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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 in his work and is as 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
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
"Jonathan has taken some amazing images that have 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 of the organisation and the values and then works within them. Jonathan is someone who is reliable, conscientious, and of course an excellent photographer."
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.
"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 and Communications Expert
"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
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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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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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