Tom Hunter graduated from the London College of Printing with a BA First Class Honors ; Hunter took his MA at the Royal College of Art, London . In 1998, Hunter won the John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award. In 2006 Hunter was the first artist to have a photography show at the National Gallery, London.
Hunter currently lives and works in London. His work is often particular, but not exclusive, to the community of travelers he knows as neighbors and friends in East London. He has exhibited work both nationally and internationally, in solo and group shows and is also a Senior Research Fellow of the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.