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.
2015 - 2017 MA Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London
2009 - 2012 BA (Hons) Photographic Arts at University of Westminster
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
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
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
2013 - 'Office of Re-Opening', Yallops Gallery, Norwich, UK
2012 - '22/Twentytwo', New Gallery, London
RESIDENCIES AND FUNDING
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
2023 Written paper 'Deconstructing understandings of emptiness: an examination of representations of transitory space and ‘non-place’ in photography', in the Forthcoming publication 'Watching, Waiting and the Photographic Representation of Empty Places', edited by Sandra Križić Roban and Ana Šverko, published by Leuven University Press
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 KNESH 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
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.