Vanessa Winship is a British photographer based in London. She was born in Great Britain in 1960. Winship graduated from Westminster University in 1987. She studied cinema and photography. In 1995 she got a certificate of London College of Printing. Later Winship joined Paris Agence Vu.
For the last 10 years Winship she has been working in both London and Istanbul. Most of her projects are devoted to the Balkans, specially to Turkey and Bulgar. Winship won lots of prestigious photo awards. Thus Winship is a winner of World Press Photo (in 1998 and in 2008), Sony world Photography Awards, Godfrey Argent Prize, and many others.
The first one to conquer the market of fine arts was the former navy officer James Christie. He organized the first sales of art objects in London in 1766. A year later he bought the special hall which became the first auction hall in Europe. From the very beginning James Christie was aiming to hold the leading position. The Royal Family sent the items from its private art collections to be exhibited or sold via auction.