- By Jonathan Banks
- By Jonathan Banks
"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."
Director of Programmes
"Having known Jonathan
professionally for over 15 yrs
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."
"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."
Director of Communications
"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 OBE
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 which
we consider him a part of."
"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 the most demanding
situations. Jonathan takes time to
understand the ethos & values of
the organisation & then works
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.
" Jonathan worked with DelAgua for several weeks in rural Rwanda photographing our "Tebho Neza" programme. He was adaptable, resourceful, dependable, practical and talented. He took our brief and supplied an award winning version, which has helped us communicate our work to an international audience." Evan Thomas, C.O.O. DelAgua
"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 concieve that the pictures
could be anything more than
informative, however Jonathan
has brought beauty and design
to the images." Frank Thiel
Jonathan Banks studied under the prolific artist John Blakemore, and graduated from the University of Derby with a BA honours in Photographic Studies. 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 NGOs 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, NGOs and architects providing a range of photographic and film services. Jonathan lives in Kent with his wife and two sons.
I have photographed in over 50 different countries, documenting subjects as diverse as mask dancing festivals in Burkina Faso, the effects of the Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine and the aftermath of 9/11 in New York. My international experience includes working in security impaired areas, where my communication skills and sensitivity allow me to capture subjects in the most challenging situations. Combined with my creativity and technical knowhow, this enables me to deliver award-winning images. I am passionate about my work and embrace the challenges of collaborating with global corporations, magazines and NGOs alike. Every assignment is different, and, as such, is approached uniquely. I am always on the lookout for new creative partnerships.
Jonathan Banks is an award-winning photographer with over 20 years experience in commercial and media photography. His work has appeared in international magazines including - The Sunday Times, Vanity Fair and Le Figaro. Jonathan has exhibited several bodies of work as a solo artist, as well as in conjunction with other photographers in the UK and abroad. These have ranged from - personal projects to editorial assignments and photographs supporting various charities. In addition, Jonathan's photographs have been published in several books. For information on upcoming events and exhibitions please subscribe to "Insight" via the contact page. Jonathan's awards include - Foto8 , World In Focus, Travel Photographer of the Year and Humanity Photo Awards. See link below for more.