MA Photographic Studies
University of Westminster, London
Jessa Fairbrother draws repeatedly on the role of the familiar as a site for her investigations, using photography to explore the relationship between seeing and the performance of behaviour. Her images are often made using long exposures, or are burned and stitched after printing. Self-portraiture, narrative, loss and nostalgia are central to her practice.
Jessa was a journalist in regional news while developing her photographic career. She is the recipient of a number of bursaries and honourable mentions in the UK and Canada, and her work is held in public and private collections.