Perry Ogden was born in Shropshire, England, grew up in London and now lives in Dublin, Ireland. His photographs have appeared in countless magazines worldwide including Italian Vogue, Luomo Vogue, British Vogue, W, the Face and Arena, and he has shot advertising campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Chloe and Calvin Klein. These have supplemented more personal projects including the PONY KIDS photographs, which were published by Jonathan Cape/Aperture in 1999.
His photographs of Francis Bacon’s studio, 7 REECE MEWS, were published by Thames and Hudson in 2001 and exhibited widely at galleries and museums including The Hugh Lane in Dublin, the Fondation Beyeler in Basle and the Fondation van Gogh in Arles. His first film PAVEE LACKEEN (The Traveller Girl) (2005) won numerous awards around the world including the Satyajit Ray award for Best First Film at the London Film Festival and the Irish Film & Television Award for Best Film.
Exhibitions since 2010 include: ‘Inspiration’ at the Sebastian Guinness Gallery, Dublin, a show of photographs which have inspired Perry alongside some of his own work; ‘Twenty’ at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), a group show celebrating the first twenty years of the museum; ‘Decade’ at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) a group show of recent acquisitions: and earlier this year the group show ‘Like a Horse’ at Fotografiska, Stockholm.
Perry's most recent book PADDY & LIAM about Traveller brothers Paddy and Liam Doran was published by IDEA Books in 2018. In 2019 Perry's 16 minute film FÍ made for the Design and Craft Council of Ireland was screened in Dublin, Paris, Tokyo and New York.
A film about Perry's work SKIN&SOUL: THE LIFE AND WORK OF PERRY OGDEN directed by Ciara Nic Chormaic premiered at the Dublin International Film Festival in March 2020 and was released in 2021 following further festival screenings.