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Tessa Bunney


For over 30 years, Tessa Bunney has photographed rural life, working closely with individuals and communities to investigate how the landscape is shaped by humans. From hill farmers near her home in North Yorkshire to Icelandic puffin hunters, from Romanian nomadic shepherds to Lincolnshire flower farmers her projects reveal the fascinating intricacies of the dependencies between people, work and the land.


FarmerFlorist was recently published by Another Place Press as part of their Field Notes series and in early 2020 her exhibition ‘Otherwise Unseen’, bringing together four series which explore various rural communities in Europe and South East Asia was shown at the Side Gallery in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Britain’s only documentary photography gallery. 


Recent work includes ‘Made out of Orchards’ which was commissioned, published and exhibited by the Martin Parr Foundation and ‘Going to the Sand’, an ongoing personal project collaborating with Morecambe Bay fishermen which will be published by Another Place Press in 2023.


She is the recipient of the TPA/RPS Environmental Bursary 2023 to work with fishermen from the Teesside and Yorkshire coast to tell their story following the devastating wash-up of crabs and lobsters on which their livelihoods depend.

Tessa's Work

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Whitebait, 2019

from the series ‘Going to the Sand’

Further Information


Toilet facilities available


Cash and Paypal  accepted


On street parking available nearby


Artist working

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Indicative Price Point: £-££
Commissions taken

Find Tessa

Tel: 07850 740254

Vault Studio Space, 5 Piercy End, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, YO62 6DQ


Further instructions: Find Tessa at Vault Studio Space – the old HSBC on Kirkbymoorside high street, opposite “The Lemon Tree” fish and chip shop and “Wainds” butchers. Street parking is available outside the studios, town car park is behind the library. The building is disability accessible but my studio is up two flights of stairs. The toilet is up two flights of stairs. Nearest disability toilet is in public toilets in the town car park.

Contact Tessa

Tel: 07850 740254

Vault Studio Space, 5 Piercy End, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, YO62 6DQ

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