Born in 1983, Darren O’Brien is a documentary and photojournalist based in Sheffield, United Kingdom. 

His work has been featured in The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, The Financial Times, Big Issue North and Vice Magazine, amongst others. He travels regularly on commissions and personal work. 

Darren is a founding member of Meta-4 photo agency and his project “Anywhere But Home” was published as a book by Brown Owl Press


2016 - Space Invaders exhibition, Jubilee Library, Brighton

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

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

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


Selected Publications

“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