Ty Faruki


I'm a freelance portrait photographer based in London with British-Pakistani roots. My work involves collaborating with studios and editorial clients, covering a wide range of subjects. Starting in 2015, I spent time in Ukraine, documenting the conflict in Donbas. Concurrently, I undertook projects in Somalia, Rwanda, and Jordan in partnership with NGOs, UN organizations, and affiliated agencies, including UNHCR.

My interests are centred on trauma, influenced by personal experiences with PTSD resulting from my career, and the effects of anthropogenic climate change. In particular, I am concerned with how climate change contributes to conflict and exacerbates water stress issues.

Some of my notable credits include stories in New Statesman, Complex magazine, Financial Times, The Irish Times, The Telegraph, Business Insider, The Times, The i Paper, The New Humanitarian, Huffington Post, Line of Best Fit, Wonderland mag, Clash magazine,  Evening Standard, and The Independent.

Safety training:

Hostile Environment and Safety Training with 1st Option Safety Group

Recent exhibitions and awards:


The Independent Photographer: People Portrait Award - 2022 Editor's Pick
British Journal of Photography in association with Magnum Photos - 2019 Portrait of Humanity Award (Shortlist for two Photographs)

Recent exhibitions:

States of Existence II, Wellspace Gallery, London 2021
Sent Into Space - Portrait of Humanity, British Journal Of Photography 2020
Mayor of London's Culture Seeds Awards, London City Hall 2019
Layers - Hoxton, London 2019
Houses of Parliament - Westminster, London 2018
E.Tautz - Mayfair, London 2017
Embassy of Ukraine - Holland Park, London 2016
Rich Mix - Shoreditch, London 2015