Hello, I’m Jo Bradford. Green Island Studios is my creative studio, workshop space and colour darkroom, set in a stunning hilltop location with panoramic views across Dartmoor and Devonshire in the UK.
I am a practising photographer and artist and I also offer one-to-one tuition and group workshops in analogue and alternative photographic printmaking, digital photography and image editing. I also travel widely for public speaking engagements and to participate in seminars about photography. I exhibit and sell my handmade prints all over the world. I am a Getty Images Contributor and I also take portrait and editorial commissions.
Born in Hertfordshire, England, I was raised in Southern Africa. I received my Masters Degree (with Distinction) in Photography: Critical Practice from University College Falmouth in 2004. From October 2010 to June 2011, I was the Artist In Residence at Plymouth College of Art. Since my first exhibition in 2000, my work has been regularly exhibited and collected all over the world.
In 2015, following the success of my 365 photography project “A Love Letter to Dartmoor” which gathered 50K+ followers on Social Media, I happily agreed to exhibit the whole body of work at the Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre in 2016, and was also invited to be an Ambassador for Visit Dartmoor, the official tourism organisation for Dartmoor.
During my career I have been lucky enough to license my work and receive commissions from many clients including American Express, Disney, Oprah.com, M&C Saatchi, MTV New York, Google, AOL, Viacom, Faber & Faber, Hello Magazine, Microsoft, Channel Four TV, Zara, Samsung, Conde Nast France, McGraw Hill Publishing and Random House Publishing.
– AWARDS, GRANTS AND BURSARIES –
2016 – Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.
2015 – DNPA / ‘Your Dartmoor Fund’ Grant Project Funding Award.
2010 – AA2A / Arts Council Fund Artist in Residence Scheme – Plymouth College of Art.
2008 – Saatchi Gallery & Harper Collins Publishers Shortlisted Book Cover Design.
2006 – Unlocking Cornish Potential Graduate Placement Award.
2004 – Fenton Arts Trust Grant Project Funding Award.
2003 – Arts Council England Grant Creative Development Award.
2003 – West Midlands Arts / ‘Trade Partners International Grant’ Rhubarb Rhubarb Half Bursary Award.
2002 – Arts Council England Grant Creative Development Award.
2002 – West Midlands Arts Grant Rhubarb Rhubarb Full Bursary Award.