Debbie Naylor (b.1971) is a Documentary Photographer and Lecturer with over thirty years experience of practising, sharing and developing design and photographic practice working across the creative industries and the education sector. 

Her love of photography evolved during a long career as a Graphic Designer and quickly became the focus of her future. Initially in the shape of a much loved hobby it slowly matured via many local courses and concluding in a BA (First Class) Honours Degree at the University of Westminster. 

Practising her photography within the editorial and documentary genre, Naylor’s work explores concepts of memory and identity within a current contemporary landscape. Most recently exhibited in London, Switzerland and Lithuania and as part of theBrighton Photo Fringe, 2012 and the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery. 

Naylor’s passion and enthusiasm for education has seen her parallel vocation of supporting young people in photography across a range of photographic courses. With the aim of sharing the creative, practical and technical knowledge to the next generation of photographers, Naylor is currently teaching part time as part of the Art & Design team at West Herts College, providing both pre-degree, undergraduate and short courses.

As well as this, Naylor is currently working towards completing a Masters Degree in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the University of Westminster, London.


Season of Photography Exhibition, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City, UK Sep 2019

Photobookshow Lithuania, NIDA International Photography Symposium,  Amber Gallery-Museum Lithuania, Sept 2019

MA Graduate Show, London Gallery West, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP, Oct 2019

That Was Now, MA Group Show, Ambika P3 Gallery, Marylebone Road, London, July 2019

The Project Space, Group Show, University of Westminster, Harrow, HA1 3TP,  March 2018

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize  (UK), National Portrait Gallery, London, November 2017 - February 2018

The Project Space, Group Show, University of Westminster, Harrow, HA1 3TP,  Oct 2017

Photobookshow Lithuania, Klaipedos Parodu Rumai, Didžioji Vandens g. 2, Klaipeda, Lithuania, Nov 2016

BrightonPhoto Fringe 2012, Uganda Stories and Other Studies, The Coachhouse, Brighton, Nov 2012

University of Westminster, Free Range graduation show, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, July 2012

Scratch the Surface, East Gallery, London, April 2012 

4th Annual Westphoto Photography Prize, Group show, Ambika P3 Gallery, Marylebone Road, London, 2010


Taylor Wessing National Portrait Prize  (UK) November 2017

Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards 2017

Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards 2016

Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards 2012


Forty Seven Christmases, March 2019

Good Night, God bless, June 2012

The Letterpress House, June 2010

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