About

Joanne Coates is a storyteller. Based in Yorkshire.

She has a democratic and poetic approach to what can be termed as the medium of photography. She identifies with the marginalised, and the edges. Inspired by landscape experiences and Northern Realism. Coates work focuses on a documentary approach to what can be deemed everyday stories. Coates is available for assignments. Her work has been exhibited both in the UK and internationally. 

Clients/Publications include: British Cycling / Vice/ Suitcase Magazine / Home of Millican /  Pylot/ Skipton Building society   /  BBC/   From Wembley to Soweto Foundation/  Royal Academy of the Arts /  Mpora / Cooler Magazine / Visit Orkney / Scottish Fishing Federation

She graduated from the Ba (Hons) Photography at London College of Communication in 2015

Joanne is also the founder of Lens Think

A W A R D S

Lisa Pritchard Futures Shortlisted 2017

Life Framer Editors Pick Still life 2017

Winner The Old Girls Club Mentorship 2016

Winner, Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Emerging Talent 2016

SFF Grant 2016

LPA Student Challenge – Runner Up 2014

Skipton Building Society Portfolio Award 2014

Ideastap Innovators 2013

Metro Imaging Mentorship // Portfolio Prize 2013

Ideastap Magnum Portfolio Review 2013

 

G R O U P    E X H I B I T I O N S

Retina Scottish International Photography Festival | Edinburgh | July / August 2017

Uplandish | York Saint John University | June / July 2017

Fresh Aire | Village | Leeds | June 1st -20th 2017

Defiance | London | September 2016

Revela-T Analog Photography Festival, Barcelona May 18th - June 5th 2016

RPS International Print Exhibition |  Royal Albert Hall | 15th October - 12th

PERMANENT GRAVY STRETCH | DECEMBER 4TH - JANUARY 31ST | Philadelphia, USA

Hive | F8 Collective Photomonth | Dalston | London | 6th - 18th October 2015

Hospital Club | London | Wembley to Soweto Foundation | August 2015

Upper Street Gallery | London College of Communications | June 2015

Oxo Tower, Bargehouse | London Analogue Festival | September 2014

BFI Southbank From Wembley to Soweto and Back November 2013

London Print Studio | From Wembley to Soweto and Back | London | August - September 2012

 

S O L O     E X H I B I T I O N S

We Live by Tha' Water Interim | Orkney College | November 2016

Liznojan | Rurality Conference | Scotland | October 2016

Liznojan | Wharf Chambers | Love Art Leeds Festival | October 2016

We Live by Tha' Water | The Nav School | Orkney International Science Festival | September 2016

The Plight of the Fishermen | Florence Arts Centre | Egremont Cumbria | August - September 2013

 

T A L K S

Ripon City | September 2017

Uplandish Conference | York Saint John University | June 2017

Old Girls Club Close up Event | April 2017

King Island Cultural Centre | Tasmania | February 2017

PHOTOCAFE | Birmingham | November 2016

Redeye Photography Network Hothouse event | Birmingham | November 2016

'To loses one in order to find oneself' Artist talk | Leeds City Museum | October 2016

Liznojan: Artist Talk | Love Art Leeds Festival | October 2016

ASLE-UKI Postgraduate Conference | Lincoln | August 2016

Artist Talk | University of the Highlands & Islands | February 2016

Artist Talk | Florence Mine Arts Centre | August 2012

 

W O R K S H O P S

Art Celebrating Equality | City of Culture | Hull | July 2016 - October 2017

Telling your story through the Archive | St Rognvald House | Kirkwall | March 2017

Telling your story through Photography | The Warren | Hull | December 2016

The Photographers Gallery | Human Rights, Human Wrongs | Workshop 2015

Royal Academy | sixties snapshot portrait workshop 2014

Doomed gallery | zine workshop 2014

Ideastap Judge for Top-Up Photography Fund - Awarded 10 young creatives financial support for personal projects 

R E S I D E N C I E S

King island | Tasmania | 2017

SFF | Stromness, Orkney | January - May 2016

 

All Images © Joanne Coates 2017