Jonathan Worth (photographer)

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Jonathan Worth is a British portrait photographer. He has worked for the New York Times,[1] New Scientist magazine, Universal Music and Vogue amongst others.[2] His shot-list includes musicians, sports stars and Hollywood actors like Jude Law,[3] Colin Firth and Casey Affleck. In 2009 Worth pioneered two free and open undergraduate photography classes at Coventry University Department of Media and Communication. He is a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

Life and work[edit]

Cory Doctorow, photographed by Worth

After leaving college, Worth assisted portrait photographer Steve Pyke for a number of years both in the UK and New York.[citation needed]

In 2000 he was selected as one of Photo District News Magazine's '30 under 30'.[4]

Steve Pyke, photographed by Worth

In 2009 Worth pioneered two open and free undergraduate photography classes called #picbod (Picturing the Body) and #phonar (Photography and Narrative). These classes have drawn large audiences and notable people including Elinor Carucci, Pete Brook and Professor David Campbell.[citation needed] in 2010 the world's first free 'class application' was launched on iPhone for the #picbod class.[5][6][7][8] These open classes have brought Worth significant attention from photography academics and external organizations.

In 2010 Worth was made a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) for "innovation and influential role in developing new business models for photographers using the social web".[citation needed]



The following public collections hold work by Worth:



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