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Kieran Dodds (b. 1980) is a non-fiction photographer known internationally for his research-driven photo stories and portraiture. His personal work considers the interplay of environment and culture, tracing global stories through daily lives.
After reading Zoology at university, he was trained professionally at the prestigious Herald newspaper group in Glasgow, picking up national and international awards including a 1st prize from World Press Photo for his self-assigned story- The Bats of Kasanka. A Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship allowed him to document Tibetan culture in flux in The Third Pole, as pastoral nomads are resettled in China. Most recently, he focussed on his home country at the time of political upheaval in Land of Scots using the landscape to consider depictions and realities of Scottish identity through time.
Freelance for nearly a decade, he is commissioned internationally and published widely. 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