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London College of Communication

Jocelyn Bain Hogg

Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
London College of Communication
Jocelyn  Bain Hogg


Jocelyn Bain Hogg is Senior Lecturer on BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography and is an internationally-exhibited photographer and author.

Jocelyn began his career as a unit photographer on movie sets. He shot publicity for the BBC, photographed fashion and now works on documentary projects and commercial and editorial assignments.

Jocelyn’s editorial work features in Vanity Fair, The Sunday Times, The New Yorker,, Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Lui, Marie Claire, Stern, GQ, Esquire, Le Monde, Cahiers du Cinema, L’Espresso and La Repubblica, amongst others. He has photographed commercially for clients including Jameson, Ibiza Rocks, Kaiser Chiefs, Nokia, Sony, Ikea, Vodafone, O’Neill’s, English Heritage, Adidas, The Post Office, and Mulberry.

Jocelyn is the author of five photographic books to date. His first, The Firm, won international acclaim for its intimate view of London’s organised crime world – garnering the prestigious Lead Award for portraiture (2003 Germany). The Firm has been exhibited internationally, most recently at the Pobeda Gallery in Moscow where a TV documentary about him was aired on Russian television for the ‘Stories in Details’ Arts series.

His second book, Idols + Believers, an intensive journey into the nature of fame and today’s celebrity culture, was published in 2006 with a touring exhibition shown in London, Paris, New York and Miami. A third book, Pleasure Island, looking at the pursuit of pleasure, rock and roll and dance culture in Ibiza, was published in 2008 with an exhibition at The Printspace in London in 2008 and remains on the walls in the Ibiza Rocks Hotel.

The Family, a ten-year-on update from The Firm, was premiered as an exhibition at the Visa Pour L'Image festival in Perpignan, France in September 2011, and is touring globally as an exhibition with the accompanying photographic book. His most recent book, A British Entertainment, which looks at the British class system at both public and private events throughout today’s ‘Season’, was released in May 2012.

In 2008 Jocelyn was commissioned by Sky News to document the issues surrounding British youth for an extensive essay for Sky News Online and an exhibition at City Hall in London. He is presently continuing this work for Sea Change, a major project started in 2013 documenting youth across Europe, involving an international roster of photographers for which he is photo-director.

An ongoing project, Muse (photographed over the last fifteen years), is a series of close-up photographs of his friends, family and partner – depicting an honest, intimate and personal insight into femininity. Muse has so far been exhibited at the Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff, Wales and at Fotopub in Novo Mesto, Slovenia and is due for publication in book form in 2016.

Jocelyn is also working on a trilogy of London stories starting with an innovative book project, Tired of London, Tired of Life. A collaboration between three artists of different creative disciplines, his photographs collude with artist Paul Davis’ drawings and designer Mark Watkins' vision. The second is a set of portraits in London’s Soho provisionally entitled Last Orders. The third, The KPH, is a project about the final months of a London pub, and the impact to the local community because of the imminent danger of closure due to the current trend of developers buying such properties in the city. All three are scheduled for publication in 2016/17.

Jocelyn was a juror on the 2013 World Press, the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards and is a jury member for the Hungarian Press Association Awards in January 2016. He is a member of the VII Photo Agency.

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