Illustrators / Photographers / Etc.
Colin Backhouse is a former professional rugby player and has been working in illustration for around 30 years. He lives in Leeds.
Peter Bailey was born in India. He studied art at Brighton Art School and went on to run the illustration department at Liverpool Art School.
Harry Baker was fruit officer for many years at the Royal Horticultural Society and is one of Britain's foremost authorities on apple growing.
Christina Balit was born in Manchester but grew up in the Middle East. She studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and also attended Morley Theatre School and Questors Theatre School. She has exhibited widely and is also a playwright. Her books have won several nominations, commendations and a shortlist place for the Kate Greenway Medal. Kingdom of the Sun (written by Jaqueline Mitton), won the 2002 English Association Award for non-fiction. .....
Jan Barger Cohen has illustrated many children's picture books.
Paul Barker was born in Yorkshire and still lives there. He is an architectural and landscape photographer working extensively for Country Life and English Heritage.
Alison Bartlett writes and illustrates children's books for major publishers in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. She lives in Bath with her son Joel and two Jack Russell terriers.
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Jill Barton has always loved drawing and children’s books, but didn’t pursue this passion as a career for many years. At the age of 44, having married and brought up three children, Jill enrolled on a degree in illustration. She graduated in 1988 and hasn’t looked back since. Jill has illustrated many bestselling books for children and received numerous awards for her work. She now has five grandchildren, and lives and works in Devon, England.
Stephen Batchelor is a Buddhist teacher and the author of many books including the best-selling Buddhism Without Beliefs. He has been taking photographs throughout the world for the past 30 years.
Helen Bate is an exciting and versatile illustrator, who previously qualified as an architect. Her work for Frances Lincoln includes the Purple Class stories by Sean Taylor and Sita, Snake-Queen of Speed by Franzeska Ewart. She is also the publisher of Pictures to Share, a series of illustrated books for people with dementia. Her picture book ABC UK by James Dunn was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. .....
Pauline Baynes drew the original line illustrations for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and C.S. Lewis's The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Her portrayals of Middle Earth and Narnia helped transform the books into towering classics, which, in 2000, were voted Book of the Millennium and Children's Book of the Millennium respectively by the Library Association. She illustrated all Tolkien's other books during his lifetime and after his death was commissioned to illustrate Bilbo's Last Song.
Rosalind Beardshaw has been illustrating for over 10 years. “I grew up in Sheffield,” she says. “Thanks to creative parents I was encouraged to draw (and use fuzzy felt!) and was taken to art galleries on rainy Saturday afternoons.My favourite subject at school was Art so it was an easy decision to become an artist.” Rosalind gained a degree at Manchester Polytechnic and began work designing greetings cards and giftwrap, then slowly moved into book illustration. .....
Rob Beighton is one of the foremost photographers of wilderness and landscape subjects. He divides his time between the west of Ireland, New Zealand and Cornwall. His other books for Frances Lincoln are Best Walks in Ireland (ISBN 9780711224209) and A Year in the Life of North Cornwall (ISBN 9780711228795).
Joško Belamarić, art historian and director of the Conservation Department of the Ministry of Culture at Split since 1992, is the author of books, studies and papers on art of the later antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Dalmatia. He has held the post of Professor in Iconology at the University of Zadar since 1985 and travels widely as a lecturer. For his scholarly and professional work, he has received several prestigious prizes and awards.
Primrose Bell is a photographer and journalist with a second life and home in Italy.
Photojournalist and stylist Nally Bellati was born in Italy and raised in England. She has contributed photographs and features to all major Italian magazines as well as by-lined columns in Harper's Bazaar Uomo and L'Uomo Vogue. Her book New Italian Design was translated into four languages. She lives in Venice.
IAN BENFOLD HAYWooD studied Fine Art at the Nottingham School of Art and Design and Illustration at the North Wales School of Art & Design. He has painted in Spain, worked as a community artist and been an art teacher, been marketing manager for a Japanese company and established his own business supplying components to the major audio-logical manufacturers in Europe – as well as illustrating a number of children's books. .....
Jenny Bent's family live in Jamaica, but she has her home near London. Jenny began working as an illustrator after graduating from Harrow Art College. She has written and illustrated several books. She lectures in art and design and in 1992, she travelled to Nigeria on British Council bursary to hold children's book illustration workshops.
Hans Dietrich Beyer, born in Berlin in 1955, studied history and archaeology. He has worked as a professional photographer for the past 20 years. His regular commissioners include The State Museums of Berlin (Pergamon Museum), Museum 'Topography of Terror' Berlin (former SS-Headquarters), Jewish Community of Berlin, Touro University New York/Berlin and many other public institutions.
Caroline Binch's illustrations for Hue Boy, written by Rita Phillips Mitchell, won the Smarties Prize. She illustrated the bestselling story Amazing Grace and several other Grace stories by Mary Hoffman. Gregory Cool, which Caroline wrote and illustrated, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and her Since Dad Left won the United Kingdom Book Award in 1998.
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Marcus Binney CBE is Architecture Correspondent to the Times of London and founder and President of SAVE Britain's Heritage. He is also co-presenter of the 39-part TV series Great Houses of Europe. He has written frequently on country houses from Portugal to Poland. His other title for Frances Lincoln is Croatia (ISBN 9780711229211). He lives in Jersey.
Bill Birkett is one of Britain's foremost mountain writers and photographers. Photography, climbing and walking have been his lifelong passions. He first started exploring the mountains with his father Jim Birkett, a leading climber and naturalist. Twice a winner of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild BEST OUTDOOR BOOK for his A Year in the Life of the Duddon Valley. and A Year in the Life of Langdale Valley, Bill is also the author of photographic portaits of Borrowdale and Glencoe and Scafell - Portrait of a Mountain. .....
Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved illustrators of our time, and his books with a wide range of authors, including Joan Aiken, Russell Hoban, Michael Rosen and Roald Dahl, have been treasured by generations of children throughout the world. In 1999 he became the first Children's Laureate. In 2005 he was awarded a CBE.
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Erik Blegvad is the distinguished illustrator of more than a hundred books for children. Some of his published credits include Kitty and Mr. Kipling: Neighbors in Vermont; The Young Hans Christian Andersen; Anna Banana and Me; and Hurry, Hurry, Mary Dear. He divides his time between London and Vermont.
Richard Bloom has an intense interest in plant photography, with dramatic, detailed close-ups his specialty. His pictures have been widely published.
Suzanne Bloom in her own words: I come from cowboys and I come from Queens. Let me explain. My grandfather's saddle was stored in the basement of our house in Portland, Oregon. I remember its leather smell and how it creaked when I straddled it – and his cowboy boots… My dad's job took us east when I was five, and we lived in a hotel in New York City, almost like Eloise, until we moved to a garden apartment in Queens. .....
The work of photographer Mark Bolton has been published in most of the high-quality lifestyle and garden/home magazines in Europe and he has been principal photographer for a number of books. He lives in Bristol.
Dama has three sons and a daughter and her own small shop on the roadside between Yabelo and Mega in Ethiopia.
Clive Boursnell is a renowned photographer of architecture, gardens, landscapes and, above all, people. He turned to photography as the culmination of a career which included classical ballet and working as a woodsman, a farmhand, a miner and prospector and a mountaineer. He lives in London.
Derry Brabbs is regarded as one of England's finest photographers within the sphere of heritage and landscape, with over 20 illustrated books to his credit. His stunning colour photographs for the worldwide best-seller James Herriot's Yorkshire contributed to its success. He is the author of several beautifully photographed titles celebrating England's landscape and architectural legacy. Derry lives in Harrogate. .....
Francesca Bregoli received her PhD in History at the University of Pennsylvania, with a dissertation entitled 'Mediterranean Enlightenment: Jewish Acculturation in Livorno, 1737–1790' (2007). She received a Laurea in Oriental Languages from the University of Venice, Italy (1998) and a Masters in Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (2001). Her research interests include early modern cultural history, Jewish-Christian relations, and the history of the book. .....
Lorette Broekstra is the author/ illustrator of the successful Baby Bear series of picture books published by Lothian, which have sold in excess of 190,000 copies around the world. She lived in the Netherlands for eight years, where she worked as a freelance illustrator, before returning to Australia in 1996. As a mother to two young children, she developed an interest in children's literature and was inspired by her daughter's teddy bear to create her first children's book. .....
Ron Brooks is a picture book artist with a career spanning over 35 years. His previous books include The Bunyip of Berkeleys Creek, Aranea, John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat and Motor Bill and the Lovely Caroline by Jenny Wagner; the Honey and Bear books by Ursula Dubosarsky; the Henry books by Margaret Perversi; Old Pig and Fox by Margaret Wild. He lives in Tasmania.
Marc Brown is best known as the creator of US smash sensation Arthur the Aardvark, star of many picture books and a five-time Emmy Award-winning TV show.
Palmer Brown (1920-2012) was born in Chicago and attended Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author and illustrator of five books for children, including Beyond the Pawpaw Trees and its sequel, The Silver Nutmeg; Cheerful; and Hickory-all forthcoming from The New York Review Children's Collection.
Eileen Browne worked as a school teacher and youth worker before becoming an author and illustrator. Her best known books are Handa's Surprise , Handa's Hen and No Problem . Handa's Surprise and No Problem were both shortlisted for awards.
Mark Burgess has written and illustrated over 40 books and illustrated a further 40 by other authors. He lives in Taunton, Somerset.
MARIE BURLINGTON illustrated Trouble for Tuffy in the O'Brien FLYERS series. Helpful Hannah was the first book she both wrote and illustrated herself. Marie is also the author and illustrator of Dear Me!
Adam Burton is a landscape photographer living in Hampshire. In 2007 he was named winner of the landscape category in the annual photographic awards of Wanderlust Magazine.
Stephen Butler trained at Bath Academy of Arts. He now works as a freelance illustrator and tutor in Art and Design at Tower Hamlets College. He lives in London.
Bob Byrne is a comic book artist and designer who lives in Dublin. His comics have appeared in dozens of publications throughout the world.
Robots Don't Cry! is his first book for children.
Matthew Byrne has photographed churches in every county of England and has published illustrated articles on the subject in a number of magazines. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1988 for his work in architectural photography.