In March 2017 BBC4 TV broadcast a 30 minute documentary about Dougie Wallace, which focuses primarily on the Harrodsburg work and is part of the series What Artists Do All Day. The programme follows Dougie on the streets of Knightsbridge as he completes the photographs for the book. BBC, Season of Photography. Available here to watch.
East London-based photographer Dougie Wallace grew up in Glasgow. 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. His book, Road Wallah (Dewi Lewis publishing), which offers a unique insight into the world of Bombay cab drivers was published in February 2016 and has been exhibited at numerous photo festivals and gallery shows. His latest series Harrodsburg was published in March 2017 (Dewi Lewis publishing). Harrodsburg has had two major exhibitions as well as featuring in numerous national and international publications. Well Heeled was published as a book in 2017 by Dewi Lewis. Goan to the dogs to be published in 2018.
'Living in Shoreditch has helped me develop an eye for the tragi-comic, messy side of uninhibited human behaviour. My Glasgow upbringing has shaped 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 societies trends and incongruities and translating what I see into wit, criticism and humorous vignettes. I’d like to think that my photos convey a point of view that 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, The Economist, Le Monde, The New Yorker, Stern, The Guardian, NYTimes, The Independent, International New York Times, Observer, GQ, Dazed, Hunger, Vice, BBC, CNN, Itsnicethat, Marie Claire, Die Zeit, Süddeutsche 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’Oeil, Fotomagazine, European Photography and Photo International.
Dougie Wallace has conducted workshops both in the UK and overseas. He regularly donates his work to his chosen charities each year.
Currently supported by Olympus.
London, Milan, New York & Tokyo. Jan 2016 till Oct 2017.
Book published by Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2017.
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.
Included in 'PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS' Creative Techniques of 100 Great Photographers.
By Paul Lowe
Published by Thames & Hudson.