Let's Explore Empowerment with Tom Price
“As I walk’d through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place, where was a den; And I laid me down in that place to sleep: and as I slept, I dreamed a dream. I dreamed, and behold I saw a man clothed with rags, standing in a certain place, with his face from his own house, a book in his hand, and a great burden upon his back.”
John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress
Tom Price is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based in east London, with over a decade of experience working on commercial, editorial and not-for-profit projects for organisations such as the NHS, Airbnb and Save the Children.
His distinctive style of photography specialises in portraying compassion, humanity and community – Tom has a unique ability to depict the kindness in humankind, regardless of the subject. His portrait work has featured subjects from diverse backgrounds, including the England Rugby team, a senior director at Apple and porters from Asia’s largest wholesale market.
His work focuses on telling important stories and highlighting social phenomena – previous short-form projects have ranged from documenting the largest dance festival in the world to critical humanitarian crises, such as food insecurity in South Sudan and typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
His work has been exhibited in Latin America, Europe and the USA; projected onto the side of the Tate Modern in London and presented at the UN headquarters in New York.
Awarded first place and ‘photographer of the year’ at All About Photo awards 2021.
The Pilgrim’s Progress: A Readable Modern-Day Version of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress
I was finishing up a master’s degree in transnational studies by researching and writing a dissertation on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route through north-western Spain.
The work of anthropologists Edith and Victor Turner still influences much of the thinking around sacred journeys. At the heart of their work is the notion that pilgrims find themselves in a cultural state of ‘liminality’.