Bex Day is a photographer and director from London.
After working as a photo assistant for Ryan McGinley during her time in New York, Day returned to London to become photo editor of PYLOT Magazine, an all-analogue fashion and arts publication with an ethos for zero beauty retouching. This laid the foundation for her own practice, which focuses predominantly on the themes of gender, identity, diversity and freedom of choice.
Day has lectured about her work at Nicer Tuesdays (It’s Nice That), Cambridge University, The Hepworth Gallery, and the Vogue Italia ‘The Female Gaze’ 2016 and Masculinity Now 2018 exhibition. She has also displayed some of her work, and was nominated, for the Magnum Graduate Award 2016, C/O Berlin Talent Award 2020, This is Gender 2020, Wolf Suschitzky Prize 2021, Royal Photographic Society IPE 163 Shortlist 2021 and British Journal of Photography Portrait of Humanity Shortlist 2021. She recently won The Agent Awards 2022.
In April 2019, Day completed her first solo exhibition and film called Hen at Herrick Gallery, London, which was centred around the older transgender and non-binary communities in the UK. It was featured on BBC Breakfast, Channel 4 News, Vogue Italia, Twin, Vice, i-D, It’s Nice That, Refinery29, Buzzfeed’s ‘Photo Stories That Challenge Your View Of The World’, 10 Magazine, Dazed and Confused, and AnOther
In July 2022, Day displayed her series and film Children of Covid, at Offshoot Gallery London. The series explored the impact of the pandemic on children ages 4 - 13. Channel 4 created a micro-documentary based on the series, as well as being featured by Wallpaper, AnOther, The Sunday Times Magazine, Vogue Italia, Royal Photographic Society and The British Journal of Photography to name a few.
Her selected editorial and commercial clients include Adidas, Adobe, AnOther Magazine, Apple, Bodyform, Burberry, Dazed and Confused, The Face, Fendi, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D (UK/DE), Levi’s, Louis Vuitton, The New York Times, Stella McCartney, Swarovski, Vogue Mexico, Vogue Italia, and Wallpaper.
2022 The Agents Award Winner
2021 British Journal of Photography - Portrait of Humanity Shortlist
2021 Royal Photographic Society - IPE 163 Shortlist
2021 Wolf Suschitzky Prize - Shortlist
2020 This is Gender - Shortlist
2020 British Journal of Photography - CALM Shortlist
2019 C/O Berlin Talent Award Shortlist
2016 Magnum Graduate Award Shortlist
June 2022 - Royal Photographic Society
June 2020 - The British Journal of Photography, London
May 2019 - Nicer Tuesdays, It’s Nice That, London
April 2019 - Hen Panel Discussion, Herrick Gallery, London
February 2019 - Gender Fluidity Panel Discussion, Mina Raven, London
November 2016 - Vogue Italia, Base Milano
October 2016 - Recylart, Brussels
June 2016 - The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
January 2016 - Cambridge University
June 2021 - Royal Photographic Society IPE 163
July 2021 - Children of Covid, Off Shoot Gallery
November 2019 - All That Man Is – Fashion and Masculinity Now, Vogue Italia
October 2019 - 209 Women, Houses of Parliament
April 2019 - Hen, solo show, Herrick Gallery
November 2016 - Vogue Italia 'The Female Gaze'
The British Journal of Photography - October 2020
It’s Nice That - June 2020
London-based photographer Bex Day took to the Nicer Tuesdays stage to recall the process of making Hen, her series documenting those who are members of the trans community, and over 40 years old. Nicer Tuesdays is a monthly event curated by It's Nice That bringing together a selection of speakers for short, sharp insights on new and timely projects.