Fiona Compton is a London based Saint Lucian photographer artist, filmmaker and historian. After graduating from London College of Printing in 2005 with a BA in photography, Fiona has been working as a professional photographer , working for the UK's largest publishing houses, travelling between the UK and Europe to photograph some of the most influential figures in the world of Finance and Banking.
Over the past 13 years her work has explored the various disparities in representation of the Afro Caribbean diaspora within art and mainstream media.
In 2017 she launched her multi disciplinary project ‘The Revolution of the Fairytale’ which celebrates lesser known heroes from Black History under the nostalgic platform of well known fairytales.
Her films have been screened across the globe, winning several awards, including Best Documentary and Best Director for Caribbean Film and Fashion awards, and has also been featured in the UK Cabinet office.
Fiona continues her mission to educate in innovative ways through events and online through her account ‘Know Your Caribbean’ via Instagram which facilitates educational posts on short palatable bursts. Fiona also has run creative workshops for children and young people teaching the history and culture of the Caribbean and its linkages to Africa, in venues such as the South Bank Centre and Black Cultural Archives in London.
Fiona remains a strong advocate for her history and culture and is an Official Ambassador for London's Notting Hill Carnival, the second largest street festival in the world.
Her Recreations of Icons series focuses on re writing the narrative on some of the most well known images in the world, incorporating aspects of Caribbean life and culture and challenging the concept of representation in the mainstream.
Fiona also explores through her photography and filmmaking the inner struggle and incessant dialogue within ourselves. Through her duplicity series, she brings to life the internal battles that most of of us can relate to. Much of her work surrounds self empowerment, identity and challenging representation, with that her work has led her to be part of several public speaking engagements, both locally and internationally.