Darren O'Brien (b. 1983) is a documentary and editorial photographer based in Sheffield, UK. He graduated in 2019 with an MA Photography from Falmouth University.


Darren's Work has regularly featured in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Financial Times, The Sunday Mirror, Big Issue North, Schweitzer illustrate, Vice Magazine and many others.


2019 - Sharrow Vale and the Antiques Quarter, The History Press

2019 - Where the River Changed Course, Acacia Press

2016 - Travelogue #1 - Spain, Acacia Press

2013 - Anywhere But Home, Brown Owl Press


2020 - Full House Exhibition (Group), Local Host Gallery, Online

2019 - Sharrow Vale and the Antiques Quarter (Solo), Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield

2017 - Street Trees Exhibition (Group), Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.

2016 - Space Invaders exhibition (Group), Jubilee Library, Brighton.

2015 - Salt of the Earth Exhibition (Group), Bloomsbury Curzon, London.

2013 - Charity exhibition and Auction, The Holy Biscuit Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

2013 - Group Exhibition, The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne.


2020 - Interview on Art Link

Sharrow Vale and the Antiques Quarter feature On-Magazine

Sharrow Vale and the Antiques Quarter featured in the Sheffield Star

Sharrow Vle and the Antiques Quarter fetured on Creative Boom

Artist Talks 

2020 - Artist Talk, Snappy Valley, Todmorden

2019 - Pathways event, Sheffield Hallam University.

2017 - Lens Think Yorkshire, Sheffield.

Selected Publications (Online)

“The pioneering artist whose creations vanished before his eyes”, The Spectator, 24th February, 2018

"Review: Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works at the Hepworth Wakefield", The Times, 16th February, 2018

"Malton: How a failing market town became food capital of Yorkshire", Daily Telegraph, 5th August, 2017

"How India Was an Enduring Inspiration for Howard Hodgkin" The Culture Trip, 2nd August, 2017.

“The Realities of the UK’s first “Legal” red light district”, Vice Magazine (online), Ryan Fletcher, 11th February 16,

“'Cameron Should See How We're Living': Why Is the Government Still Ignoring Flood Victims?”, Vice Magazine (online), Ryan Fletcher, 3rd February 2016,

“Editors Pick”, Lensculture (Online), Any Where But Home, 22nd January 2016,

“Shifting Perspective”, Big Issue North, Issue 1114, Ryan Fletcher, 11th January 2016

The Swap

Using Format