Jo Booth

Jo Booth

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)


Jo Booth teaches across all three years of the undergraduate award.

Jo is an active researcher with a particular interest in heritage and photographic archives, including those held in British museums. Having spent many years working for the National Science and Media Museum (formerly the National Media Museum) in Bradford, Jo moved into HE teaching in 2007.

Jo’s practice usually features found photographs, and material drawn from her personal collection of domestic photographs which includes many hand-coloured magic lantern slides, which she has collected over many years.

Career overview

After initially studying for a BA in Fine Art at NTU, Jo moved into teaching and spent several years teaching photography in various community education settings. Her interest in photography deepened and she undertook a fully funded Arts Council Traineeship in gallery and museum based photography education based at the (then) National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in Bradford. She became the Museum’s Learning and Development Coordinator in 1996 and remained in the post (latterly in a part-time capacity) until 2011, working mainly with the Museum’s archives and temporary exhibitions.

From 2011 onwards Jo worked in various universities teaching on a variety of BA Photography courses. She joined the team at NTU in September 2017 and in January 2018 was appointed as Acting Course Leader.

Jo holds an MA in Visual Art and is trained to Post Graduate Diploma level in Post Compulsory Education and Training. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is currently studying for a PhD at NTU, looking at photography in museum archives in Britain.

Research areas

Jo has exhibited her work widely and participated in the Brighton Photo Biennial in 2016. She has participated in many group shows in various venues including the Crossley Gallery at Dean Clough in Halifax and at Left Bank in Leeds. She has also exhibited at South Square and the Dye House Gallery in Bradford, at the Bowery Gallery in Leeds and at Hull School of Art and Design.

Examples of Jo’s practice can be found here:

Course(s) I teach on

  • Undergraduate | Full-time | 2019