Jessica Lennan (b.1982, Berlin/ Germany) is a photographer and Lecturer based in the South West of England. Her work is a careful and sensitive investigation of the social environment and more specifically of the relationship between people and places. She graduated from the Ostkreuzschool for Photography (Berlin/Germany) in 2009 and completed an MA in Photography and the Book at Plymouth University (UK) in 2012. Her work has been exhibited in Berlin, Paris and at several places in the South West of England. Lennan is also Co-Director and Co-Founder of DODO PHOTO, a gallery and project space for contemporary photography in Exeter.
‘Eastern Poland’ is the result of a road trip in 2011 along the border of Eastern Poland with Politics and History PhD researcher Bartosz Lyszkiewicz. The initial aim of the project was to learn more about the mosaic of the ethnic and religious communities in the 21st century Eastern Poland to support Bartosz’ Phd thesis. Most of the time was spent in little villages, searching for remnants and listening to stories of the local people.
‘Two Cities’ is a handmade artist book, exploring the two cities Exeter and Plymouth (UK) as a juxtaposed narrative.