Jon Tonks. Square 9

2 - 21 March 2021

James Hyman is delighted to present the exhibition Jon Tonks. Square 9. The exhibition presents 9 works by Jon Tonks, which are particularly meaningful for Tonks and that stand outside his larger projects. The exhibition includes a special limited edition folio of all 9 images, as well as larger exhibition prints of each work.

As Tonks has explained:

"When lucky enough to go on a journey and produce work I feel alive and present, this kind of stimulation is an addictive emotion and one that I miss greatly when absent for too long.

These nine images each evoke this emotion in me, and represent moments in the last few years that have a particular poignancy. It might have been a commission for a magazine I thought I would never get to work for, a moment where everything fell into place perfectly on a shoot, or perhaps simply the result of driving an hour in the wrong direction and having to turn back afterwards."

Jon Tonks is a British photographer based in the UK. His work focuses on telling stories about people's lives shaped by history and geography. With an MA in Documentary Photography & Photojournalism from London College of Communication, his work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Sunday Times, Telegraph and FT Weekend Magazines, the British Journal of Photography and more. He has been shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing National Portrait Prize three times, twice for the Terry O'Neill award, and in 2014, Tonks was presented with the Vic Odden Award by the Royal Photographic Society for his first book Empire - a journey across the South Atlantic exploring life on four remote British Overseas Territories. The book was hailed by Martin Parr as one of his best books the year. His latest book, a collaboration with the writer Christopher Lord is entitled The Men Who Would Be King and will be published by Dewi Lewis later this year.

Tonks's work is in public and private collections including the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Texas, The Hyman Collection, London, The Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol, The Royal Photographic Society, Bristol.