Samantha Edgley is a photographic artist from Kent. She graduated with a 1st Class Honours Degree in the History & Theory of Art from the University of Kent, and gained a postgraduate Masters Degree in the History of Art & Visual Culture from Oxford University.
Samantha previously studied Design at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, and photography at the Putney School of Art and Design.
In May 2012 Samantha launched her photography blog ‘Beside the See Side’. Since then Samantha has been involved with various high profile photographic projects which included: photographing royalty – HRH the Duchess of Gloucester and various television stars for NADFAS, being the official photographer for the Mitch Daniels Band’s headline show at the Islington O2 Academy, shooting Mila Falls Video Launch Party, collaborating with acclaimed artist Meg Mosley on two photo shoots, and producing the promotional images for Maya Levy’s Arts Council Funded stage show.
In 2018 Samantha launched an Etsy shop selling cards and gifts featuring her photography.
In addition to her photographic work, Samantha is also an art history tutor.
London Photo Festival – 1st Runner Up (May 2014)
Putney School of Art & Design – 1st place award winner for Digital Photography (June 2014)
3rd Place in the Diesel Books Photographic Competition (April 2015)
2014 Exhibitions: London Photo Festival / Putney School of Art & Design Summer Exhibition / Salon des Refusés / Lauderdale House Annual Photographic Exhibition / The Aylesford Art Show
2015 Exhibitions: Solo show at Wigmore Library / London Photo Festival / The Portrait Salon / Jon Bird Prize (finalist) / Maidstone Museum’s ‘Shadow’ Exhibition
2016 Exhibitions: The Wigmore Art Show / Girl Town Exhibition at the London Photomonth Festival
2017 Exhibitions: Spring Show at the Creek Creative Studios in Faversham / The Aylesford Art Show
2018 Exhibitions: Solo show at Wigmore Library / Art of Resistance Exhibition, Tate Exchange, Tate Modern / Shutter Hub Exhibition at the Old Truman Brewery as part of London Photomonth Festival