AboutTom Hunter won the John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award in 1998. In 2006 he was the first artist to have a photography show at the National Gallery, London. He has also been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society in their Annual Awards for 2010.
Tom currently lives and works in London. His work documents the lives of the people of east London, and highlights the issues facing them and their communities. As Hunter says of his subjects, "I really wanted to show that the subjects I was dealing with were as important as the rich and famous people, in the same way as Vermeer."
He has exhibited work both nationally and internationally, in solo and group shows and is also a Senior Research Fellow of the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.