Emma Summerton

Australian born Emma Summerton (*1970) graduated from the National Art School in Sydney, where she studied fine arts majoring in Photography. Summerton moved to London in 1998, where she worked as an assistant to artist Fiona Banner while starting her career as a photographer.

Emma Summerton’s first published fashion editorial was a Self Portrait Polaroid story shot for Dazed & Confused in 2005. Since then Summerton has established herself as one of the most talented photographers to emerge in the mid 2000's. Her in-depth technical knowledge coupled with her eye for detail and love for fashion have made her images not only unique but very distinctive, setting her apart from other photographers working in the industry today.

Summerton’s Editorial Clients include: Italian, British, American, German, Australian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese Vogue’s, i-D, Self Service, Dazed & Confused, The Last magazine,10 and Big Magazine. The artist was also chosen to shoot the 49th Pirelli Calendar 2023.


National Art School Sydney, Australia

Selected solo exhibitions


14 Spells (to save your life), Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


Landed, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

Installation of the Terry de Havilland Self Portraits SS05, Comme Des Garçons Dover St Market, London, UK

Selected group exhibitions


MIA Art Fair, Milan, Italy

Beyond Fashion, IPFO Haus der Fotografie, Olten, Switzerland


Beyond Fashion, ALT.1, Hyundai Seoul, South Korea


Paris Photo, Paris, France

Beyond Fashion, Xie Zilong Photography Museum, Changsha, China


Beyond Fashion, Shanghai Center of Photography, Shanghai, China


Photo London, London, UK

Body Beautiful, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

Beyond Fashion, ArtisTree, Taikoo Place, Hongkong


Insider Trading, Mandeville Hotel, London, UK