Jon Tonks is a British photographer living in Bath, UK. Born in the West Midlands in 1981, he holds 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, Monocle, the British Journal of Photography and more. He has twice been shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing National Portrait Prize and the Terry O’Neill award, and in 2012 was a winner at the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Awards as well as was Judges Choice at the AOP Awards.
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 islands – relics of the once formidable British Empire. The book was hailed by Martin Parr as one of his best books the year. His work is now in a number of private collections, both in the UK and abroad, including The Hyman Collection of British photography, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Texas.