Jono Terry (Zimbabwe, 1987), is a London based documentary photographer whose work is primarily focused on post-colonial Africa. His long-term photographic projects aim to both unpack and confront colonial history whilst offering insights into its continued legacy on contemporary African society.
Most recently he has been exploring the social history of Zimbabwe, the country of his birth, and the subsequent politics of belonging that remain since its independence in 1980. As a grandson of British immigrants to Rhodesia, he is interested in questioning his own belonging as a colonial legacy and navigating the complex landscape of white, Zimbabwean (African) identity. His varying methods to visualise post-colonial identity include photography, botany, cultural memory, anecdotes, and personal archives. He is strongly motivated by creating a dialogue about the past in order to decolonize the present.
2020 - PH Museum 2020 Grant Winner, 2020 - World Press Photo Global Talent Nominee, 2012 - NOOR Masterclass participant