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    “Jonathan   has   photographed International Alert’s work in three different   continents.   He   always becomes part of the team, needs a minimum amount of support and delivers  stunning  images  which convey a real sense of humanity.”

Phil Vernon
Director of Programmes
International Alert

      “Having known Jonathan
professionally for over 15 years
I’ve  witnessed  first-hand  his
photographic practice grow and
mature. He’s developed a unique
style, and is comfortable creating
a portrait of a celebrity as he is
producing a reportage portfolio
on an important social issue.”
 Simon Roberts

“Quality photography is absolutely essential to our brand. It’s who we are, what we do and the impact we have on the world. And that means working with a photographer like Jonathan, who understands what we are trying to achieve with our work.”
Thom Mckay
Director of Communications
RTKL Associates

“Jonathan has been a pleasure    to work  with,  professional, well    organised, creative and always       delivering to the brief. Considering    the breadth of topics we have asked him to work on around the world,      he has also shown himself to be
recourceful and flexible.”
Judith Batchelar
Director of Own Brand

   “Jonathan   has   travelled   to       Intergen’s power plants in Mexico,    Australia and Europe, consistently producing high quality photography  Intergen’s  values   are   all   about a high-quality work force for which     we consider him part of.”
Mark Somerset,
Vice President
InterGen Europe

 ”Jonathan has portrayed the work
I do with young people in the most
appropriate and sensitive way. He
communicates exceptionally well,
making people feel comfortable
even in very demanding situations.
Jonathan takes time to understand
the ethos and values of the
organisation and then works 
within them.”
Wendy Solesbury MBE 
   British Red Cross

“We work with photographers that try to capture the essence of our work and  reflect  our  company  values  in terms of design. Jonathan produces excellent  results  every  time  with creative flair. He is highly professional to work with as well as personable.”
Sean Collins & James Felstead
Directors of CGL Architects.

  “We’ve worked with Jonathan on
a variety of creative assignments.
He’s always a pleasure to work with,
whether photographing senior
management, documenting our own
marketing events or undertaking
important client work with the likes
of Emirates. He gets the brief & rolls
his sleeves up to get the best
shots with minimum fuss.”
Richard Kanareck M.D.
“Whether on a farm in East Africa,
a  Trawler  in  the  Atlantic  or  a
Royal Palace in London, Jonathan
consistently delivers photography
that makes us look good to our
Paul Campbell 
Purple Patch Group

“It is always a pleasure to work with Jonathan, he is totally professional, calm and unflappable (whatever the weather!!).   He   always   delivers excellent work, he has an eye for the “money shot” and knows what the picture desks are looking for”.

Delia Bourne PR, Marketing & Communications Expert


“Jonathan Banks has captured the faces of different people that vividly represent the human side of the conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh where each individual remains above all a human being with his or her right to be what they are, wherever they live, with dignity and in peace. ”
EU Ambassador in Yerevan

“I have worked with Jonathan on
power plants in security impaired
areas. He always communicated
very closely with the site staff and
regional offices to ensure his work
was done safely and timely. It is
hard to conceive that the pictures
could be anything more than
informative, however Jonathan
has brought beauty & design
to the images.”
   Quezon Power
      Frank Thiel




Students 4 Rare Diseases

The Independent Newspaper is due to feature the PAL Award initiative in their Rare Disease suppliment on 28th February. My portrait of the Genzyme sponsored group, Students 4 Rare Diseases, will accompany the article. The founders of Students 4 Rare Diseases, Lucy Lavery, E. Keohane, more



Iconic Lighting Design

The iconic lighting company Flos asked me to photograph their new installation at their London showroom surrounding a range of lights that have been developed from the designs of Gino Sarfatti. The pictures have featured in the interiors magazine “Wallpaper*” and are currently on the more



22 July 2013 Award Season

I was really pleased to hear that I won second place in the Editorial/Documentary – Single Image Category of the International Kontinent Awards for a photograph that I shot in Liberia I was also notified by the Humanity Photo Awards that my series of more



Planes, trains and Boris Johnson!

On Friday 5th July the Emirates Aviation Experience was officially opened by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline. The Emirates Aviation Experience is a celebration of flight and includes four commercial flight simulators, a 3D hologram of the internal more




Jonathan Banks studied under the prolific artist John Blakemore, and graduated from the University of derby with a BA honours in “Photographic Studies” in June 1993. He cut his teeth in editorial photography freelancing for the Daily Telegraph and various agencies. With a change in the market Jonathan diversified into photographing for corporate clients but maintained a hand in the editorial market by supplying a number of international magazines. Jonathan has always worked with NGO’s both in the U.K. and abroad. He is a British Red Cross volunteer and has exhibited work in support of International Alert. Jonathan currently works with a stable of blue chip clients, NGO’s and architects providing a range of photographic and film services. Jonathan lives in Kent with his wife and two boys.


Jonathan Banks has photographed in over 50 different countries. He has documented Mask dancing festivals in Burkina Faso, the affects of the Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine and the aftermath of 911 in New York. Every assignment is different, from photographing Royalty and A list celebrities hosting a charity function to terminally ill children in a hospice. Jonathan embraces the challenges of working with global corporations such as in security impaired areas and the varied sensitive situations that NGO’s deal with on a day to day basis. Jonathan is always on the lookout for creative partnerships

“Love what you do and believe in it.”


Jonathan Banks is an award winning photographer with over 20 years experience in commercial and media photography. His editorial, charity and commercial photography has been published in various books. Jonathan regularly exhibits his work as a solo artist and with other photographers. For information on upcoming events and exhibitions please subscribe to “Insight” via the contact page. Jonathan  has picked up a number of international awards.

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