Documentary, Portrait, Travel, People
Portrait and Documentary Photographer Tori Ferenc’s journey behind the lens began at high school in her native Poland. Her fascination with constantly photographing everything frustrated her teachers, but it was a desire she could not escape. After making the “sensible” choice of graduating from university with a BA in English and Afrikaans, Tori’s passion for photography persisted, and she moved to London to pursue her dream.
Exploring themes of identity, community and parenthood, Tori’s distinctive style found its voice with self-directed exploration and experimentation with street photography. She gravitates toward documenting marginalised communities worldwide, from Orthodox Jews in North London to Irish travellers at horse fairs and Romani bands in Serbia.
Tori’s fearless approach to her personal projects has been recognised in publications like The Guardian, It’s Nice That, AnOther, Vice Poland, i-D, Vice, Trip Magazine, and Vogue Italia. Her editorial and commercial collaborations include Adidas, The New York Times, Nike, Cardhu Whisky, Washington Post, Financial Times, The Telegraph, Time and Bloomberg.
Her work has been shown at the Royal Photographic Society, Portrait Salon, International Exhibition and the Palm* Photo Prize. She has been twice shortlisted for the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Awards, and her 2021 project, In Waiting, exploring her own motherhood, was a part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize exhibition.