Alys Tomlinson is a British photographer. She studied literature and communication before undertaking a training in photography. Alys pursues a career in editorial and advertising photography along with her personal projects.
In 2019 she publishes with GOST the photobook "Ex-Voto", based on her long-term project about pilgrimage and places of pilgrimage. This work brought her the « Photographer of the Year » award at the Sony World Photography Awards and it has been exhibited during the 2019 Rencontres d'Arles festival.
© Portrait by Mark Olivier taken from the artist's website
Presentation by GOST: "Ex-Voto is the culmination of a five-year photographic journey to Catholic pilgrimage sites in Ballyvourney, Ireland, Mount Grabarka, Poland, and Lourdes, France by award-winning photographer Alys Tomlinson. The book's title, Ex-Voto, refers to the physical offerings given in order to fulfil a vow— humble objects such as handmade...