Abbie Trayler-Smith

Welsh b. 1977Abbie Trayler-Smith grew up in South Wales before moving to London to study law at Kings College. While studying, she began taking photographs for the student newspaper. Completely self-taught, Abbie began working regularly as a photographer for the Daily Telegraph in 1998 after graduation and was given a full time contract in 2001.~She has completed a huge variety of assignments: from the final burial of Haile Selassie in Ethiopia to the forgotten war in Sudan, the famine crisis in Malawi and anniversaries in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and the Falkland Islands. She covered the tsunami and re-visited Banda Aceh one year and five years on. She reported on the conflict in Darfur, Sudan with the veteran journalist Bill Deedes.~

~Since September 2006, Abbie has been working as a freelancer for a wide variety of clients and devoting time to personal projects.

 

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    49 year old Anne sits outside on a London street. She...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    Anne spends many hours trying not to stare out the...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    A detail from the letter Anne recieved from the Home...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    43 year old Ngisti from Eritrea outside the house in...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    London's Hyde Park in late autumn.

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    Madelena arrived in the UK from Angola in August...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    A collection of religious cards in Hamid's home...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    A cheap tin of food heats on the stove in a squat in...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    34 year old Alain sits in the subway in Walthamstow,...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    The words 'consent' and 'freewill' are highlighted in...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    57 year old Geelaas, from Kirkuk in Iraqi Kurdistan,...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    A snow covered phone box in Highgate, North London....

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    28 year old Hamid from Iran sits at a bus stop in...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    Khosro, a failed asylum seeker from Iran, sometimes...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    43 year old Boni arrived in the UK in March 2005...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    A British Muslim woman walks past the graffiti image...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    Stormy skies over the Royal Artillery Hunt on...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    A pack of hounds tear into a fox during the last...

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    ITALY

    Veronika, a traveller from Argentina, relaxes on a...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    A vase of Ranunculus sits on the windowsill of a flat...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    A girl in fancy dress passes out on a bed at a house...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    A pink rubber duck sits in a bathroom of a flat on...

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    UNITED KINGDOM

    Former fashion designer Helen Storey. In 1997 she...

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    LEBANON

    Women gather to socialise along Beirut's popular...

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    IRAQ

    Gas flares at one of the many Gas and Oil Separation...

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    INDIA

    Men are able to be themselves at a Naz drop-in centre...

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    INDIA

    14 year old Sila is from the Bedia caste in the...

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    INDIA

    14 year old Nita is from the Bedia caste in the...

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    INDIA

    The walls of the tents and shacks of sex workers in...

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    YEMEN

    Ahlan, aged 9, moves through the streets of Al Ghorfa.

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    LEBANON

    Women gather to socialise along Beirut's popular...

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    RWANDA

    Bullet holes in the roof of the church of Nyamata,...

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    THAILAND

    13 year old Daliah Masae grieves over her murdered...

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    INDIA

    20 year old Meenakshi Diwan tends to maintenance...

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    MALI

    Children play beneath a solar-powered electric light...

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    MALI

    A sandstorm arrives at Lake Banzena. It has not...

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