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In search of environmentally clean data

  • Company
    Photobanks Ltd.
  • Photographer
    Jonathan Banks
  • Credit
    Jonathan Banks

Our internet consumption is an indirect emission which has an unseen cost. The amount of energy consumed by the world’s data centres – the repositories for billions of gigabytes of information – will increase from around 2% of electricity (the same as the airline industry) to an estimated 8% by 2030.
Project Natick is Microsoft’s research into the feasibility of an underwater data centre, to determine whether it is logistically, environmentally, and economically practical.
It is hoped that the overall findings will result in more environmentally friendly data storage.

Jonathan Banks is an award-winning photographer with over 20 years’experience in commercial and media photography. Jonathan Banks studied under the prolific artist John Blakemore, and graduated from the University of Derby with a BA honours in Photographic Studies. He cut his teeth in editorial photography freelancing for The Daily Telegraphand various agencies. With a change in the market Jonathan diversified into photographing for corporate clients but maintained a hand in the editorial market by supplying a number of international magazines. Jonathan has always worked with NGOs

Awards Shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards in 2015

WINNER of the 10th International Color Awards in the "Architecture" 2017
July 2014 Jonathan Banks is a Gold Winner in the nature category of the 2014 Px3 Awards
February 2014 Jonathan Banks comes wins 2nd place for the "spontaneous moments" category for the World In Focus Travel Photography Contest 2014
February 2017 - “One Eyeland” announced the 2016 award winners. Two of my entries won in the “People – Culture” and “Editorial – War / Conflict” categories
25 January 2012 Jonathan Banks wins the spontaneous category in the PDN "World in Focus" awards and is currently featured in the PDN Magazine.
September 2010 Jonathan Banks was voted best in the FOTO8 Summer Show in the People's Choice Awards
Dec 2009 Jonathan Banks came runner up in the Travel Photographer of the Year - Festivals

Various nominations and honorable mentions in the Black and White Spider Awards, International Color Awards, Lensculture Awards, Minds Eye - All About Photography Awards, Magnum Photography Awards 2016 and International Photography Awards