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Jessie Martin is a documentary photographer based in London. Her work is driven by a curiosity to understand the environments we live in and how we belong to them. She is interested in the interplay between places and people, with work exploring how we relate to each other and use our time in public, whilst reimagining the potential of the spaces we live in.

She received her BA in Photography at the University of Westminster and holds an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has a research practice and teaches photography at University of West London and in Further Education settings. She is a member of the Urban Photographers Association. 

 

Open for commissions and collaborations. 

Contact: jessiebianca@gmail.com

EDUCATION 

2015 - 2017 MA Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London

2009 - 2012 BA (Hons) Photographic Arts at University of Westminster

EXHIBITIONS

2021 - ArtFullFrame Exhibition, London Photo Show, Bargehouse Gallery, OXO Tower, London

2021 - Open Art Exhibition, The Jam Factory, Oxford, UK

 

2020 - 'Space Between Us', Artlink Hull, UK

 

2018 - 'In Transit', Urbiquity Urban Lab ‘18, ASSAB ONE, Milan

2017 - 'The Urban Condition', Lewisham Arthouse, London

2017 - Selection of works on permanent display, The Albany Theatre, Deptford, London

2016 - 'Imprint of Space', St James Hatcham, Goldsmiths University, London

2016 - 'Urban Pause', Laurie Grove Baths, Goldsmiths University, London

2012 - 'University of Westminster Degree Show', Free Range at the Truman Brewery, London

2012 - '22/Twentytwo', New Gallery, London

EMPLOYMENT

2019 - Ongoing - Photography Lecturer and Technical Facilitator, Richmond Upon Thames College

2018 - Ongoing - Hourly Paid Lecturer, BA Photography, University of West London

TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

2020 - Presentation of Conference Paper, 'Deconstructing Understandings of Emptiness: An Examination of Representations of Transitory Space and 'Non-place' in Photography', Discovering Dalmatia Conference, The Institute of Art History & The Cvito Fisković Centre, Split

2019 - Presentation of Conference Paper, 'When Private Property Masquerades as Public Space: the Shifting Face of Publicness in London's City Squares', Excursions Conference, University of Sussex

2018 - Visiting Lecturer, Norwich University of the Arts

2018 - Visiting Lecturer, University of West London

2018 - Artist Talk, 'In Transit', Urbiquity Urban Lab, ASSAB ONE, Milan, Italy

2016 - Artist Talk, UrbanPhotoFest Intercollegiate Brunch, 4COSE studio, Vyner Street, London

2012 - Artist Talk, Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

CURATORIAL

2017 - 'The Urban Condition', UrbanPhotoFest, Lewisham Arthouse, London

2016 - 'Memory and Materiality', UrbanPhotoFest, The Greenwich Gallery, London

2013 - 'Office of Re-Opening', Yallops Gallery, Norwich, UK

2012 - '22/Twentytwo', New Gallery, London

RESIDENCIES AND FUNDING

2019 - Recipient of AN Artist Bursary, collaborative research trip to Stockholm with artist Isabella R Martin

 

2018 - Participant: In Transit, Urbiquity Urban Lab ‘18, Milan

PUBLICATIONS

2020 Excursions Journey Volume 9 No 1: Fake, 'When private property masquerades as public space: the shifting face of publicness in London's city squares'

2019 Murze Issue 5 March/ April 2019: 10 days of Art featured artist

2018 K[]NESH SPACE Issue 1 ​Scale​: ‘Measuring Public Space’ commissioned photo essay

2018 Curating the Contemporary, 'The Great British Seaside?' online article

2018 BASE, La Triennale di Milano: ‘Balcony’ limited edition artist book

2017 LAW Magazine Issue 9 Law and Order: 'Night Rules' article, photographs accompanying text

2017 FLIP Magazine Issue 38 Urban: 'Turning Point' article

ASSOCIATIONS

The Urban Photographers Association

AWARDS

Recipient of the Canon Student Program 2017

Attended the Visa Pour l'Image International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan as part of the Magnum Young Talent Initiative, fully funded by Canon.