Jane Hilton Biography & Contact Details

Jane Hilton

Profile & Biography

Jane is a photographer and filmmaker whose work brings to our attention the extraordinary realities of ordinary people's lives and is renowned for her work documenting American Culture, in particular the American West, which she has explored for the past twenty-five years.

Her monographs include "Dead Eagle Trail" (Schilt Pub, 2010) depicting the lifestyle of the twenty-first century cowboy; "Precious" (Schilt Pub, 2013) featuring intimate nude portraits of working girls in Nevada; and most recently "LA Gun Club" (self-published, 2016) exploring American Gun Culture with a collection of unique 'shot up' target posters.

Jane is fascinated by subjects that are legal but not socially acceptable. In 2000 she was commissioned by the BBC to make a series of ten documentary films about two brothels in Nevada; "Love for Sale", the only state in America where prostitution is legal. Most recently she has spent the last eight years filming the 'The Last Lion Tamer' following a family's fight to save their lifestyle as the government intends to ban all wild animals performing in circuses.

Jane lives and works in London and has exhibited internationally. She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2014 and most recently chosen as one of the 'Hundred Heroines' representing internationally the most inspirational women in Photography today. She has appeared in numerous major publications like The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine and FT Magazine. Her work is widely collected and exhibited with recent solo shows: "LA Gun Club", Eleven Gallery, London (2016); "American Cowboy", Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York (2015); "Jane Hilton's America", Schilt Gallery, Amsterdam (2014); and group shows "The Scarlett Muse", Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York (2016); "The Future Can Wait", Charlie Smith Gallery, London(2014); "Knock Knock", Jerwood Gallery, Hastings (2013).

Contact Information

Jane Hilton / Email

Eleven Gallery, London
Website / Email / Tel: +44 020 8408 1961

Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York
Website / Email / Tel: +1 212 315 2211


Solo Shows
2024 LA Gun Club - Palo Gallery, New York (Feb-Apr)
2021 For Better or for Worse - SOLARIS Gallery, St. Leonards-On-Sea (Jun-Sep)
2018 Digging His Heels In - Louboutin & RakesProgress, London (Dec-Jan)
2016 LA Gun Club - Eleven Fine Art & Photo London (May-Jun)
2015 American Cowboy - Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York (Jul-Sep)
2014 Jane Hilton's America - Schilt Gallery, Amsterdam (Apr-Oct)
2013 Precious - Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York (Jun-Jul)
2013 Precious - Eleven Fine Art, London (Apr-May)
2011 Dead Eagle Trail - Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York (May-Jul)
2010 Dead Eagle Trail - LUX Gallery, Amsterdam (Sep-Oct)
2010 Dead Eagle Trail - Crane Kalman Gallery, Brighton (Jul-Sep)
2010 Dead Eagle Trail & Book Launch - HOST Gallery, London (Apr-Jun)

Selected Group Shows
2024 Insta Me Baby - Kunst für Angeln, Germany (Apr-May)
2023 Northern Eye Festival - Colwyn Bay, Wales (Oct-Nov)
2023 Maison Palo - Palo Gallery NYC (Sep-Oct)
2023 Generations of Holocaust Survivors - Imperial War Museum North (Jan-Aug)
2022 Real Wild - Palo Gallery, NYC (Oct-Dec)
2022 City, Country, Connectivity - Kunst für Angeln, Germany (Oct-Dec)
2022 Holocaust Memorial Day - Unesco, Paris (January)
2022 Generations Portraits of Survivors - RPS House, Bristol (Jan-Mar)
2022 Coming Soon Nothing - Photo London, Somerset House (September)
2022 City, Country, Connectivity - Kunst für Angeln, Germany (Oct-Dec)
2021 Love & Pride - Trinity Townhouse, Hastings (Aug-Sep)
2021 Hundred Heroines Object Artefact - Grange Museum, Rottingdean (November)
2021 Generations of Holocaust Survivors - Imperial War Museum (Aug-Jan)
2021 Drag Queen Cowboys - Photo London, Somerset House (September)
2020 Valentines - Paul Smith Gallery, Albemarle Street, London W1 (Feb-Mar)
2019 Color of Light: Fifteen years of Nailya Alexander Gallery (May-Jul)
2019 Nevada - Photo London, Somerset House (May)
2019 209 Women - Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool (Feb-Apr)
2018 209 Women - Houses of Parliament, London (Dec-Feb)
2018 All Lit Up - Photo North Festival, Harrogate (Nov)
2018 We Feed the World - Bargehouse Gallery, Oxo Tower, London (Oct)
2018 Contaminated Desert - Photo London, Somerset House (May)
2017 Twenty-five Years of Americana - Photo London, Somerset House (Apr)
2016 RPS - Magic Gallery, London (Apr-Jul)
2016 The Scarlett Muse - Daniel Cooney NYC (March)
2015 Eleven Fine Art Anniversary Show - Eleven Gallery, London (Oct-Nov)
2015 American Cowboy - Photo London (May)
2014 Christmas Salon - Eleven Fine Art, London (Dec-Jan)
2014 The Future Can Wait - Charlie Smith Gallery at Frieze Art Fair, London (Oct)
2014 From the Road Again - Eleven Fine Art, London (Apr-Jun)
2013 Christmas Salon - Eleven Fine Art, London (Dec-Jan)
2013 All Lit Up - Photo Art Fair, London (May)
2013 Knock Knock - Jerwood Gallery, Hastings (Jan)
2012 Christmas Salon - Eleven Fine Art, London (Dec-Jan)
2012 All That I Am - Departure Lounge Gallery, Luton, UK (Jul-Oct)
2012 From the Road - Eleven Fine Art, London (Jan-Mar)
2011 Elusive - Camberwell Space, London (Feb-Mar)
2010 Pieces of a Song - HOST Gallery, London (Nov-Dec)
2010 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize - The Art Gallery, Walsall
2009 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize - NPG Gallery, London
2006 Desert Images - 'Midnight Cactus', Whitelys, London
2003 The Desert - Love for Sale - The Other Cinema, Soho, London
2002 Urban Visions - Flowers East, London
2001 The Magic Hour (Art and Las Vegas) - Neue Gallery, Graz, Austria
2000 Crush - Hoax Gallery, London
1999 Hoax - Hoax Gallery, London
1999 Primervera Fotographica - Portugal
1998 The Whole Year Inn - The Agency of Contemporary Art, London
1996 America -The Association Gallery, London