inescapable consequences of corporate and brand domination that have ensued. Translating this into social wit, criticism and humorous vignettes through my lens is what stimulates me. I’d like to think that my photos convey a personalised point of view that is both believable and absurd.”
Dougie Wallace’s has had a number of solo shows worldwide as well as taken part in joint exhibits and photographic festivals around the globe. His work has been featured in assignments and publications for magazines and newspapers, including, The Sunday Times Magazine, D Repubblica, Le Monde, NYTimes, Stern, The Guardian, The Independent, Observer, International New York Times, GQ, Dazed, Vice, BBC, CNN, Itsnicethat, Die Zeit, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, El País, Der Spiegel, Macleans, NZZ, Die Tageszeitung, Neon, dS Magazine - De Standaard. As well as numerous photography magazines, BJP, GUP, Amateur Photographer, Professional Photographer, F2, Fotografia Magazine, Lens Culture, Leica LFI, L’Oeill, Fotomagazine, European Photography and Photo International.
'Harrodsburg' will be published by Dewi Lewis Publishing, Dec 2016 .
BBC 4 has commissioned a 30 min documentary, 'What Artists Do All Day' on Dougie. (Intimate, observational portraits of leading artists, revealing unique insights into their working lives and creative process). This will be aired early 2017, BBC4 'Season of Photography'.
Dougie Wallace has conducted workshops both in the UK and overseas. He regularly donates his work to his chosen charities each year.
Currently sponsored by Leica LFI.
Bombay India, Jan 2011 till March, 2014
Book published by Dewi Lewis Publishing, December 2015.
(Road Wallah was short-listed for the 'European book publisher’s award')
STAGS HENS & BUNNIES, A BLACKPOOL STORY
Blackpool Northwest England, Sept 2011 till Nov 2013.
Book published by Dewi Lewis Media, July 2014.