Born in Edinburgh, Sophie Gerrard (b.1978) began her career in environmental sciences before studying photography at Edinburgh College of Art, before completing an MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at The London College of Communication in 2006. Working regularly for clients such as The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Financial Times Magazine, The Independent and The Telegraph Saturday Magazine and on long-term self-initiated projects, she pursues contemporary stories with environmental and social themes. A recipient of a Jerwood Photography Award and a Fuji Bursary, Gerrard’s work has been exhibited and published widely in the UK and overseas and is now held in a number of national and private collections. She is represented by The Photographers’ Gallery in London. She is part of Document Scotland, a photographic collective comprising four Scots-born photographers.