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Jessie Martin is a documentary photographer and researcher based in Germany. 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 is currently working towards her doctorate in the 'Practicing Place' research group at the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. She has previous experience leading modules on the BA Photography course at University of West London, as well as teaching in Further Education settings. 


Open for commissions and collaborations. 



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

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


2024 - 'Living London', London Museum of Water and Steam, Brentford, UK


2022 - Despatch Exhibition, New Forest Museum and Heritage Centre, UK


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


2024 - Ongoing - Research Fellow (Doctoral Candidate), Practicing Place research group, University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (funded by German Research Foundation)


2019 - 2024 - Photography Lecturer and Technical Facilitator, Richmond Upon Thames College

2018 - 2024 - Photography Lecturer and Module Leader, BA Photography, University of West London


2022 - Artist Talk, 'Interrogating Place, Gender, and the Unconscious', New Forest Heritage Centre


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.


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

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

2012 - 'Office of Re-Opening', Yallops Gallery, Norwich, UK

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


2022 - Image-maker in Residence, The Sociological Review, October Issue: Verticality,

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

2012 - 'Office of Re-Opening', Yallops Gallery, Norwich, UK


2023 Written paper 'Deconstructing understandings of emptiness: an examination of representations of transitory space and ‘non-place’ in photography', in the publication 'Watching, Waiting and the Photographic Representation of Empty Places', edited by Sandra Križić Roban and Ana Šverko, published by Leuven University Press

2023 Chapter 'Understanding, Reactivating, and Reproducing Autobiographical Memory: Discovering the Historical Family Archive' in the book 'The Handbook of Research on the Relationship between Autobiographical Memory and Photography', published by IGI Global. 

2022 'Image-Maker in Residence: Jessie Martin', Interview, The Sociological Review, October Issue, Verticality

2022 'Night Moves' photographs and text, WorkShowGrow, Out Loud, Issue No. 2

2022 Photographs from series 'Night Moves', Fleur and Arbor, Environment Zine, Issue No. 2

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


The Urban Photographers Association


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.

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