Louis Porter is a London based artist, photographer, researcher and educator in photographic processes. His work focusses on the circulation and recirculation of images, texts, ideas and the technologies of reproduction that enable this. Publishing and printed matter are an important part of his practice, via his own imprint Twenty Shelves, independent publishers and as a member of The Artists’ Books Cooperative.

His books and multiples are held in numerous artists’ books collections including those of Tate Modern, MoMa, the New York Centre for Book Arts, The Victoria and Albert Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum. He has undertaken residencies at the Zentrum Für Kunst und Urbanistik (Germany), Awagami paper Factory (Japan), Australian Archaeological Institute of Athens (Greece) and The Red Gate Gallery (China)

He is represented by Chiquita Room Gallery

National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum (UK)
New York Public Library (USA)
Fondation Jan Michalski, Montricher (CH)
Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Books Collection (USA)
Centre for Book Arts, New York (USA)
Tate Collection of Artists’ Books (UK)
CDLA, Centre des livres d'artistes (France)
Libros de Artista - Universidad Politécnica de Valéncia (Spain)
De Kunstenbibliotheek Ghent (Belgium)
PrintRoom Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Oslo National Academy for the Arts (Norway)
Hyundai Museum of Kids’ Books and Art - MOKA (Korea)
Reina Sofia Museum Art Library (Spain)
AAP, Munich (Archive Artist Publications) (Germany)
State Library of Victoria (Australia)
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (UK)
Peabody Essex Museum (USA)
The London Library (UK)
FRAC Centre for Art - Val de Loire (France)
New York Public Library Artists’ Books Collection (USA)
Awagami Art Collection (Japan)
Monash University Art Collection (Australia)
City of Yarra Art Collection (Australia)
City of Melbourne Art Collection (Australia)
The Bavarian State Library (Germany) 
Brotherhood of St. Laurence Art Collection (AUS)
The Booklet Library (Japan)
Asia Pacific Photobook Library (Australia)
Newsprint Photobook Archive (Germany)
Independent Photobook Library (USA)
The National Library of Australia (Australia)
State Library of Queensland Artists’ Books Collection (Australia)
Das Kunstbuch Archive (Austria)
Luma Foundation (France)
Coleccion Banco Sabadell (Spain)

2024 The Appearance of a Distance, Chiquita Room (Barcelona/Spain)
2024 Thump, Museum of Contemporary Art Busan (Busan, South Korea)
2024 Works on Paper, einBuchHaus (Berlin/Germany)
2023 The Catalogue of a Young Country Ladies Library, Terranova (Barcelona/Spain)
2023 Still Matter, Sap Space (Berlin/Germany)
2023 MIRROR: New views on photography, State Library of Victoria (Melbourne/Australia)
2023 RAID - Stolen Books (Lisbon/Portugal)
2023 ABC Office - Filet Gallery (London/UK) 
2023 Offset, CDLA, Centre des livres d'artistes (France)
2022 Search Engine - Biblioteca Pública Arús (Barcelona/Spain)
2022 Inexistent Books V - Aula46 (Barcelona/Spain)
2021 But These Forms Need to be Created - Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center (Ramallah/Palestine)
2021 SEND ME AN IMAGE: From Postcards to Social Media C/O Berlin (Berlin/Germany)
2020 Mise En Images - Chiquita Room  (Barcelona/Spain)
2019 On the Use of Novel Devices from the Distant West - Inebe Gallery (Tokushima/Japan)
2018 In Vivio - Noorderlicht International Photography Festival (Groningen/Netherlands)
2017 ABCEUM - FRAC Poitou-Charentes (Angoulême/France)
2017 Changing Face of Victoria - State Library of Victoria (Melbourne/Australia)
2017 Regarding Portraiture - Galerie Andreas Scmidt (Berlin/Germany)
2016 The Documentary Take - Centre For Contemporary Photography (Melbourne/Australia)
2016 New Remembering - C3 Artspace (Melbourne/Australia)
2016 A Great Sum In Parts - Osnova Gallery (Moscow/Russia)
2016 The Changing Face of Victoria - State Library of Victoria (Melbourne/Australia)
2016 Kaleid Oslo 2016 - Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (Oslo/Norway)
2014 Melbourne Now - National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne/Australia)
2014 ABCEUM - Brighton Photo Biennial (Brighton/UK)
2013 To Have and Have Not - Noorderlicht Photography Festival (Groningen/Netherlands)
2013 International Photobook Award - Fotobook Festival (Kassel/Germany)
2013 Mauerweg - Zentrum Für Kunst und Urbanistik (Berlin/Germany)
2013 Censored - Copenhagen Photography Festival (Copenhagen/Denmark)
2013 From Book to Archive - SiFest Photography Festival (Bologna/Italy)
2012 Mostly Agree - Stills Gallery (Sydney/Australia)
2011 Extracts from the Porter Archive Concerning Death - DEATH BE KIND (Melbourne/Australia)
2010 Unknown Land - VARS Gallery (Mildura/Australia)
2009 Record and Analysis - City Gallery (Melbourne/Australia)
2009 Australian Colour - Monash Gallery of Art (Melbourne/Australia)
2009 Cheap Flights - Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne/Australia)

2020 Zentrum Für Kunst und Urbanistik artist in residence (Berlin/Germany)
2019 Awagami Factory Artist in Residence (Tokushima/Japan)
2018 Techniques of the Standard Observer - UAL Research Grant ( London/UK)
2016 KALEID Fellow - KALEID editions - (London/UK)
2016 Artist in Residence - Australian Archaeological Institute of Athens (Athens/Greece)
2013 International Photobook Award - Kassel Foto Book Festival (Kassel/Germany)
2013 Zentrum Für Kunst und Urbanistik - residency funded by Arts Victoria (Berlin/Germany)
2013 Most Beautiful Books Australia & New Zealand -Winner (Melbourne/Australia)
2012 Postgraduate Travel Grant Award - Monash University (Melbourne/Australia)
2008 Australia-China Council residency - Red Gate Gallery (Beijing/China)
2008 Finalist - Olive Cotton Award, Tweed Shire Gallery (Tweed Heads/Australia)
2007 Finalist - Ulrich and Win Schubert Photographic Award (Gold Coast/Australia)
2007 Nominated for PDN top 30 photographers list (New York/USA)
2005 Artist Development Grant - City of Yarra (Melbourne/Australia)
2004 Winner -Nikon Colour Award- Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne/Australia)

2020 The Anatomy of Business - Arena Magazine #2 (Melbourne/Australia)
2019  Built in the Midday Sun - Royal Institute of British Architects Magazine (London/UK)
2017 Clockwork Concrete - Royal Institute of British Architects Magazine (London/UK)
2016 Hidden Corners - Magazine of the London Library (London/UK)
2014 Projects - British Journal of Photography, Gemma Padley (London/UK)
2014 Conflict Resolution Review – Aperture Photobook Review #006, Marc Feustel (New York/USA) 2014 Conflict 2014 Resolution Review - Photomonitor, Marco Bohr (London/UK)
2014 World Atlas of Street Photography - Yale University Press (New Haven/USA)
2014 Identity Card - Der Die Das Magazine (Zurich/Switzerland)
2013 Masculinity – Capricious Magazine (New York/USA)
2013 Anatomie Byznysu – Tereza Spinkova – Fotograf Magazine #23 (Prague/Czech Republic)
2013 Photobooks – Sebastian Hau – Foam Magazine #35 (Amsterdam/Netherlands)
2013 Dysraphic City - Node Curatorial Project (Berlin/Germany)
2011  Characters - Thames & Hudson (Melbourne/Australia)
2012 Australian Colour - Aint Bad Magazine #4 (Savannah /USA)
2012 Bad Driving - de Volkskrant - Frank Schallmaier 30th July (Amsterdam/Netherlands)
2012 Abundance - Lamono Magazine #80, (Barcelona/Spain)
2010 Hijacked II Australia/Germany - Big City Press (Perth/Australia)
2009 Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography - Humble Arts Foundation (New York/ USA)