Andra Nelki studied Graphic Design at the Central School of Art. She worked as a picture researcher of history books for Weidenfeld and Nicolson for ten years and compiled The Picture Researchers Handbook (David & Charles) in collaboration with Hilary and Mary Evans of the Mary Evans Picture Library. She then worked as a photographer and was commissioned among others by Andre Deutsch, Reader's Digest and William Collins. Nelki enrolled at The Polytechnic of Central London obtaining a BA with distinction in Photography. It was there she developed an interest in old photographic processes such as salt printings and cyanotypes which led to a fifteen year cooperation with Linda McCartney resulting in Linda's 'Sun Prints' project with exhibitions at The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Royal Photographic Society and in New York.. (Book: Sun Print by Linda McCartney - Barrie and Jenkins 1988) Nelki works from her studio at Kennington in London where she specializes in editorial and promotional photography mainly commissioned by artists and designers working in the UK. Her work has been purchased by and exhibited at Tate Britain, by the Arts Council and the National Gallery of Wales.
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