Born in England to parents of Jamaican origin, Joy Gregory’s work has been influenced by a combination of race, gender and aesthetics. She attended the Royal College of Art where she was awarded a Masters in Photography in 1986. Gregory has exhibited internationally, including in Cape Town, South Africa where she first showed her series Lost Histories, reflecting on colonization and its effects on culture and self-image. In 2002, Gregory received the NESTA Fellowship, which enabled her to combine her unique 19th century printing process with digital media. Her work is featured in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, and Yale University, New Haven. She lives and works in London.