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Jonathan Worth

Jonathan Worth

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)


Provides academic leadership, strategic and operational management within the subject area, whilst also seeking commercial and collaborative opportunities.

Main image - photography by Steve Wrightam.

Career overview

Jonathan Worth is a British portrait photographer and educator. His work appears in The New York TimesNew Scientist, Time, Fortune, Rollingstone and Vogue magazines amongst others. His portfolio includes musicians, sports stars, actors, business leaders and cultural figures such as the Killers, Kobe Bryant, Heath Ledger, James Dyson and his holiness the Dalia Lama.

His "innovation and influential role in developing new business models for photographers using the social web" was described in the European Parliament as being at the forefront of the cultural economy, in recognition of which he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts and Commerce.

As an educator he pioneered two free and Open Undergraduate Photography classes garnering over 35,000 participants in a single term and bringing significant attention from photography academics and external organizations. In 2013 he was made UK Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow for developing "a radically new approach to teaching, which magnifies the classroom experience through the affordances of social media and networked environments".

Research areas

Open and connected teaching and learning. Digitally enriched collaboration. Multi and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Course(s) I teach on

  • Kim Warren, BA (Hons) Photography
    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2023

  • Kim Warren, BA (Hons) Photography
    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2024

  • MA Photography Adam Deakin
    Postgraduate taught | Full-time | 2023

  • MA Photography Adam Deakin
    Postgraduate taught | Full-time | 2024

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