Born in 1970
Sal Idriss studied photography at the London Institute in England. While pursuing his studies, he got his first break into the world of photography when he was appointed festival photographer for the 1996 London Jazz Festival.
After the completion of his studies, he went on to work for local newspapers, the Hammersmith and Fulham chronicle. Giving him the opportunity to cover a wide variety of subjects from the homeless to Prince Edward.
Idriss is currently working in the music and film industry capturing images of black figures in mainstream culture. He has been commissioned by Chris Ofili, Turner Prize winner, the fashion house Commes Des Garcon, David Adjaye of the Adjaye Association and music record labels Polydor and Sony to name but a few.
In addition, his photographers can be found in the extensive collection at the National Portrait Gallery, London, presently 20 images in the permanent collection from his continuing project f2.8 at 15th portfolio. Idriss has also exhibited his work at the Fitzwilliam Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, Greater London Authority, City Hall and most recently at the 7Ã¨me Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie de Bamako Biennale in Mali.
His work has been featured on the covers Blues & Soul magazine, the Guardian, The Times, the Mirror, GQ magazine, Mojo, Scotland on Sunday and ES magazine.