About Me

Helen Grace Ventura Thompson is a passionate food and still life photographer. She loves to photograph food because it combines her two favourite things; food and photography.

After graduating with a First Class degree in BA (Hons) Photography - Editorial and Advertising from the University of Gloucestershire last year, she entered the Sony World Photography Awards of 2012, and was named Winner of the Fine Art Still Life category.

When she’s not writing about herself in the third person, Helen writes a blog on the history of food photography. Fascinated by the many disparate sources on the subject and encouraged by the 1st she was awarded for her dissertation “It isn’t a little subject – A history of food photography”, she has also had a series of articles published in 'The Foodie Bugle'

You can read her blog on the history of food photography here…


January 2013 - 'Home', Young Photographer's Alliance, Margaret Street Gallery, London
October 2012 - 'Dead Man Eating', Spier Secret Food Festival, Cape Town
September 2012 - ‘Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed 2012’, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
April 2012 - Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, London
May 2011 - 'Xposure', Apricot Gallery, The Rag Factory, London
March 2011- 'Glostonbury', Focus On Imaging, Birmingham NEC
Oct 2010 - 'Vision of Volunteering', Gardens Gallery, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham
April 2009 - ‘Converse’, Source Gallery, Shanghai