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Jo Metson Scott’s Individual Approach To Reality

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London-based Photographer Jo Metson Scott was born in Exeter, England and has a degree in Photography from Birmingham Institute of Art & Design. She is primarily a portrait and documentary photographer whose work highlights the relationship between people and their surroundings. On of her main strengths is the ability to present reality in a gentle light.

Scott’s work has been exhibited all over Europe including Nottingham Castle Art Gallery, Hereford Photography Festival, Arles Photography Festival and the Venice Biennale Fringe. Among others, her commissioning clients are The New York Times, The Guardian Magazine, Dazed and Confused and Another Magazine. Scott’s subtle, esthetic images capture a tenderness even in the toughest subjects. In 2013, ten years after the military invasion in Iraq, she published her book “The Grey Line“ where she shows images of dissenting soldiers and their story presented through their own handwritten testimonies. Although some of her works are influenced by political topics, she masters the balancing act between art and commercial photography. Her instinct for shades of color and light creates visually captivating pictures covering a broad spectrum.

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All images © Jo Metson Scott