Sheila Rock was born in the United States and has lived and worked in London since 1970. Since 1979, she has had a successful career photographing the entertainment and music industry. Subjects include artists such as Sting, Paul Weller, Enya, Yossou N’Dour, Sinead O’Connor, Placido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, Sir Simon Rattle and institutions such the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet in London.
The FACE magazine in the 1980s launched her career. Her editorial work has since appeared in German Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Architectural Digest, The London Sunday Times, French Spoon, The Telegraph Magazine, Irish Tatler, Brides magazines.
She has had recent solo exhibitions at the June Bateman Gallery in NYC, the Photographers Gallery London. and the Blue Tulip Gallery, Windsor. Previous exhibitions in London, England, include ICONS OF POP at the National Portrait Gallery and THE PHOTOGRAPHERS CUT 1960-2000- the Rock n Roll Years – at the Proud Gallery. Her work is in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery.
In 2003 she published a book of portraits on Tibetan Monastic Life – SERA : THE WAY OF THE TIBETAN MONK – a monograph published in 2003 by Columbia University Press. The accompanying exhibition showed in London and New York.