Joanna Vestey (1972) is a photographic artist based in Oxford, England. She studied photography at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and at Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem and has an MA in Social Anthropology and Development from SOAS. Her work has been exhibited at The Ashmolean Museum, The Southbank Centre, Personal Structures/Open Borders, Venice Biennale (2017), Glastonbury Festival, The North Wall and published in Le Monde, The Times and The British Journal of Photography. Her work is held in several collections including the National Portrait Gallery, London and a monograph of her work; Custodians, was published by the Ashmolean Museum in 2015. She has recently completed a practice led PhD at the European Centre for Documentary Research.
Beyond the Negative is a collaborative visual research platform that has grown out of my PhD research. Launching on instagram it is designed to showcase the work of 50 artist/photographers who push the boundaries of the photographic medium. Some of those boundaries are technical; some are narrative. Each are image makers who reveal our world to us in new and inspiring ways.