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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
"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 clients. "
Paul Campbell
Director of Purple Patch Group
"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.COM
"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 resourceful and flexible. "
Judith Batchelar,
Director of Sainsbury's Brand
"Jonathan has travelled to Intergen's power plants in Mexico, Australia and Europe and produces consistently 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
"Waiting on a quote from the British Red Cross "
Wendy Solesbury MBE
Youth Development Manager, 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.
"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 clients. "
Paul Campbell
Director of Purple Patch Group
"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 resourceful and flexible. "
Judith Batchelar,
Director of Sainsbury's Brand
"Waiting on a quote from the British Red Cross "
Wendy Solesbury MBE
Youth Development Manager, British Red Cross
"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
"Jonathan has travelled to Intergen's power plants in Mexico, Australia and Europe and produces consistently 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
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18

May

Life, on Intergen

  • By Jonathan Banks

"Life, on Intergen" is a new film showing the people behind the energy company Intergen. Banks Film | Photo have worked with Intergen for ten years covering their power projects in the UK, Netherlands and Mexico.

Life, on Intergen

Since its founding in 1995, InterGen has had a successful track record of developing, constructing, and operating power projects around the world. Intergen has always strived to be a leading energy company generating safe, reliable and sustainable power in the communities in which we operate.

The film and images were created to reflect Intergen’s core values of safety, integrity, teamwork, entrepreneurship and community.

I wanted to show the people behind the company, and Intergen as a global team of experts in all levels, aligned and motivated by a common goal to forward the long-term value of the company.

It was also important to show Intergen’s commitment to contributing to the quality of life in the communities where they operate, and to respect the people and cultures of the communities.

For further information on Intergen please go to their website at

www.intergen.com

13

May

Magnum Photography Awards 2016 Competition Gallery

  • By Jonathan Banks

My photograph of a West African dancer waiting to perform at the Liberian Peace Festival, for the organisation International Alert has been selected by the editors to be featured in the Magnum Photography Awards 2016 Competition Gallery. The Competition Gallery is a highly curated group of images selected by the competition’s editors to showcase only the best photos from entrants.

2017 marks a significant year for Magnum as they celebrate 70 years since four pioneering photographers toasted the conception of an independent photo agency. LensCulture and legendary photography agency Magnum Photos are joining forces to mark this landmark anniversary with a series of international events, projects and partnerships, with an emphasis on the agency's digital presence and the photography community at large.

Magnum has served as an important collective of the visionary photographers who captured (and continue to capture) world-famous, iconic images that define and shape our rapidly-changing lives. It is often said that if you picture an iconic image, but can't think who took it or where it can be found, it probably came from Magnum.

12

Apr

9th International Color Awards honors Jonathan Banks

  • By Jonathan Banks

British Professional photographer Jonathan Banks was presented with the 9th Annual International Color Awards Nominee title in all four categories that he entered at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow streamed Saturday, March 26, 2016.

The live online gala was attended by over 10,000 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry's most important event for colour photography. There were 5,678 entries received from 78 countries.

The international Jury included captains of the industry from Contrasto, Rome; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Whitechapel Gallery, London; DDB, Berlin; Forsman & Bodenfors, Gothenburg; Art Beatus Hong Kong; DB Agency, Milan; InStyle Magazine, New York and Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna who honored Color Masters with 591 coveted title awards and 634 nominees in 33 categories.

"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 5,678 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Jonathan Banks's multiple nominations shows the strength and diversity of his photography. His images contain a connection with the people whether this is in a portrait or candid. We are pleased to present him with the title of Nominee in the categories of Children of the World / People / Portraits / Photojournalism as exceptional work, representing contemporary color photography at its finest.

"The variety of entries was astonishing," said juror Lilli Langenheim, Senior Art Director of DDB Berlin. "Some of the work is truly powerful; Fine Art, Sport, Nature in professional was really inspiring and the Wildlife category in amateur was one of the most exciting," added jury member Daria Bonera, Owner of DB Agency in Milan.

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in colour photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in colour photography. www.colorawards.com

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16

Mar

The Beauty of Humanity

  • By Jonathan Banks

The Beauty of Humanity Collection hardcover book featuring my work along with other fellow artists that contributed to the Scope Art Show during last year's "Art Basel Miami" show has now been printed and will be on sale in a weeks time.

The work within The Beauty of Humanity Collection, represents an important part of a global creative dialog.

SeeMe is a network of over a million artists, photographers and creators representing every nation on Earth.

The work selected here was proudly displayed at the 15th annual SCOPE Art Show on Miami beach with over 40,000 visitors in attendance.

The photograph was taken for the peace organisation, International Alert and is of a traditional West African dancer waiting to perform at the Liberia Peace Festival. The Liberia National Peace & Cultural Festival sees people from different cultural, linguistic & ethnic groups coming together to celebrate peace in a country that was torn apart by 14 yrs of conflict and recently suffering from a Ebola epidemic.