JOANNE COATES - Festival Speaker

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Joanne Coates is a documentary storyteller who uses the medium of photography.

Based in the North of England, she is interested in working life and class inequality. 

Key themes of Joanne’s work are; Northern culture in rural places, working class life and work such as farming and fishing. 

Her approach to photography is democratic and poetic, this can be seen in commissions for BBC, Vice, The Telegraph, and the Guardian.  

Joanne was worked internationally and across the UK and is founder of Lens Think, a bi-monthly social in Yorkshire to meet, share work, ideas, & develop photography in the North of England. Lens Think aims to fight for class equality in the creative industries. 

www.joannecoates.co.uk