Jessa Fairbrother

The United Kingdom, London The Photographers' Gallery

Jessa Fairbrother is a UK-based photographer. Photography, performance and a needle are central to Jessa’s practice. She uses the body-as-site to explore communal meanings and is concerned with making explicit the moment when performed gesture and gaze of the viewer collide. She frequently appears in her own images, piercing and embroidering them to employ process as action. Needle perforations and thread puncture the skin of the photograph, extending image-objects beyond a single time and space. Her tactile approach to making work has led to her being shortlisted for the 2017 Jerwood Makers Open as well as awarded the GRAIN portfolio prize at Format International Photography Festival.