Born in the UK 1960, Vanessa Winship holds a BA in Film, Video and Photography from the Polytechnic of Central London, UK. (1987)
Lived and worked for several years in Turkey and the surrounding region, as well as working extensively in Britain, and the United States of America.
She has taught a number of workshops, and has been invited on several artist residencies.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, 2018.
In 2014 she exhibited her work at Fundacion Mapfre, Madrid, Spain.
In 2011 she was the recipient of the Prix Henri Cartier-Bresson award, which she used to create her work in the United States of America, the book and exhibition titled she dances on Jackson.
She is the author of five monographs: And Time Folds
(MACK), Vanessa Winship (MAPFRE), she dances on Jackson (MACK), Sweet Nothings (Foto8/Images En Manœuvres) and Schwarzes Meer (MARE)
Her other distinctions include the Sony L‘Iris d’or World Photographer of the year prize, the National Portrait Gallery Godfrey Argent award, and two World Press Photo Awards.
She is a member of Agence and Galerie VU.
For Vanessa photography is a process of literacy, a journey of understanding.
Her work explores the fragile nature of our landscape and society, how memory leaves its mark on our collective and individual psyches.