Joanne Coates

Joanne Coates

PhotographerBarnard Castle, United Kingdom
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Joanne Coates

Joanne Coates

PhotographerBarnard Castle, United Kingdom
About me
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 Artificial Things | Shutter Hub Exhibition | Art at the ARB | Cambridge | November -January 2017 / 18 EYEem Photography Festival | Berlin | September 15th -17th 2017 FLOW Photography Festival | Highland Print Studio | Inverness | September 2017 Retina Scottish International Photography Festival | Edinburgh | July / August 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 Visiting Lecturer | York Saint John University | York | October 2017 Ripon City | October 2017 MiniClick | The Brunswick | Leeds | September 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 Visual Storytelling | IOU Halifax | October 2017 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
Projects
  • When the Boat comes in
    When the Boat comes inThe women of south-west England working in the male-dominated fishing industry.
  • BBC Radio Four Snapshots
    BBC Radio Four Snapshotswww.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09hr3bv
  • North Sea Swells
    North Sea SwellsPhotographer Joanne Coates has for three years been recording the lives of those working in the fishing industry in Scotland, capturing the salt-drenched men who spend time at sea. For Coates, raised in a rural area of northern England, these photographs are a continuation of childhood trips to the sea. Every Sunday she was taken with her brother to Scarborough, Whitby and Bridlington, giving her a glimpse of her future subjects. "Rubber boots here, nets there, catching snippets of seafarers' conversations," says Coates. "The frayed jumpers, the big smiles. I can't explain the connection, but it was there." These pictures show a world of hard labour and long days, grubby overalls and grey skies. It is a treacherous business. More lives were lost at sea in the first six months of 2016 than in the whole of the previous year. The Fishermen's Mission charity claims that an average of 15 fishermen a year are killed or seriously injured each year. n Orkney, where Coates took these images, fishing is a way of life for many of the men. She captures the inshore fishermen of the Orkney Fishermen's Society, a cooperative established in 1953. with brown crab and lobster as its main catch. This association works closely with researchers to maintain a sustainable fishing ground, with the area also being home to Europe's largest lobster hatchery, which releases over 100,000 lobsters annually. Coates' atmospheric photographs trace the everyday lives of these men, as they navigate their way through an uncertain future.
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Projects credited in
  • 30 Day Photo Challenge - November Edition
    30 Day Photo Challenge - November EditionI invited 30 photographers to collaborate with me in a 'NO THEME' photo challenge. They send me a photo and I respond to it with each photographer allocated a day. Their photograph together with my response is posted on my blog each day for 30 days.
Work history
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    Workshop FacilitatorHull City of Culture 2017
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Skills
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Education
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Awards
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    Metro Print AwardMetro Imaging
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