Joanna Vestey – photographer

Joanna Vestey is an award winning photographer based in the UK.

Her work has been widely commissioned and published globally in newspapers and magazines. She has worked with Associated Press in Jerusalem and for magazines such as the Times and National Geographic. Her photos are held in several collections including five images recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery, London.

From the Custodians series

Jo has published several books to date. Her latest book Custodians, is due out early next year. To see more of Jo’s work, you can visit her website

Jo says: “My background in social anthropology has really influenced my working practice.  Family, stewardship and time are central themes that run through much of my work.  I draw inspiration from thought provoking portraits of people and images that often include an academic layering of meaning – at the moment I am drawn to the work of Thomas Struth, Rineke Dijkstra and Tina Barney. Currently I am working on a series for the White Ribbon Alliance which has 4 generations of women in each portrait and continuing an ongoing 5 year series on siblings.”

Promised Land
Promised Land