B.1983 Switzerland Based in Nairobi dominicnahr [at] gmail.com
Dominic Nahr was born in Appenzell, Switzerland in 1983 and grew up in Hong Kong.
In 2008 he graduated from Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts in Toronto, Canada and moved to Nairobi, Kenya in 2009. Since graduating, Nahr has devoted himself to documenting conflicts, humanitarian crises and critical social issues.
Nahr’s clients include National Geographic Magazine, Der Spiegel, Schweizer Illustrierte and Médecins Sans Frontières amongst others and he became a contract photographer for Time Magazine in 2011 until 2015.More
Nahr has received a World Press Photo Award, Pictures of the Year Awards, Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award, Swiss Press Photo Award and was twice nominated for the Prix Pictet. In 2015 he was named Swiss Photographer of the Year by the Swiss Photo Academy in Zurich.
Nahr’s photographs have been exhibited internationally in solo shows, at such places as The Swiss Foundation for Photography, Les Rencontres d'Arles, twice at Visa pour l’image in Perpignan, and NRWForum Kultur und Wirtschaft in Düsseldorf. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, Fotostiftung Schweiz, Ryerson Image Centre and various Private Collections.Less
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