Gallery 2019

Photo © Ivan Pedretti

Photo of the year

A Boy From The Crowd
by Jonathan Banks

One of the charities that I support is International Alert, a peace-building organisation that works with people directly affected by conflict to build lasting peace. I was asked to document their work in Liberia, where they had been working since 1993. Liberia, and the Mano River Region in West Africa more broadly, had experienced civil war for many years, and International Al...

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Best Author

Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks is an award-winning British photographer with over 20 years’ experience in commercial and media photography. He enjoys collaborating with charitable organisations and NGOs on serious campaigns.\r\nJonathan 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.\r\nJonathan has diversified over the years into photographing for corporate clients but continues to work with a handful of editorial publications. He has always worked with NGOs both in the U.K. and abroad. He is the longest serving British Red Cross photographer and has exhibited work in support of International Alert. Jonathan currently works with a stable of blue chip clients and NGOs. Jonathan lives in Kent with his wife and two sons.\r\n“I am passionate about my work and embrace the challenges of collaborating with global corporations, magazines and NGOs alike. I work with a number of charities because I believe my photographs do make a difference. Every assignment is different, and, as such, is approached uniquely. I am always on the lookout for new creative partnerships.”

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