LONDON – Campbell Addy, the photographer, director and publisher, will receive the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards, which occur Dec. 4 at Royal Albert Hall in London.
Born and raised in South London, and a graduate of Central Saint Martins, Addy has worked for publications including Dazed, i-D, Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal. He has photographed figures including Beyoncé, Edward Enninful, FKA Twigs, Naomi Campbell and Tyler, the Creator.
He was named one in every of the Recent Wave: Creative talents at The Fashion Awards in 2018 and 2019, and his work has been exhibited in galleries worldwide.
In 2016, Addy launched two platforms, Nii Journal, an arts and culture publication, and Nii Agency, a modelling and casting agency. Addy has said that each aim to showcase “under-represented faces.”
Most recently, Addy worked with 180 Studios to create his first solo exhibition, “I (Heart) Campbell,” which featured 36 original pieces, including images, paintings and a brief film shot in Ghana.
Caroline Rush, chief executive officer of the British Fashion Council, described Addy as “a world leading visionary who wholeheartedly dedicates himself to championing and spotlighting those from under-represented and marginalized backgrounds. Through his progressive and fearless work, Addy has reshaped the perceptions of beauty and magnificence within the industry and brought diversity and inclusion to the forefront.”
Addy said he believes “it’s imperative that our industry is ceaselessly changing and ceaselessly moving, and awarding someone like me is a logo of a vibrant future for the style industry. I wouldn’t be here without my wonderful community and diverse incredible collaborators. I’ve strived to create work that enables people to be seen, and that celebrates the true fantastic thing about diversity. I hope to have the option to proceed to vary minds and create latest worlds.”
The Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator is supposed to acknowledge innovators and creatives in fashion who’ve helped to vary the style landscape. Previous winners include Ib Kamara, Katie Grand, Amanda Harlech, Mert & Marcus, Nick Knight, Pat McGrath, Louise Wilson and Sam McKnight.
The Fashion Awards is the first fundraiser of the BFC Foundation, which goals to support the longer term growth and success of the British fashion industry by specializing in education, grant-giving and business mentoring.