J O A N N E   C O A T E S

 

Joanne Coates (b. 1989) is a photographer based across the UK. 


Joanne Coates image-making is often a dance with self-doubt, both poetic and practical. It is this balance between states that the image-maker uses to create a sense of unease and ambiguity. Coates uses the medium of photography to translate visual stories that lie somewhere between myth, reality and the everyday. She seeks an intimacy with the viewer, to feel an attraction with place. The work often asks questions about how we relate to the world, whilst gifting a private vision, it is this multiplicity to the work that allows one to delve a little deeper into the thoughts behind it.