lucy shortman


BA (Hons) Photography, First Class Honours | Arts University Bournemouth, UK | 2016-2019


that from a long way off look the flies -  London- 2019

WIP Fabricate/Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe- Bournemouth- 2019

BA Photography Summer Graduation show- Bournemouth- 2019

Source Graduate Photography - Online -2019

Fabricate at Free Range- BA Photography degree show- London- 2019

Free Range’s selected artists’ work - London- 2019

Suddenly Last Summer -Bournemouth- 2019

ISSUE .07 directory- online2020

Retail Therapy  (solo show) - London - 2021

Cluster Photography & Print Fair - London - 2022

adidas x Creative Debuts - London - 2022


November 2020 | Common Era 

Published by ADM Publishing, in collaboration with ISSUE .07 photographic agency

210mm x 210mm, 40 pages, perfect bound

170 gsm

Edition of 100

January 2021 | Common Era: Artist Edition 


Print by Newspaper Club, Glasgow, UK

170mm x 250mm, 40 pages with two paper inserts, staple bound


Edition of 60


‘A plait, a pear and a piano – new photography talent’ | The Guardian (online) 2019

'Lucy Shortman- Common Era' Hannah Geddes for Splash & Grab- 2021

'Lucy Shortman-Common Era' Sam Cashmore for Vessel Editions- 2021 

'Lucy Shortman: Common Era' The Team for The Pupil Sphere- 2021

'Getting To Know: Lucy Shortman' Valeria and Daniel for Cluster London- 2021

'Lucy Shortman: Retail Therapy' The Team for The Pupil Sphere- 2021

(featured) 'Welcome to the real farmers of TikTok' for Financial Times - 2022

awards + residencies

Selected Winner, Cluster Photography & Print Fair Residency Award- March 2021


14 Bedford Square

FT Weekend


Day Assistant, Exhibition preparation- Natasha Caruana- London-2019

Volunteer, Invigilation and Exhibition Installation-Eastside Projects- Digbeth- 2019-2020

Studio Assistant, Cre8 Studio - Simone Lezzi - 2021

Day Assistant, MixMag cover shoot - Dan Medhurst - London - 2021

Day Assistant, Elephant Magazine cover shoot - Izzy Leach - 2022

social media takeovers

Photograd, June 2020 

Splash & Grab, December 2020

Splash & Grab, November 2021 

Using Format