List of photobooks by Arthur, Olivia

Olivia Arthur (born 1980) is a British documentary photographer, based in London. She studied mathematics at Oxford University and photojournalism at the London College of Printing. Her work focuses on women and the East-West cultural divide.
Photo: ©Olivia Arthur

Olivia Arthur (born 1980) is a British documentary photographer, based in London. She studied mathematics at Oxford University and photojournalism at the London College of Printing. Her work focuses on women and the East-West cultural divide.
Photo: ©Olivia Arthur


She began working as a photographer in 2003 after moving to Delhi and was based in India for two and a half years. 


In 2006 she left for Italy to take up a one-year residency with communications research center Fabrica, during which she began working on a series about women and the East-West cultural divide. This work has taken her to the border between Europe and Asia, Iran and Saudi Arabia.


Her first book Jeddah Diary (2013) about young women in Saudi Arabia was published in 2012. In 2013 she completed an Artist Residency with Cuadro Gallery in Dubai.


Her second book Stranger (2015) views Dubai through the eyes of the survivor of a shipwreck.


She has received support from the Inge Morath Award,  the National Media Museum, OjodePez Photo Espana Award for Human Values.  In 2010 she Received the Vic Odden Award from the Royal Photographic Society. In 2008 she joined Magnum Photos as a nominee and in 2013 she became a full member.


In 2010 she co-founded Fishbar, a space for photography in London with Philipp Ebeling.

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  • Publisher's presentation : "On 8th April 1961 the MV Dara, a ship carrying passengers between India, Pakistan and the Gulf, sank just off the port of Dubai. An estimated 238 people lost their lives. Some bodies were never found and relatives of the missing continue to this day to search for their loved ones. Stranger, Olivia Arthur's photobook, imagines a...

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    .Last 2 copies. Jeddah Diary is a journey inside the community of a group of young female friends in Saudi Arabia. Olivia Arthur won access into what she calls a "women-bubble" (from which men are excluded). She tells us the story of these women stuck between the over-protection of luxury and profusion (where liberties do exist, among women) and the life...

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