Dominic Nahr

Dominic Nahr is a contract photographer for Time magazine and joined Magnum Photos as a nominee in July 2010. He is also represented by O’Born Contemporary in Toronto.
Nahr currently resides in Nairobi, Kenya. Dominic Nahr works with a strong and unwavering gaze, aiming to document and disseminate images of actions that must not be continued or forgotten. He is intent on reporting certain and unflinching narratives about natural catastrophes, civil unrest and crimes inflicted in the pursuit of protecting physical and psychological borders. Nahr was raised in Hong Kong where he established himself as a photojournalist. There, he worked for the South China Morning Post as a staff photographer. In 2007, while still attending university in Toronto, Nahr became a freelance photographer, being commissioned by magazines such as Newsweek, GQ and The Fader. He graduated from Ryerson University in 2008. Nahr has been honored with several prestigious awards, including The Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award. He has been selected as one of the ‘Top 30 under 30 photographers’ by PDN magazine and has been exhibited at Visa Pour l’Image in Perpignan, France. Recently, Nahr has been selected to take part in 2010’s Joop Swart Masterclass in Holland and grants from the Pulizer Center and the Emergency Fund. His editorial clients include National Geographic, Time, Stern, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde 2, Internazionale, and GQ. Nahr’s fine art prints are featured in many private collections.





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