Eileen Perrier (b. London, 1974) is an acclaimed photographer whose work typically focuses on portraiture. From a Dominican and Ghanaian background, her work explores her dual heritage by questioning cultural identity and diversity.
Eileen’s earlier work draws on traditional African portraiture. In these works, she focuses on creating colourful images that directly contrast the black and white images of poverty associated with Africa in mainstream media. Instead, Eileen’s work conveys the vibrancy she encountered during her first visit to Ghana.
Throughout her career Eileen has continued to push the boundaries of portrait photography; her ongoing Mobile Portraits series utilises Victorian portrait techniques for images taken using a mobile phone.
Eileen is currently a senior lecturer at the Westminster School of Art.