From the life of a reportage photographer
Since Dominic Nahr was 22 years old, he has been working as a reportage photographer for various international magazines and editorial offices. What motivates the 35-year-old to travel to foreign countries and photograph stories about people, crises, poverty and conflicts. How does he prepare and how does he work on site? What are his subjects? What can he do? Are there moments when he puts the camera down? What does the job bring him personally?
Dominic Nahr reports on this and his exhibitions in his lecture.
Dominic Nahr was born in Appenzell in 1983, grew up in Hong Kong and moved to Nairobi in 2009. In addition to numerous covers in Time magazine, his pictures have been published by National Geographic, The New Yorker, Stern, Spiegel, Schweizer Illustrierte and NZZ. In 2017 he moved back to Switzerland, where today, in addition to his international work, he also publishes a weekly audio-photo essay for Republik Magazin. Nahr has won a World Press Photo and a Swiss Press Photo Award. In 2015 he was named Photographer of the Year by the Swiss Photo Academy. He is a Leica Ambassador and a founding member of the MAPS agency.