B. United Kingdom, 1960
B. UNITED KINGDOM1960
Vanessa Winship’s (b.1960) is known for her portrait, landscape, reportage and documentary photography, combining a street-style immediacy with elegance and quietude. Winship’s projects span the Balkans, Turkey, the Black Sea, and the US, exploring the concepts of cultural heritage, identity, belonging, and collective memory. Winship’s publications include Schwarzes Meer (2007), Sweet Nothings (2008), She Dances on Jackson (2013), And Time Folds (2018) and Snow (2021).
Winship was born in Barton-upon-Humber, rural Lincolnshire. She studied photography at Filton Technical College in Bristol, and photography, film, and video at the University of Westminster, London. She is a member of Agence Vu in Paris. She has exhibited internationally, including twice at the National Portrait Gallery in London (2008, 2009), at the Rencontres d’Arles in France (2008), with Fundación Mapfre in Madrid (2014), with Dorothea Lange at The Barbican in London (2018), and most recently at the Image Singulieres Photo Festival in Sète, France, in 2019. Winship has won ‘Photographer of the Year’ at the Sony World Photography Awards in 2008, and was the first woman to win the Prix Henri Cartier-Bresson in 2011. She is also an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. Her work is held in permanent collections including Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation and Tate Britain.
She lives and works in Folkestone, England.
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