TOM BIRD (1990) is a photojournalist raised in the U.K., based in Amsterdam and working globally. He explores stories about humans in relation to their environment, often portrayed with a tenderness and humility.

His photographic approach developed over a number of years documenting the growing skateboarding scene in the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Capturing the fragile freedoms of youth within an area of hostile military occupation helped sharpen his sensitivity, and taught him of the responsibility that comes with holding a camera.

His work has been published by i-D, Stack, NTS and Essay Skateboard Magazine, and exhibited as part of group shows in The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Czech Republic.

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2018 – ongoing

          Why are Britain’s elderly such devout wearers of the colour beige?

This ongoing exploration into the connection between age and colour – ‘the process of beiging’ – uncovers a deeper story about the critial issue of loneliness in Britain’s older generations.