Polly Alderton is a British photographer. Her work is largely portrait based and is centred around The Family Album under the premise of, 'Show Don't Tell.' She is interested in examining class in the UK, her position within the system having been low born herself.
She studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art and Central St. Martins.
She has been published in The Sunday Times, The Observer, Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience, Portrait of Britain vol.1 & vol..3. ID magazine, British Journal of Photography and Sudetenduetsche Zeitung. She produced a short film for VSCO.
In 2019 she was awarded the Firstsite Project Bursary to build on her independent project, Burning House.
She works as a stills photographer with the BBC, notably photographing David Attenborough in Climate Change: The Facts. Mary Beard, and working with Martin Parr on a series of idents for BBC One.
Polly has a publication with Setanta Books, the ninth publication from the bi-monthly series featuring the work of unpublished or emerging artists.