Justin Partyka uses 35mm film photography to tell unique stories of places and the people and things he encounters within them.  

Justin is based in the historic hill-top city of Poitiers in southwest France. Originally from the county of Norfolk, on the east cost of England, he has been making photographs for twenty years. Justin photographed extensively in his native region of East Anglia over many years, and the multiple bodies of work he produced over this time make up his major project, Close to Home. He has also photographed in other parts of the UK, Spain, Germany, Canada, and the United States. Since 2015 he has been photographing mainly in France.  

Justin’s photographs have been exhibited widely including at Tate Britain, London; the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich; and the Boutographies photo festival in Montpellier. Publications include Granta magazine, the Guardian weekend magazine, and the books Field Work, Fenwomen, and Not Exactly Nature Writing. 

Justin is available for commissions and assignments worldwide. He also teaches workshops, provides mentoring and gives talks about his work.  

Justin works out of atelier 161 in the centre of Poitiers and welcomes visitors.  

To contact Justin: 

Justin Partyka photography 

atelier 161 

161 Grand Rue 




+ 33 (0) 6 02 34 38 93 (France mobile) 

+ 44 (0) 77 88 57 19 64 (UK mobile)