Lily Miles (b.1998 South Yorkshire, UK) is a portrait and documentary photographer currently based in Brighton, predominantly working on analogue film. Her passion lies within capturing the authenticity of individuals, seeking to explore and celebrate those with unique paths. 

Lily’s project practice has specialised in the visual depiction of societal taboos. In 2019, she graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Photography from Bath Spa University. Her project ‘Pink to Make the Boys Wink’ which unveiled the daily goings on of a local Sheffield Brothel ran by women, went on to win the South West Graduate Photography Prize that year. The project delved into the lives of the female sex workers and managers of the brothel, bringing to light an often concealed subject. 

Her practice has since explored more unconventional themes with the project 'Mascara Queen' (2021). This project centers around Gaëlle, a 22-year-old diagnosed with Alopecia Areata during her late teens. Through portraiture, the project delves into Gaëlle's relationship with hair loss, a commonly associated aspect of femininity, and the challenges it poses for a young woman navigating early adulthood. 

Lily’s work has been recognised in the British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain Award having been selected as a winner in 2023 and 2022. 

Lily is available for commissions and assisting work. 

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BA (Hons) Photography, Bath Spa University (First Class).  


Fotonow CIC (2019) 




2022 Miniclick, Headrow House, Leeds. 


2023 Portrait of Britain Vol 6, Bluecoat Press.

2022 Portrait of Britain Vol 5, Hoxton Mini Press. 

2021 Portrait of Britain Vol 4, Hoxton Mini Press. 

2020 There There Was Us, AND 2020.

2019 Loupe Magazine, Issue 10, National Identity.

2019 Photograd Zine, PGZ2019.


2023 BJP Portrait of Britain - Winner. 

2022 BJP Portrait of Britain - Winner. 

2019 Fotonow, South West Graduate Photography Prize - Winner. 


2022 Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. 

2021 BJP Portrait of Britain. 


2023 Lily Miles (Solo Exhibition) WhiP, Brighton. 

2021 Mass Energy  Zine and Exhibition Launch Night, Bibliotecha, London. 

2020 Photography Now, The Brick Lane Gallery, London.  

2019 South West Graduate Photography Prize, The Old Truman Brewery, Fotonow, London.

2019 Cream 2019, University of Brighton, Crane Kalman Gallery, Brighton.

2019 FORM, Graduate Exhibition, Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London.

2019 Degree Show, Bath School of Art and Design.

2019 Interim Exhibition, Walcot Chapel Arts Space, Bath.

2018 Object Figure Space, Group Exhibition, Walcot Chapel, Bath.

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