Jerome Whittingham

I’m a documentary photographer, podcast and audio features producer, reporter and interviewer. I’m currently employed as Programme and Communications Coordinator for Stoke Creates, the cultural compact for Stoke-on-Trent and its surrounding area.

Hull strike for climate
Hull Strike for Climate. 2019.
Portraits for the Social Mobility Pledge
Portraits for The Social Mobility Pledge, 2019. Clockwise from top left: Justine Greening, Tommy Coyle, Alan Johnson, Paul Sewell, John Godber, Emma Latimer.

I have a wide interest in social issues, culture, conservation and the environment, and the arts. I regularly report on topics including: social enterprise, the third sector, community development, environmental issues, nature and conservation, food sustainability, and arts development and production.

Advent People, Hull 2017
Advent People, Hull 2017.
Mercury Fur, production still for Middle Child theatre company, Hull
Mercury Fur, Middle Child Theatre Company.

I have been commissioned photographer to Back to Ours and Appetite (2 Arts Council England, Creative People and Places project), The Big Malarkey Festival (Hull Libraries and the James Reckitt Trust), Humber Mouth Literature Festival (Hull City Council and Wrecking Ball Press), Contains Strong Language (BBC and Wrecking Ball Press), Heads Up Theatre Festival (E52 Theatre and Battersea Arts), the Amy Johnson Festival, HullBID (Business Improvement District), Artlink’s Square Peg disability and diversity project.

Akala, Humber Mouth Literature Festival, Hull
Akala, Humber Mouth Literature Festival.
FEASTival People, Freedom Festival Arts Trust 2018, photographer Jerome Whittingham
FEASTival People, Freedom Festival Arts Trust 2018.
Portrait of Neil Baldwin
Neil Baldwin, ‘Nello’, 2016.

My special commissions have been exhibited in several galleries and public spaces:

Exhibitions & Projects

Widely and regularly appearing in print, my photographs have been published in The Guardian, The Yorkshire Post, Hull Daily Mail, The Big Issue (North), The Metro, and many trade and voluntary sector publications.

Shame by John Berkavitch, The Guardian.

I’ve been a regular guest and contributor to local BBC and community radio stations. I’ve also recorded a number of oral history and community audio podcast projects, for example Contemporary Voices: Africans in Yorkshire.

I am a freelance member of the Arts Marketing Association, and a longterm member of a-n The Artists Information Company.

Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, is my current base, but I flit about the Midlands, the North, and London.

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Documentary photographer. Podcast & audio features producer. Reporter/Interviewer. Programme and Communications Coordinator for Stoke Creates, the cultural compact for Stoke-on-Trent and its surrounding area.