BIO

I'm a South African photographer, visual artist and filmmaker, currently based in London.
I'm motivated to produce work that blends storytelling elements from my documentary photojournalist background with an abstract artistic nature that seeks to explore the unconscious. 

I have worked as freelance photojournalist in Tbilisi, Georgia where I covered stories in the greater Caucuses region and in several post-Soviet states, including Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

 

I studied a MA in Photography: The Image & The Electronic Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London, where I learned to extend my photography practice into the spheres of filmmaking, animation, analogue photography, portraiture and mixed media art. 

My photographs have been published in BBC News, GQ, Men’s Health, OZY and Huck Magazine, as well as in media outlets in Italy, the Netherlands, China, Portugal and Russia.

 

My photographic projects that have been exhibited at the Somerset House Gallery in London and Casa Saraceni Gallery in Bologna, Italy as part of the Syngenta Photography Award.
My  work has also been shown in galleries in Rome, Nepal, South Africa, Ukraine, South Korea and Georgia.

I have worked for the United Nations Development Programme Ukraine – covering conflict-affected communities in the eastern Ukraine – and for a variety of NGOs in South Africa, Madagascar, Swaziland, India, Georgia and Ukraine, including UNDP Georgia, Operation Smile and Save the Children.

I'm especially interested in the analogue photographic process and alternative printing methods as a means of disrupting the passive manner of consuming digital imagery. 

If you'd like to get in touch for commissions, assignments or collaborations, you're in luck because I have been saving all my best photographs for you.

 

Email me at ianmcnaughtd@gmail.com and let's work together.

Exhibitions

Dreams in Blue                      
William Goodenough House, London

Solo exhibition  


 2020

Pixelscape                       
Goldsmiths College, University of London

Group exhibition  

 

2020

Between The Soil And The Sky              
William Goodenough House, London

Solo exhibition  


 2019

Men Between Mountains                 Suwon Photo Festival, Suwon,
South Korea

Group exhibition  


2018

The Battlegrounds of Ukraine              Suwon Photo Festival, Suwon,
South Korea

Group exhibition  


 2018

I.N.C.L.U.S.I.ON                   
Tbilisi Photo Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia

Group exhibition  


 2018

One Shot

Kolga Photo Week, Tbilisi, Georgia

Group exhibition  


 2018

Grow/Conserve                     
Somerset House, London

Group exhibition  


 2017

The Street Experience                     
Gallery Millepiani, Rome

Group exhibition  


 2017

Grow/Conserve                     
Casa Saraceni Gallery, Bologna, Italy

Group exhibition  


 2017

Grand Opening                      
Fotografia Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia 

Group exhibition  


 2017

Manhood For Amateurs                    Grey Area Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 

Solo exhibition  


 2016

Moving Asia                    
Photo Kathmandu photography festival, Kathmandu, Nepal 

Group exhibition  


 2020

Upcoming exhibitions

The Goldsmith Film Festival, London 
 2020

Bloomsbury Film Festival, London  2020

Editorial publications

BBC News
​OZY
GQ 
HUCK Magazine
Men’s Health
The New Humanitarian
Chai Khana
Elsevier Juist (Netherlands)
P3 (Portugal) 
Lenta (Russia)
Getaway Magazine
Go! Magazine
Life Force Magazine
​Internazionale (Italy)
Sunday Independent
Between 10 and 5
TheDifferent.tv
Edge Of Humanity Magazine
The Superbalist
​Daily Nation

NGO Clients

UNDP (Ukraine) 
Operation Smile (Madagascar, South Africa, Swaziland)
Save The Children (Georgia) 
The Gu Chu Sum Institute (India)

Ubuntu Africa: (South Africa)

Elva (The Netherlands)

Ikamva Labantu (South Africa)

CENN (Georgia)

Reach For A Dream Foundation (South Africa)

 

 

© 2020 by Ian McNaught Davis​. All the photographs, videos and images on this site are copyright and are not licensed for gain, commercial or public use or use in the public domain. 
Ian McNaught Davis Photography © 2008 – 2020.

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