About Me



Carolyn Mendelsohn is a portrait photographer and film-maker based in the UK.

I am an artist who uses photography and film to realise creative ideas. My passion is in creating personal work that is rooted within the story and the lives of people and their communities

Awards and Exhibitions

Winner Portrait of Britain BJP 2017

Finalist RPS International Photography Exhibition 160 2017

Winner RPS IPE 159 2016

Finalist RPS International Photography Exhibition 159

Winner Professional Photographer of the Year 2013 -Lifestyle 

Carolyn Mendelsohn is known for her compelling portraits, her personal series and lifestyle work. She works on both client and personal commissions and commercial briefs. 

Her work has been published in the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Bored Panda, La Monde, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Yorkshire Post, Click Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, Professional Photography, and many other national and international magazines, in print and on line. 

Awards include;
2017 Winner - Portrait of Britain, BJP, Nikon, JC Decaux 
2017 finalist RPS International Photography Exhibition 160
2016 Winner (Gold Medal) RPS International Print Exhibition 159
2013 WInner Professional Photography Magazine Lifestyle


RPS 160 tour
Solo exhibition
Being Inbetween, Crossley Gallery, Halifax 

Portrait of Britain
RPS 160
Photoblock, The Old Tuman Brewery, London
Retina Photography Festival - Edinburgh 
Belfast International Photography Festival 
The Civic, Barnsley,
Museum of Somerset
2016 RPS 159
University of Brighton
Royal Albert Hall
Photoblock, The Old Truman Brewery, London.
2015 Portrait Salon, London and Tokyo

Solo exhibitions include. 
2016 Being Inbetween, 
Gallery 2, Salts Mill, Saltaire, West Yorkshire 
Art Link Gallery, Princes Avenue Hull
2015 Being Inbetween
Gallery Butterfly Rooms, Saltaire 
2010 Keepers - Hexham Arts Centre 
2008 Face - Hexham Abbey 
2008 Behind Closed Doors - Saltaire 
2008 Galleria Espais B, Barcelona 

C4 Finalist - Picture This , with Martin Parr, Brett Rogers, Alex Proud

Work with Me

Have an upcoming project? I'd love to collaborate with you! 

Get in touch with me using my contact form to discuss rates, scheduling and more.

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