Eileen Perrier is a portrait photographer whose work is influenced by a diverse range of portraiture histories. From a dual Dominican and Ghanaian background, ideas of placement, cultural identity, and diversity feature heavily in her personal projects, with her earlier work drawing on traditional African portraiture. In these works, Eileen focuses on creating colourful images that directly contrast the black and white images of poverty that frequently portray Africa in mainstream media.
Throughout her career Eileen has continued to push the boundaries of portrait photography, from using Victorian portrait techniques to taking photos on her phone of sitters she encounters in her day to day life for her Mobile Portraits series. Eileen is currently a senior lecturer at the Westminster School of Arts.