Dominic Nahr was born in 1983 in Switzerland and 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 2005 he was accepted into the Eddie Adams Workshop in New York, in which he won the Getty Images Assignment Award in recognition of his work.
In 2007, while still attending university in Toronto, Dominic became a freelance photographer, being commissioned by magazines such as Newsweek, GQ Magazine, The Fader, The Globe and Mail, among others. His photographs also appeared in TIME, Sunday Times Magazine, British Journal for Photography and others.
Dominic graduated from Ryerson University in June 2008. Recently he has been awarded an Award of Excellence in Photographer of the Year International in 2008. Dominic became a member of Oeil Public in September 2008. He recently has appeared in Stern, Spiegel, Internazionale, Le Monde 2, The Telegraph, Vanity Fair Germany and Italy.
Dominic is based out of Nairobi, Kenya.
2009 Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award presented at the Arles Photo Festival
2009 Sony World Photography Awards, 2nd place, Current Affairs.
2009 Winner PDN 30 under 30, Photo District News Magazine
2008 Selected Canada Winner Fast Forward 2008, Magenta Foundation.
2008 Winner, Award of Excellence, ‘Magazine News Picture Story', Pictures of the Year International
2008 Winner, Photo District News Magazine, Photo Annual
2007 Runner-Up College Photographer of the Year and 1st Place International Picture Story; 62nd College Photographer of the Year Award
2007 Finalist, Honorable Mention, Ian Parry Scholarship (England)
2007 Selected Canada Winner Fast Forward 2007, Magenta Foundation.
2007 Winner, Photo District News Magazine, Photo Annual.
2006 1st Place International Picture Story; 61st College Photographer of the Year Award.
2009 The Road to Nowhere, Visa pour l'image, Perpignan, France
2009 Solo Exhibition TBA (October), O'Born Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
2009 Solo Exhibition TBA (October), FCC, Hong Kong, China
2008 When Brothers Fight, Feature Exhibition, CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2007 Recent Work, Nuit Blanche, Camera, Toronto, Canada
2009 Sony World Photography Awards Finalists Exhibition, Cannes, France.
2009 Rendez-Vous, O'Born Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
2009 Contemporary at Kultura, Toronto, Canada.
2008 Pont des Arts - 60th Anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration, Amnesty International, Paris, France.
2008 document, O'Born Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
2008 When Brothers Fight, LOOK3 Photo Festival, IX Warehouse, Charlottesville, USA
2008 The Tears of Timor, National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra, Australia
2007 Ian Parry Scholarship - Finalist Group Exhibition, Getty Images Gallery, London, England