Kieran Dodds (b. 1980) is a non-fiction photographer known internationally for his research-driven photo stories and portraiture. His personal work considers the role of environment, 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 Glasgow with his wife Caz.
His work is represented by the Panos Pictures, London.
GEO, Smithsonian Magazine, BBC Wildlife magazine. La Repubblica D, The Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times, New Scientist, South China Morning Post, GEO Voyage, The Times, Wall Street Journal, Instagram Blog, National Geographic.
The Royal Photographic Society Environmental Bursary (UK, 2015)
Festival Photoreporter New Work Grant & Exhibition (France, 2015)