Book Publications

The U.N. Building. Photographs by Ben Murphy. (2005) UK/USA Thames and Hudson/ Norton

Ai Wei Wei at Blenheim Palace. Photographs by Ben Murphy. (2015). UK. Blenheim Art Foundation.

The Riverbed. Ben Murphy (2017) UK. Phenomenology

Permanent Collections

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

The Archive of Modern Conflict, London and Toronto, UK / Canada

Lambert Art Collection, Geneva, Switzerland

The Architectural Association, London, UK


The Architectural Association Gallery, London, UK, ( Solo show ) 2012

Steiglitz 19 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, ( Solo show ) 2012

Sunderland Art Gallery, UK 2011

Plymouth Art Gallery and Museum, UK, 2010

Steiglitz 19 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, ( Solo show ) 2008

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, 2008/9

Courtauld Institute, Somerset House, London, UK, 2008

Four Corners, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK, 2007

National Portrait Gallery at Bodelwyddan Castle, St Asaph, UK 2007

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK, 2003/4/5

Public space permanent exhibition: Battersea Gas Holders, Wall of Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea, London 2016-


PhD. Thesis title 'Constructing a Countercultural Self: A Photographic Exploration of Countercultural Identity Through Place and Space'. Royal Holloway, University of London, 2020. Examiners Professor David Bate (University of Westminster) and  Professor John Wylie (University of Exeter).  

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in FIne Art, Chicago, USA, 2010

The Sovereign Art Prize ( Shortlisted ) 2009


Art World China: Art and Waste Issue 223. Dwelling: The Riverbed. (Griffiths, R.) February 2018 pp. 58-67.

Creative Boom Photographing the makeshift homes of neo nomadic punks hippies anarchists and ravers in rural Spain.14.03.2017

Lens Culture

Riba Journal online
2 March 2017
Counter culture in Almeria
By Jan-Carlos Kucharek

Diseño Interior
March 2017
pp.49-50, ‘Vivir en los márgenes’
By Pilar Marcos

British Journal of Photography
February 2017
pp. 26-29, ‘The Riverbed’
By Tom Seymour
No online link

GUP Magazine online
27 February 2017
‘The Riverbed’
Not credited

Something Curated
14 February 2017
‘Interview: Ben Murphy, Photographer’
By Ella Bucknall

Wallpaper* online
9 February 2017
‘Alternative living’
By Rosie Mackay

22 January 2017
‘Ben Murphy photographs makeshift architecture in the mountains of southeast Spain’
By Amy Frearson

Plus Paper (Online) Spotlight on Neo Nomadic Architecture 15.03.2017

Portfolio Journal (no. 46 ). Warburton, N. 2007. This is Paradise

L'Oeil de la Photographie (France) Ben Murphy: The Riverbed.22.03.2017

The Observer Magazine Communal Tales from the Riverbed. (Seymour, T.) 19.03.2017

Extra Journal (Foto Museum, Antwerp, Belgium 2009 )

Saturday Telegraph Magazine

Wallpaper Magazine Alternative Living (Mackay, R.) Online 09.02.2017

Blueprint Magazine

Financial Times Magazine

Design Observer

The Drawbridge

The Architects Newspaper (USA)

The Architects Journal

Riba Journal

Collect Magazine


Fomu Magazine

Undo Magazine

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