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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 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."
Simon Roberts
Photographer

 

 

"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
CallisonRTKL 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 OBE
Director of Own Brand
Sainsbury's

"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."
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 the most demanding
situations. Jonathan takes time to
understand the ethos & values of
the organisation & 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.
Fleishman Hillard

 
"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
Purple Patch Group

" 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
Quezon Power

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Nov

17TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS

I received two nominations at the 17th Annual Black and White Spider Awards announced at […]

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Nov

Front Page of Architecture Magazine

My photography of the award winning First Light Pavilion at Jodrell Bank currently features on […]

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Nov

Acoustic Refinement

My photography of the Minster Building in London is featured in this month’s “The Local […]

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Oct

DelAgua’s one millionth stove distribution

Congratulations to DelAgua for celebrating 10 years in Rwanda with the millionth stove distribution last […]

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11

Oct

The Architectural Review Magazine

My photography is featured in this month’s “The Architectural Review” Magazine. The October edition is […]

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10

Oct

The Epworth

London is regarded as Europe’s leading technology centre with over 3,000 new businesses (according to […]

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Oct

Architecture & interior photography

Architecture and interior photography are as much about the atmosphere of the space as the […]

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05

Oct

World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October to celebrate all teachers around the […]

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05

Oct

The Queen’s Green Canopy

In honour and loving memory of Her Majesty, today marks the start of The Queen’s […]

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04

Oct

“Next Steps” – Compass Collective

I have always worked with NGO’s. There is something that is incredibly rewarding about the […]

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03

Oct

Siena international Photography Awards Winner

Congratulations to Konstantinos Tsakalidis for winning this years Siena international Photography Awards, “Photographer of the […]

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29

Sep

The 2022 Siena International Photography Awards

The Siena International Photography Awards is one of the most prestigious photography competitions in the […]

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26

Sep

Featured in “Architecture Magazine”

My photography of the award winning First Light Pavilion at Jodrell Bank currently features in […]

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05

Sep

Hilton Birmingham Metropole

The hospitality industry has seen some significant changes recently. Hotels are recognising that they must […]

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23

Aug

The Arc of the Sun

The First Light Pavilion is a £21.5m development supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. It […]

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18

Aug

The African Centre

It is one thing to renovate, transform and repurpose a space, but to give a […]

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02

Aug

Progressive peri-peri

Nando’s has evolved into a 458-restaurant cultural phenomenon with a progressive peri-peri approach to their […]

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20

Jul

Digital Art Podcast

I was the guest speaker on the “Digital Artist” podcast on Wednesday July 20th 2022. […]

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15

Jul

Microsoft’s “Eedi” AI Math tutoring service

Students have had a tough time lately with Covid related disruptions. I was assigned by […]

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08

Jul

The Phillips Collection Centennial Year

I am honoured to be included in the film celebrating The Phillips Collection centennial year. […]

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01

Jul

Portraits of Resilience final month

Portraits of Resilience features photographs by Jonathan Banks that share the stories of survivors of […]

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30

Jun

Lighting up the Jubilee celebrations

The Tree of Trees was illuminated during a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on the […]

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27

Jun

The Tree of Trees

Earlier this year the Palace asked Heatherwick Studios to design a living sculpture to celebrate […]

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17

Jun

LinkedIn Headquarters

​When LinkedIn decided to move their London headquarters from Oxford Circus to Farringdon, they worked […]

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27

May

Microsoft AI NHS build

For my latest Microsoft assignment, I travelled to Northumbria to photograph Justin Green and Mike […]

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18

May

“Portraits of Resilience “ artist talk.

On Wednesday 27th of April my solo exhibition of “Portraits of Resilience “, in collaboration […]

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17

May

30 years of Nando’s in the UK

At the beginning of April 2022 Nando’s celebrated thirty years since opening its first restaurant […]

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15

May

Influx Gallery Featured Artist

It is great to announce my affiliation with Influx Gallery as a featured artist. I […]

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15

May

Featured on the Designerati website

My photography currently features on the Designerati website, the digital home and website for “Designer […]

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29

Apr

“Portraits of Resilience” book

The Phillips Collection (Phillips@THEARC) presents Portraits of Resilience, featuring photographs by Jonathan Banks that share […]

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27

Apr

“Portraits of Resilience” – before the event

Yesterday evening was the reception and artist talk for “Portraits of Resilience”, an exhibition organised […]

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25

Apr

“Portraits of Resilience” by Jonathan Banks

The Phillips Collection (Phillips@THEARC) presents Portraits of Resilience, featuring photographs by Jonathan Banks that share […]

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15

Apr

“Portraits of Resilience” Panel Discussion

“Portraits of Resilience”, featuring photographs of torture survivors by Jonathan Banks in collaboration with Torture […]

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11

Apr

Winner at the International Color Awards

I was a Winner at the 15th Annual “International Color Awards” with three Honourable mentions […]

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08

Apr

Portraits of Resilience

Phillips@THEARC Presents Portraits of Resilience, Featuring Photographs by Jonathan Banks That Share the Stories of […]

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01

Apr

Featured in the Upstream Journal

My photographs taken for the organisation DelAgua feature in an article, “Building health and empowering […]

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16

Mar

YAMAHA MUSIC LONDON ADVERTISING

Last year I took over Yamaha Music’s Flagship store in London for a day and […]

10

Mar

Front Cover of Interior Design Magazine

I am featured all over Interior Design Magazine this month, thanks to the good people […]

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14

Feb

A creative workspace with tech, humour and is also dog friendly

Once occupied by the Lipton Tea factory, the Tea Building was originally a block of […]

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26

Jan

Russia – Ukraine crisis

Much has changed in Ukraine during 27 years of independence. As a former Soviet republic, […]

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18

Jan

Featured in Interior Designer Magazine

My photography is currently featured in the January edition of the Interior Designer Magazine as […]

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11

Jan

Collaborating with CRTKL

A change from one year to the next often makes us look back and reflect. […]

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04

Jan

Happy New Year

In 2021 I posted 68 articles on my website blog and social media feeds. These […]

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21

Dec

Barcelona Foto Biennale

I was unable to attend the opening of the 6th Biennial of Fine Art & […]

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13

Dec

Barcelona Foto Biennale reception

The 6th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, now renamed Barcelona Foto Biennale, opened […]

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08

Dec

Thames Quarter, Reading

I was commissioned by the architects CallisonRTKL to photograph the new Thames Quarter residential building […]

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01

Dec

On the First day of Christmas …

The Christmas countdown has begun … although it actually started in July when Yamaha Music […]

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30

Nov

Featured in Architects Journal

The latest issue of Architects Journal, November 2021, features my photography. I recently photographed the […]

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25

Nov

The sound of silence

My photography is featured in this month’s Grand Designs Magazine for an article about designing […]

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24

Nov

The 6th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography Exhibition

The 6th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography Opening will be on December 9, 2021. […]

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10

Nov

16TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS

I was a winner at the 16th Annual Black and White Spider Awards announced at […]

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11

Sep

9/11 – 20 years on.

Twenty years ago, I was in Yosemite National Park due to be in New York […]

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02

Aug

The Venice International Art Fair 2021: Fragmented Identities

The Venice International Art Fair 2021: Fragmented Identities came to an end last week. I […]

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Jul

SIENA Awards Hall of Fame

It is with great pride that I can announce that I have been inducted into […]

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About


Bio

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.


Work

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.


Achievements

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 FocusTravel Photographer of the Year and Humanity Photo Awards. See link below for more.See awards

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Contact

Photobanks Ltd. Office
13 Southfield Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent, TN4 9UH
+44 (0) 778 7514185
jonathan@photo-banks.com
contactSkype  jonathan.banks






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