Jo Broughton holds a BA in Editorial, Fashion and Advertising Photography from Kent Institute of Art and Design.
When she moved to London, having secured work as an assistant in a photographer’s studio, she had no idea what kind of photography this was. Only on arriving at the studio did she realised the studio produced both films and still photography for magazines, all of it pornographic. Broughton’s time at the studio seems an indelible mark, as almost all her work was inspired by it.
After working for magazines such as Marie Claire, The Observer and The Sunday Times, she then studied an MA in Fine Art Photography at the Royal College of Art.