Vanessa Winship was born and currently resides in the United Kingdom. For almost a decade, she lived and worked in the Balkans and Turkey. She received two First Prize World Press Photo Awards in 1998 and 2008, respectively. Since 2005 she has been represented by Agence VU in Paris.
After studying cinema and photography at Westminster University (Polytechnic of Central London), Vanessa shares her time between photography and teaching. She then fully devotes herself to photography and lives for about 10 years in the Balkans and Turkey.
Her work has been exhibited on three separate occasions at the National Portrait Gallery in London, as well as the Kunsthal Museum, Rotterdam.