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Kieran Dodds (b. 1980) is a non-fiction photographer known for his research-driven photo stories and portraiture. His personal work considers the interplay of environment and culture, tracing global events through daily lives.
After reading Zoology at university, he trained at the Herald newspaper group in Glasgow becoming an independent photographer after picking up a string of accolades including a 1st prize World Press Photo award for his self-assigned story- The Bats of Kasanka. A Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship allowed him to finish The Third Pole, documenting Tibetan culture in flux within the context of the landscape as pastoral nomads were resettled in the highlands of China.
At the time of Independence referendum he remained at home to consider the myths and realities of Scottish identity and their depiction in Western culture. Land of Scots sought out political and cultural narratives found with the country's diverse physical environments.. The portrait series Gingers originated at the same time using a visual cliche to sift through assumptions of national identity. Most recently, in the series Hierotopia we witness a new perspective on combating the ecological crisis, charting the role of ancient ideas on the protection of rural landscapes in northern Ethiopia.
He lives in Scotland with wife and twin daughters.
His work is represented by the Panos Pictures, London.
National Geographic, The New York Times, GEO, Smithsonian Magazine, The Financial Times, La Repubblica D, Die Zeit, South China Morning Post, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, Instagram Blog, New Scientist, BBC Wildlife magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine.
Environmental Photographer of the Year Finalist (UK, 2016)
NPPA Best of Photojournalism HM Environmental Story (USA, 2016)
The Royal Photographic Society Environmental Bursary (UK, 2015)
Festival Photoreporter New Work Grant & Exhibition (France, 2015)
NPPA Best of Photojournalism HM Portrait series (USA, 2015)
NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2nd Prize Pictorial (USA, 2015)
Environmental Photographer of the Year Finalist (UK, 2013)
Fabric of the Land Highly Commended (UK, 2013)
The Other Hundred Final Edit (Hong Kong, 2013)
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship (UK, 2012)
NPPA Best of Photojournalism HM International News (USA 2010)
The Press Photographer's Year 1st Prize Photo Essay (UK, 2010)
Scottish Press Photo Features Photographer of the Year (UK, 2007)
World Press Photo 1st prize Nature Stories (Netherlands, 2006)
University of Missouri Helge Hummelvol Scholarship (USA, 2006)
UK Picture Editor's Guild Young Photographer 1st prize (UK, 2005)
University of Aberdeen BSc Hons Zoology (UK, 2002)
The Explorers Club Young Explorers award (USA, 2001)
Hermitage, St Petersburg (Russia, 2015) The Way I Live / Gingers
Fabbrica Del Vapore, Milan (Italy, 2015) Africa In Volo / Bangweulu
Photoville, NYC (USA, 2015) Instagram / Gingers
Photoreporter International (France, 2015) Seabird Cities
Scottish Parliament (UK, 2013) Painting the Forth Bridge
University of Glasgow (UK, 2012) The Third Pole
Scottish Parliament (UK, 2009) Zimbabwe
Marischal College, Aberdeen (UK, 2006) Just One More