Magnum Photos Photographer Profile
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Dominic Nahr
b. 1983, Switzerland
We have the freedom to do whatever we wish. Nothing is impossible. We have survived, simply by being born in the right place at the right time. ”
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.