“My photography work focuses on narratives within different territories such as my own but also ones far from me, where culture, identity, history and environment collide. From photojournalism to contemporary photography, I have a desire to document the many different intricate realities that I come across.
I aim to build an intimate portrait of each subject I photograph and focus on the social interactions and issues within different groups of individuals and the landscapes they live in.
After graduating from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in France, photography is my main medium, I tend to question its possibilities with an artistic approach and by blurring the thin border between art and documentary photography. In the past years I have spent much time in Australia and South America where I documented the every day life of different indigenous communities. This project is on going.
Today, I also photograph in a much spontaneous manner, slowly building what I call ‘a visual diary of my everyday life’.
I was born in France with English parents. France is my home, and is where I work as a freelance photographer.” – Jasmine Bannister, born in 1994, Quimperlé, France