How it all Started
Zena Holloway has photographed Olympians, sports personalities, singers and songwriters as well as newborn babies, indigenous peoples and creatures of all shapes and sizes; both marine and terrestrial. Born in Bahrain and raised between London and pretty much everywhere else in the world, she went on her first dive in England as a teenager. Charmed by the magic of the underwater world, she began experimenting with a camera and decided to chart her own course in an ultra-niche profession. Nobody showed her the ropes; she taught herself.
Connecting to Water
Her most recent projects, such as Seawomen and Cry Me a River, look at the deep emotional connection people have to oceans, lakes and waterways. Her images reflect darker emotions as well as feelings of happiness and calm that being near and around water can inspire. Zena lives on the outskirts of London with her husband and three young children in a converted Ministry of Defence underground torpedo-testing centre. When she’s not underwater taking pictures, she can often be found cycling with the kids to school through Bushy Park or outside feeding their Chalk Hill Blue hens.
“..her photographic story … is a journey to paradise, a return to nature” – Paris Match
Limited Editions are printed in London and available worldwide.
SELECTED SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS
2018 Museum of Moscow – Immersion, Russia*
2018 UpOn Walls – Fluid, Sweden *
2018 UpOn Walls – Vättern, Sweden
2018 Cheonan Arts Center Museum of Art, Korea *
2018 Yongin Art Center, Korea, waterbabes *
2018 508 Kings Road Gallery, London Seawomen
2018 Art Palm Beach, Florida Seawomen
2017 Scope Art Show, Miami Seawomen
2017 Bridgeman Gallery
2016 Musée de la Porte Doreé, Paris Swansong
2016 MBC, Daegu, South Korea *
2016 Cinema Center, Busan, South Korea *
2015 Changwon Cultural Foundation, South Korea *