Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

News from an editorial, corporate, portrait, reportage photographer. Based in Scotland, tel. +44-(0)7831-138817

December 7, 2018
by Admin

Nil Desperandum, portraits

Nil Desperandum – Don’t despair! The motto of the Bellahouston Harriers running club that I train with.

For the past few years I’ve been running with the club, based in Glasgow’s Southside and established way back in 1892 making it one of Scotland’s oldest running and athletics clubs. With a prestigious history, including Olympians, it’s become a welcome addition to my week and life. And nicely, being a photographer who runs, or a runner who photographs, I can help out the club by photographing a lot of  which benefits the club. I may not win them any running medals, but I can shoot some portraits and pictures which all help with raising the profile of the club!

I never imagined when I took up running what an impact it would have on me, and the multitude of benefits it brings, not just the ability to run a few hundred metres to catch a bus. Learning to be a ‘runner’, learning to be able to leave the house and knock out a 10km or half marathon run brings huge pleasure, and benefits to health and to mental health (important when for all but important for freelancers who can sometimes live in a bubble of their own profession). But the running also brings me mental fortitude which when times get tough, when the assignments slow down, or when you make a pitch for a big contract and then it passes by, then the ability to be tough, to stay the course and rebound strongly comes into play.

One of the other great benefits of joining the club has been the making of new friends and contacts, opening up of new conversations and experiences. Earlier this year I went with friends from the club for a drinking training weekend, and on the way back from a one mile time trial run on the Saturday afternoon I took the chance to shoot a few portraits of them against an old farm shed we passed. Proving true the old adage that the best camera you have is the one that you have on you.

For no other reason than getting some pics off my phone and laptop and onto the blog, and sharing some work from the past while, here are some iPhone-filtered portraits of my fellow Bellahouston Harrier runners. Nil desperandum.

October 9, 2018
by Admin



An exhibition of work from the @EverydayClimateChange Instagram feed is currently on show at Glasgow’s Trongate 103 Arts centre, next to Street Level Photoworks in the city. As well as being a contributing photographer to the group Instagram account, I’ve also curated and produced this exhibition showcasing the work of my fellow colleagues and the issues of climate change around the globe.

04 October – 04 November

103 Trongate, Glasgow City Centre G1 5HD.




EverydayClimateChange is a collective Instagram account involving 20 photographers from 6 continents, depicting causes and effects of, and solutions to, everyday climate change. This  exhibition brings the photographic works of 14 of the contributors off the renowned EverydayClimateChange Instagram feed onto the gallery walls. Includes panel images by Ashley Crowther (based in South Korea), Sima Diab (Syrian, based in Egypt), Georgina Goodwin (based in Kenya), James Whitlow Delano (USA / Lives in Tokyo, Japan), Matilde Gattoni (Italy), Nick Loomis (based in Senegal), Ed Kashi (USA), Suthep Kritsanavarin (Thailand), Mette Lampcov (Danish, based in USA), John Novis (England), Mark Peterson (USA), J.B. Russell (USA, based in France), Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert(Scotland), Elisabetta Zavoli (Italian, based in Indonesia).

@EverydayClimateChange on Instagram

More info on @EverydayClimateChange exhibitions 

The exhibition features as part of the Season of Change, a UK-wide programme of cultural responses celebrating the environment and inspiring urgent action on climate change. It commenced on 1st June and runs until 16 December, coinciding with the COP24 UN Climate Negotiations in Katowice, Poland. More info here.

Panel design and exhibition support by Yuko Hirono / Cabin 8 Design.


September 28, 2018
by Admin

Portrait of Magdalen

Earlier this summer, just after my year long Commonwealth photography assignment came to an end, I had the pleasure of visiting Magdalen College in Oxford, at their invitation, to work on a portrait project photographing the diversity of people who make the college what it is.

For a week I met the students, the office staff and scouts who keep the lodgings turning over, the professors, barman, porters, so many people, and with a keen eye for nosing around I made the use of my time to shoot the portraits in a variety of locations, unlocking dusty big heavy doors, and climbing little secret stairwells…

The portraits have gone on show this week in the Main Hall at Magdalen, hanging amongst the oil paintings of the great and good that have gone before, and beside those who take their seats at the Main Hall tables and who now make Magdalen what it is.

Many thanks to Calla, John, Rachel and Daryl for their invite (and these photos), and their incredible hospitality and generosity of enthusiasm during the project.



September 27, 2018
by Admin

New work

Some new commercial work I photographed recently for the UNICEF UK website, for their new campaign about air quality and the rights of children to have fresh air! It was great fun photographing this, the children enjoyed getting stuck into bubbles and wind musical instruments, and using various concepts to illustrate air and breathing. Great fun taking the pictures and nice to see them used so well by the client on such a worthy cause.


And one below, from a previous campaign for Rights Respecting Schools. This one photographed in Wales.


September 17, 2018
by Admin

Nelson Mandela in Glasgow

My images, shot in 1993, of Nelson Mandela in Glasgow receiving the Freedom of the City, are about to go on show at the Glasgow City Chambers, from 26th September through to the 1st of November.  The show has been made possible with the support of Street Level Photoworks.

From Street Level Photoworks: Award winning editorial photographer Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert was one of the photographers there that day, and these images are a record of that event. Previously published as a pocketbook by Cafe Royal Books, this is the first time these images have been seen in Glasgow.

“…It is a privilege to be a guest of this great City of Glasgow. It will always enjoy a distinguished place in the records of the international campaign against apartheid.

The people of Glasgow in 1981 were the first in the world to confer on me the Freedom of the City at a time when I and my comrades in the ANC were imprisoned on Robben Island serving life sentences, which in apartheid South Africa then meant imprisonment until death.

Whilst we were physically denied our Freedom in the country of our birth, a City, 6,000 miles away, and as renowned as Glasgow, refused to accept the legitimacy of the apartheid system, and declared us to be free. And in a real sense we were free, because however cruel the treatment meted out on us in prison, we never lost sight of the vision of a new South Africa as enshrined in our Freedom Charter. The City of Glasgow in granting us the Freedom of the City also took upon itself a very special obligation. It resolved to do everything possible to secure our freedom from the prisons of apartheid. It took up our plight in Britain and internationally. For example, the following year the Lord Provost co-ordinated a Declaration signed by over a thousand Mayors from 56 countries across the world which called for our freedom. Then in 1985 it joined with over 100 British local authorities in petitioning the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, to press for my release. Such initiatives were thankfully successful…”

– From Nelson Mandela’s speech, 9th October 1993.

Glasgow City Chambers
82 George St, Glasgow G2 1DU
Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 5pm