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Johannah Churchill

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Lecturer in Contemporary Photography

I am a photographer who has exhibited at the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, London’s Four Corners Gallery and Format Festival. My portrait, Melanie March 2020, was also part of the National Portrait Gallery’s “Hold Still” exhibition where it was reproduced as a mural in Manchester, but also displayed as part of a country-wide outdoor exhibit across the UK culminating in a screen display piece in Piccadilly Circus for the book launch by the Duchess of Cambridge. A print of this image, acquired by the National Portrait Gallery is currently housed at the Royal London Hospital.

Most recently, I have spent time judging photography competitions for the BBC and the Wellcome Trust’s major competition Wellcome Photoprize alongside Brett Rogers and Azu Nwagbogu among other notable judges.

My main specialism is portrait and documentary photography. I'm originally from Newcastle upon Tyne and studied BA Photography at Middlesex University in London where I won a scholarship to study to MA level.

Running parallel to my photography career, I have worked as a part-time nurse with a specialism in diabetes while living in London for the last 12 years. My work in the NHS informs my photographic practice and vice versa. Many of my works depict health care professionals in their downtime, examining the impact of care on the carer and my MA work has focused on human connection during post-Brexit division. My work has been seen in the FT, Telegraph, the Guardian, various nursing publications, De Standaard and the British Journal of Photography among others such as Hello and Grazia.

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Last updated 02 May 2024