Denise Felkin studied photography on a BA (Honours) Fine Art course at University of Sunderland and graduated in 1991. In 2012 she was awarded a scholarship to study MA Photojournalism from University of Westminster and in 2014, and graduated with a Distinction. Two of her images The Magician and Conscious were exhibited in the Association of Photographers 31st Open Awards 2014. Felkin received an Honourable Mention at the International Photography Awards 2014 and 2015, for her series titled I’m Not Voting Because.. . and was been published by BBC, The Observer, The Guardian, Huck Magazine in time for the 2015 UK General Election. She was also nominated for the Magnum Photos Graduate Award 2015.
Felkin’s most recent work. Mum's Not The Word was shortlisted in the People category of the Sony World Photography Award in 2016 and exhibited at Somerset House London and Photokina, Cologne. The series won a Nominee Award for Photogrvphy Grant 2016 and she was also a finalist in the World Gal