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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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News

12

Dec

Featured in Nikon Pro Magazine

  • By Jonathan Banks

I am featured in this months “Nikon Pro” magazine as photographing African killer bees in Tanzania for the charity, Farm Africa.

I travelled to Tanzania earlier this year to photograph for Farm Africa who work with small holder farmers to reduce poverty and improve food security by increasing household incomes and manage their natural resources sustainably.

Farm Africa provides technical expertise to improve production, enterprise development and market linkages, whilst creating and maintaining a sustainable agriculture natural resource management programme.

Beekeeping is an important element of Farm Africa’s project and an activity that has been very successful. Beekeeping is a traditional activity but introducing modern hives means that production has doubled in just one year and the farmers get a better price at market because the honey is of a higher quality. Modern hives also mean that women are able to get involved in honey businesses. Farm Africa now supports 39 beekeeping business groups across 14 villages in Babati and 19 villages in Mbulu with a total of 535 members, 262 of whom are women.

As well as photographing the success of the project I also joined “The Big Bee Hive Challenge”, which was 3 days, nine female food and drink industry leaders and 90 beehives to build. Working alongside the Erri community in Tanzania the group built an apiary of Langstroth beehives to kick-start profitable and sustainable honey farming businesses for the Erri beekeeping group. If that wasn't challenging enough the group also had to reach a £50,000 fundraising target.

For more information on Farm Africa's work go to

www.farmafrica.org

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