Kieran Dodds

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.

He lives in Scotland with his wife and twin daughters. His work is represented by Panos Pictures, London.


+44 7817 353 481


Instagram: @kierandodds

Agent: Panos Pictures, London

Gallery: Browns Gallery, Inverness


Garden Futures/Hierotopia
Vitra Design Museum
Weil am Rhein (Germany, 2023)

Cherish/ Rewild
Edinburgh Science Festival
Edinburgh (UK, 2023)

Counted/ Gingers
Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh (UK, 2022)

To Bend and To Bough/Hierotopia
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Los Angeles (US, 2022)

Inaugural show/ Seabird Cities
Browns Gallery
Inverness (UK, 2022)

RSA Annual Exhibition/ Hierotopia
Royal Scottish Academy
Edinburgh (UK, 2020)

Border Patrol
Nomas Projects
Dundee (UK, 2022)

To Bend and To Bough/Hierotopia
Bridge Projects
Los Angeles (US, 2020)

Into the Blue/Seabird Cities
Edinburgh International Science Festival
Edinburgh (UK, 2020)

Seabird Cities
University of Stirling
Stirling (UK, 2019–2020)

Sony World Photography awards
London (UK, 2019)

First Things Gallery
NYC (USA, 2019)

Stills Gallery
Edinburgh (UK, 2019)

Ahmanson Gallery
Irvine, CA (USA, 2018)

Dialogue of Cultures/Gingers
State Hermitage
St Petersburg (Russia, 2018)

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Inverness (UK, 2017)

Africa In Volo/Bangweulu
Fabbrica Del Vapore
Milan (Italy, 2015)

Photoville, NYC (USA, 2015)

Seabird Cities
Photoreporter International
St Brieuc (France, 2015)

Painting the Forth Bridge
Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh (UK, 2013)

The Third Pole
University of Glasgow
Glasgow (UK, 2012)

Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh (UK, 2009)


Nature, New York Times, GEO, Smithsonian Magazine, Financial Times, La Repubblica, Die Zeit, The Times, Wall Street Journal, Instagram blog, New Scientist, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, National Geographic, The Guardian Saturday Magazine.


Selected Accolades

Smithsonian Magazine
Photo Books of the Year- Gingers
(US, 2020)

Sony World Photography Awards
Landscape – 3rd prize
(UK, 2019)

NPPA Best of Photojournalism
HM Environmental Story
(USA, 2016)

The Royal Photographic Society
Winner – Environmental Bursary
(UK, 2015)

Festival Photoreporter St Brieuc
New Work Grant & Exhibition
(France, 2015)

NPPA Best of Photojournalism
HM Portrait series
(USA, 2015)

NPPA Best of Photojournalism
Pictorial – 2nd Prize
(USA, 2015)

Environmental Photographer of the Year
(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
Photo Essay – 1st Prize
(UK, 2010)

Scottish Press Photo
Features Photographer of the Year – 1st Prize
(UK, 2007)

World Press Photo
Nature Stories – 1st prize
(Netherlands, 2006)

University of Missouri
Helge Hummelvol Scholarship
(USA, 2006)

UK & Ireland Picture Editor’s Guild
Young Photographer – 1st prize
(UK, 2005)

University of Aberdeen
BSc Zoology (Hons)
(UK, 2002)

The Explorers Club
Young Explorers award
(USA, 2001)