Johannah Churchill, photographer from United Kingdom. Photo © Courtesy of the artist

1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.

Photography has always been a part of my life since I could hold a camera.  I learned to process and print black and white at the age of 15, but let the skill slide as soon as I discovered colour image-making.

I am a photographer who has exhibited at the Truman Brewery in London’s Brick Lane and Four Corners Gallery and Format Festival Derby. 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 is currently on display at the Royal London Hospital, exhibited by the National Portrait Gallery.

Melanie, March 2020 © Johannah Churchill

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.