About me

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Jonny Weeks is a British photographer, feature writer and picture editor. He's worked for The Guardian newspaper since 2008 and spent three years managing its photography in Australia before returning to the UK. He now divides his time between Guardian duties and freelance photojournalism covering news, sport, fashion, culture and the environment. He’s usually based in London or Cornwall and is available on request.

Jonny began his career as a sport reporter in New Zealand where he taught himself photography. He later studied at Central Saint Martins, specialising in alternative photographic processes. In 2012 he was invited to exhibit his image Hurry Up Harry at Daegu Photo Biennale in South Korea; in 2017 he was a judge for the Nikon-Walkley photojournalism awards in Australia. Over the years he's interviewed many celebrated photographers such as Neil Leifer and Martin Parr.

Freelance commissions only –
The Guardian only –

Selected photo essays and feature writing
2019 – The Veja way: making ethical sneakers in Amazonia (photo essay)
2019 – A weekend with Wim Hof, aka the ‘Ice Man’ (feature)
2019 – Women’s FA Cup final (photo essay)
2018 – Big-wave surfer re-lives nightmare wipeout (feature)
2018 – Battle of Hastings revisited (photo essay)
2018 – World Cup colour chart (photo illustration)
2018 – Australian Open tennis (photo essay)
2017 – Space whisperers: NASA’s suicide mission (feature)
2017 – The battle for Waterloo (photo essay)
2017 – Taronga Zoo conservation (photo essay)
2017 – Storm chasers (feature)
2017 – Pipe dreams: on the road in pursuit of surfing glory (feature)
2016 – Ballgowns and bikinis: Australian fashion week (photo essay)
2016 – Canberra balloon spectacular (photo essay)
2016 – Sydney's Mardis Gras parade (photo essay)
2016 – An interview with Martin Parr (interview)
2015 – Balls and Bulldust (review)
2015 – Splendour in the Grass (photo essay)
2014 – Muhammad Ali: by the photographers who knew him (extended feature)
2014 – The story behind Maradona v Belgium (feature)
2013 – Sunset photography (feature)
2013 – Uncovering Chechnya's hidden identity (feature)
2013 – The art of peeping (feature)

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