Emma Hardy Nicola Benedetti (b. 1987) 28 August 2006 © emma hardy


Born 1963
Nationality British

Hardy initially trained as an actress, studying drama at Bristol University from 1981 to 1983. However, in 2000, after several years in the industry, Hardy began a photography course at Suffolk College. Although not completing the degree due to an injury, she has gone on to become a respected photographer, working for publications such as the New York Times, Vanity Fair and Vogue. Her output is predominantly portrait based and she has stated: “My aim is to move people and stir thought (fullness)… I work with natural or available light and I try not to impose myself on my subjects – rather allowing them to fall into the natural grace of things.”