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Tessa Bunney


For over 25 years, Tessa 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 Finnish ice swimmers to Romanian nomadic shepherds, her projects reveal the fascinating intricacies of the dependencies between people, work and the land.


Her long term project about flower farming includes FarmerFlorist celebrating the domestic flower growers of Britain, The Road to Tambuzi a collaboration with a Fairtrade rose farm in Kenya and most recently The Flower Fields, a commission from NEPN (North East Photography Network) about flower farming and technology in Lincolnshire which was published in 2021.


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.


Between 2012 and 2016 she was based in Laos where she was working on her long term project The Corridor of Opportunity which was supported by Arts Council England and undertaking editorial and NGO commissions throughout the Southeast Asia region. The series The Women of UCT6 which documents an all-female UXO clearance team in Laos was published in the Financial Times Magazine (UK) and online.


She is currently working on Made out of Orchards commissioned by the Martin Parr Foundation and Going to the Sand, an ongoing personal project collaborating with Morecambe Bay fishermen.

Tessa's Work

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Lavandin Grosso

Giclée print

20 x 16”


Further Information


Toilet facilities available


Cash and Paypal  accepted


On street parking available nearby


Artist working on site

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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