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About Sophie Howarth
Sophie Howarth stands in a darkened interior beside a window. She wears a denim outfit, is smililing and has her hands in her pockets.

Photograph by Lisa Haymes Photography

"My work is about reverence.
This is at the heart of my practice."

Sophie Howarth, during a 30-year career, specialised in commercial and rock & roll photography. She now makes her living as an exhibiting artist.

The key theme in Sophie's art is reverence - found in the environment, far-off-lands, festivals, and the everyday. 

A graduate of Sydney’s National Art School, her talent emerged during the heyday of Australia's rock music festival scene.

Sophie was the official photographer for the Big Day Out  (earning a coveted access-all-areas pass); toured Arnhem Land with legendary Aboriginal performers, Gurrumul Yunupingu and the Saltwater Band; and was a photographer for Rolling Stone Australia magazine.

Her rock & roll archive is an important document of Australian and international music culture (1992-2014) and featured in exhibitions such as UnpopularMuseum of Applied Arts and Sciences (2022-2023). 

A solo retrospective of Sophie's work, Behind the Lens with Sophie Howarth, curated by Glasshouse Gallery Port Macquarie (2021-2022), diarised and celebrated the anthology of imagery created by Sophie - telling individual stories, capturing experiences, culture, and land. It showcased;

Sophie's current research extends her interest in the enduring cultural traditions of Mongolia and India. 

Sophie offers a Masterclass to experienced photographers who want to fine-tune their live event skills. Subscribe for updates.  Click to download Sophie's CV.

Sophie's 2023 Charity Partner
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