Jill Todd graduated with a first class honours degree in Photography and Film from Edinburgh Napier University in 2009.
In her last two years at university, Jill's work centred on gender and media issues through the vehicle of fashion photography, often employing an ironical approach via a 'comic strip' aesthetic. Her related final year dissertation involved a feminist critique on the contemporary woman's collusion with Stripper Culture. An enquiring and talented young artist, she had a particular interest in the potential of fashion photography.
Her career quickly took off after graduating from Edinburgh Napier. Following an internship at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh, as an emerging talent in Scotland, she went on to win commissions from prestigious organisations including The Royal Bank of Scotland and the Edinburgh Film, Science and Literature Festivals.
Jill’s blossoming career was cruelly ended by a short but aggressive cancer related illness which took her life in October 2010.
Jill’s family has set up a trust to commemorate her name.
The Jill Todd Trust, which is a Northern Ireland registered charity: number NIC102553, is the organising body of the Jill Todd Photographic Award.