Virginia Woods-Jack

Born: United Kingdom
Lives and works: Aotearoa, New Zealand
Controlled Burn #1, 2019
Archival pigment ink print Ilford cotton rag paper
92 x 62 cm
Edition of 4
Image courtesy of the artist
Virginia Woods-Jack is a British-born photographic artist, currently living and working in Aotearoa New Zealand. Her practice explores notions of connection to place, materiality and memory to consider relationships between the human and more-than-human worlds. By doing so, she aims to understand how memory informs the way people interact with the natural environment to highlight the importance of care in navigating the climate crisis. This being integral to the preservation of the planet.

Woods-Jack is the founder and curator of Women in Photography NZ & AU. She has exhibited widely, both locally and internationally, and her work is held in private collections in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom. Her photographs have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The Guardian, The Observer and Time Magazine, among others, and she was a finalist in the 2010 New Zealand Contemporary Art Award. Her photobook None of this was done with us in mind will be published by Bad News Books in 2021.