Natalie Lennard (b. 1986) is a fine-art and commercial photographer whose work has been exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery and Houses of Parliament, featured by the BBC, El Pais and NY Arts, and whose commercial clients include Nikon, HTC and Guo Pei. Twice named Saatchi Art's One to Watch, her evocative surrealistic fashion pieces have become globally prolific with luxury venues, and spotlighted in Saatchi Art’s ‘Invest in Art’ 2018 and ‘Refuse to be the Muse’ reports on the growing power of women in photography.

'Birth Undisturbed' is Lennard's first major project to focus on a biosocial topic, with documentary video accompaniment, striving to combine the rawness of childbirth into the art world and Western consciousness in an unprecedented way. Depicting births of icons from the Virgin Mary to Calamity Jane and the Queen, partly inspired by the artist's own experience of motherhood and birth, the series' timeliness is ever more appropriate in a global maternity crisis by highlighting key figureheads and writers from the realm of essential birth philosophy. To date, Birth Undisturbed has won multiple awards for its images and filmmaking, been featured by major newspapers globally and at key conferences in London, Europe and US.


Natalie Lennard (b . 1986)
London, UK


2005-8: BA (Joint Hons) English and Media, University of Sussex, England


Child Undisturbed 'The Free Child' selected for London Shorts

Aesthetica Art Prize 2021, 'Call to Prayer' selected amongst 125 artists for publication in Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology: Future Now

Photographer of the Year 2020 (and Fine Art Category Winner) for Birth Undisturbed series, ND Awards

Aesthetica 2020 Short Film Festival, Artists' Film Official Selection (Call to Prayer)

Portrait of Humanity 2019, British Journal of Photography, Winner (Aquadural), 2019

 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Winner, 2018

Mother Art Prize, Procreate Project, Winner, 2018

Honourable Mention, Fine Art Category (Born of Calamity), Chromatic Awards, 2019

First Place, Nudes Category (Salle Sauvage), Chromatic Awards, 2018

Shortlisted for the Hopper Art Prize, 2018

Honourable Mention, IPA Lucie / International Photography Awards, 2018

Final 39 shortlist (Royal Blood) for the Kuala Lumpur Portrait Prize, 2018

Nominated for RPS Hundred Heroines, 2018

Selected for Young Masters' Art Prize Tour, 2017

Honourable mention & exhibition at Art of Photography Show, San Diego, 2010

30 under 30 Women Photographers, Winner, 2010

Selected for Shots Magazine, May 2009

One Eyeland Awards 2020
Digital Camera Photographer of the Year, London 2010
Nikon I Am Photographer Awards, Tallinn, 2016
SE Center for Photography, North Carolina, Self-Portrait category, 2016


Birth Undisturbed Solo Show, S&P Gallery, Kensington London, July 2022

Her Story: Contemporary Female Artists Worldwide, Hamptons Virtual Art Fair, Gallery 1202, Aug/Sep 2020

Photo LA, Virtual Art Fair, Camp Gallery, July 2020

Photo LA Art Fair, Gallery 1202, Feb 2020

'Aquadural' as part of BJP Portrait of Humanity Winners at PhotoNOLA Festival, Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, USA, Nov 2019 – Jan 2020

Organ Vida International Photography Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, Sep 2019

Lagos Photo Festival, Nigeria, Oct - Nov 2019

National Centre For Photography in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, Nov 2019

'Aquadural' acquired by Birth Rites Collection, Kings College London (48 x 64cm)

Birth Undisturbed Series exhibited for 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards (Winner), Galerie Valid Photo, Barcelona, May 2019

'Aquadural' exhibited for Mother Art Prize's Finalists Show, Mimosa House London, 2-18 May 2019

'Salle Sauvage' shown at exhibition Accouche! Histoires de la Naissance (Birth Stories) at Free University of Brussels, 19 February 2019

'Royal Blood' exhibited at Whitebox Gallery, Kuala Lumpar Portrait Prize Shortlist Show, September 2018

Solo exhibit Twelve Women in Academia at Houses of Parliament, 16th - 19th January 2017

Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde Museum Stockholm, Sweden, Sep 2016 - Jan 2017

Saatchi Gallery, Continental Shift by Saatchi Art, April 2014

101 Glimpses of Photo Vogue by Vogue Italia, Corso Como, Milan, Jul 2012

'Women: Inspire & Enterprise', Hospital Club, London, Mar 2012

Art of Photography Show San Diego, 2010

Photolounge Truman Brewery London, 2010

Solo show, Selected for Photo-Space curated by Alternative Arts London, 2010

David Weinberg Gallery Chicago, 2009

Buenos Aires Photo, Photo Miami & Estampa Fair, 2009, w/ Camara Oscura Galeria de Arte

Photo Miami, 2009 (w/ Camara Oscura)

Estampa fair, 2009 (w/ Camara Oscura)

Solo show, Camara Oscura Madrid, 2008


Official Selection in Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Screening of 'Call to Prayer', 3-8 November 2020

Speaker on panel Birth, Body and Performance, Visual & Performing Arts, Brunel University London, 5th June 2018

Speaker on Empowered Midwives, Empowered Women, University of Brighton Midwifery Society, 18th July 2018

Exhibition screening of Birth Undisturbed videos at From Birth to Health: Toward Sustainable Childbirth, Lisbon, 17-18 Sep 2018

Speaker 'Birth Undisturbed: The Story of Evan', at Women's Voices, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London, Oct 2017

Speaker 'The Telling of a Woman's Surreal Story', debut of 'The Whitechapel Woman' at Story Conference Carnival of Curiosity, Schermerhorn Symphony Centre, Nashville, Sep 2017

Speaker 'Victory Voyage, The Story of Evan' for IMUK (Independent Midwives UK) Eastwood House UK, Nottingham, Nov 2016

Speaker & judge at I Am Photographer Festival, Tallinn, Apr 2016

Photography Masters Conference Italy 2013

Norrlandsdagarna Sweden 2012

Keynote California Photo Festival 2012

Photokina 2010

Palm Springs Photo Festival 2010

Microsoft Pro Photo Summit & photowalks 2009

'Images' Le Hague Netherlands 2010

Art of Photography Show Lyceum Theatre San Diego, 2010


For visual press links on Birth Undisturbed series see Press

Maternal Art magazine, July 2020 (Piece on Birth Rites Collection featuring Aquadural)

Shutr Magazine, Holland, 10 page feature Birth Undisturbed, Dec 2019

Colossal, August 2019

BJP Portrait of Humanity, Hoxton Press book, image 'Aquadural' from Birth Undisturbed

RPS 100 Heroines, Heroinic Stories, Nov 2018

Telegraph Magazine, Dec 2018

BBC World News, Oct 2018

The Metro, Oct 2018

The Mail Online, Oct 2018

The Sun, Oct 2018

The Daily Beast, Mar 2018

LBC Radio, March 2018

Saatchi Art One to Watch 2017

BBC, Jun 2016

PLASTIK magazine 10-page interview, Nov 2015

Duzhe / Readers, China, April 2015, Cover feature

ELLE Thailand, 2014

Fahrenheit Mexico, 2014


Vogue Italia magazine, 2012

PHOTO+ (South Korea), Sep 2011, 10-page feature

The Guardian, 2011

Saatchi Art One to Watch, 2010

NY Arts, 2010

ALARM Chicago, 2010

Vanity Fair, 2009

The Metro, May 2009

American Photo, cover, May 2009

El Pais, 2008

BBC, 2007

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