Jon Jones is an independent photo editor, curator, and consultant and is the co-founder of the photographic consulting agency Newman-Jones.
As a photojournalist for the Sygma Photo Agency in Paris,
Jon documented conflict all over the world, most notably in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, his work being widely published by Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, the Sunday Times Magazine, Paris Match, and Stern.
His numerous international photographic awards include two World Press Photo Awards, Photographer of the Year, News Photographer of the Year, Feature Photographer of the Year, and Photo Essay of the Year.
He has collaborated on numerous books and media projects and his work has been widely exhibited as well as being held by private collectors and museums.
He has worked as a video producer for the BBC, producing magazine features, documentaries and news programmes on a worldwide basis. He was part of the team that won a Royal Television Society Award for the coverage of the Kosovo crisis.
He was the curator of the Sunday Times Magazine 50th Anniversary exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London which toured nationally, and is also the editor and producer of a major retrospective photographic book documenting the Bosnian War which received a POYi judges special recognition award.
He is a regular photographic judge, having served on the jury for the Getty Grants, the Association of Photographers Award, HIPA Dubai, the Sony WPO Award, the Moran Photographic Award. He is a board member and judge of the Ian Parry Scholarship, the Chair of the Jury for the Canon Professional Editors Award and an International Jury member for the Visa D’Or Awards in France.
He regularly lectures and has taught the Joop Swart Master-class for the World Press, and the Visa D’Or workshops in France.
He was previously the Director of Photography for the Sunday Times Magazine where his work was the recipient of the Amnesty International Photojournalism Award, the POYi Award of Excellence for visual editing, Photojournalist of the Year and Magazine Picture Editor of the Year.