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Lewis Khan b.1990 is a photographic artist from London, working with stills and moving image. His portrait based work is a study of emotion, relationships, and identity.

His project Theatre is the result of a four-year residency in two London hospitals, and is published by The Lost Light Recordings.


Clients & Features

Brick Magazine
British Journal of Photography
The Economist
FT Weekend Magazine
The Guardian
The New Yorker
NHS England
Paper Journal
Save The Children
Splash & Grab
TIME Magazine
Virgin Records

Awards & Exhibitions

Gold, AOP Open Award

Shortlist, Bar Tur Photo Award

Palm* Photo Prize, Judges Panel 2nd Prize
Portrait of Britain, British Journal of Photography

Shortlist, Guernsey Photo Festival
Photoworks Presents: Collaborate, London

Portrait of Britain, British Journal of Photography
Peaches & Cream, Millennium Images
RPS Int. Print Competition 160
PYLOT Magazine ‘Perspective’ Exhibition, London

Finalist ‘AOP Awards 2016’, Truman Brewery, London
Aritst Talk, Recyclart, Brussels
Under the Same Sun artist film screening, South London 
Gallery, selected by Guggenheim Museum, South London 
Gallery & Recreative Editorial Board
Shortlist ‘Magnum Graduate Photographer Award’

Shortlist ‘Magnum Graduate Photographer Award’
Artist Residency, The Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Portrait Salon, London
Photofusion Salon, London

Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed, The Photographers Gallery
1st Prize Shuffle Film Festival, The City, London, curated by Danny Boyle
RPS Intl. Print Competition 157
The London Short Film Festival
Open City Docs, Docheads, London

Winner, Motorcade Flash Parade National Open, Bristol
Reely & Truly, Bold Tendancies, London


BA (Hons) Photography, UWE Bristol, First Class Honours


Artist Talk, Kingston University, BA Photography

Artist Talk, The Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London Weymouth College, FDA Photography, Speaker & Visiting Critic

Artist Talk, Recyclart, Brussels
Kingston University, MA Architecture, Tutor & Visiting Critic Fortismere School, A Level Photography, Speaker & Visiting Critic

UWE Bristol, Speaker & Visiting Critic
 Kingston University, MA Architecture, Tutor & Visiting Critic 2014
 Artist Talk, The Photogrpahers Gallery, Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed
 Fortismere School, A Level Photography, Speaker & Visiting Critic
Kingston University, MA Architecture, Tutor & Visiting Critic

Artist Talk, The Photogrpahers Gallery, Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed
Fortismere School, A Level Photography, Speaker & Visiting Critic


The Face
This film celebrates the adolescent magic of school proms

AOP 2020 Award winners unveiled, BBC News

Emotional photographs from inside an NHS hospital

“Resilience, Beauty and Fragility”: Photos Revealing Life in UK Hospitals

The Face
The NHS captured over four years

The Beauty And Trauma Of The NHS

Creative Review
What does it take to photograph a working hospital?

The New Statesman
Theatre: a portrait of the NHS

British Journal of Photogrpahy
A portrait of our national health service

British Journal of Photogrpahy
Lewis Khan photographs a lesser known side of London

Interview: Lewis Khan

Loupe Magazine
Photographic education an interview with Lewis Khan

It’s Nice That
Photographer Lewis Khan on spending 18 months in the NHS

Huck Magazine
Capturing humanity at the heart of the  NHS

A Curator

Another Magazine
The agony and the ecstasy of a fan clubs annual party

All rights reserved © 2021 Lewis Khan

Leavers – film

Leavers – photos
(30 images)

(26 images)

(30 images)


Palace SS20
(13 images)

It’ll Soon Be Night Time
(24 images)

All Change
(22 images)

Inis Oirr – photos
(23 images)

Inis Oirr – film


Theatre, 1st Edition 270mm x 215mm 88pp

Published by The Lost Light Recordings, 2020.

In 2014 Khan won a bursary to make imagery for an exhibition at The Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, after which the Hospital Trust asked him to pitch for a new project. Initially his idea revolved around the politics of anti-privatization, a narrative that is still important to him. Gradually though, his approach became less overtly political and more transparently human, dealing with the strength and fragility that he witnessed on a daily basis. 

He spent prolonged periods time assimilating to the environment. Shadowing Mark Bower, a consultant oncologist, he became aware of the emotional effects of hospital life that apply just as much to staff as patients. This observation suggested that the hierarchy that we might assume of hospital life is a fallacy. The reality is more like a mutual respect that eschews power dynamics in favour of a communal understanding. 

From Strength and Fragility, by Jim Campbell.

1/5Portrait of Britain 2017

Portrait of Britain is an award-winning nationwide photography exhibition, run by British Journal of Photography in partnership with JCDecaux. The exhibition celebrates the rich tapestry of people that make up Great Britain, by turning their stories into public art.

Photographs © Christopher Bethell

1/2Shuffle Film Festival

Georgetown, awarded 1st Prize at Shuffle Film Festival 2014

Danny Boyle
Clio Barnard
Sally El Hosaini
Dexter Fletcher

Photographs © Cameron Williamson & Elena Heatherwick


Georgetown, Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed

Established in 2008, the annual exhibition and competition Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed gives emerging talent the opportunity to exhibit their work at The Photographers’ Gallery. Showcasing the quality and breadth of graduate work from visual arts courses across the UK, the exhibition and relating programmes celebrate the innovative practices from a range of photographic fields.


Selected by a panel of photographic experts from different backgrounds, artist/photographers have the opportunity to work closely with the exhibitions team to develop their presentation within the exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery 

Photographs © Kate Elliott

1/2Bonnington Festival

Georgetown, Screening at the Bonnington Festival.

Projection onto the wall of George's house. 

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