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Nadav Kander awarded the 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Photography

5 years ago

“Nadav Kander stands apart for his versatility, strength and subtlety. He creates strong powerful images that have incredible scale, often showing the dominance of man over the innocence of our environment. I am delighted that the World Photography Organisation can honor such an important artist by bringing together works from across his career.”
- Scott Gray, Founder and CEO, World Photography Organisation

We are delighted to announce artist, director and photographer Nadav Kander is the recipient of this year’s 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Photography.

Celebrated around the world for his intriguing approach towards photography, Kander has released seven books, been included in almost 30 international exhibitions and in 2015 was awarded an Honorary Fellowship Award from the Royal Photographic Society.

On receiving the award Kander says: ‘To be the 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient is a great accolade because it hints at one being an inspiration and I don't think there's a compliment greater than that. I feel honored to be in the same company as the previous recipients and if I have inspired people to dig deeper and to photograph authentically then I'm doubly honored. I'd also like to thank Sony and the World Photography Organisation for this platform, it really is very generous.’ 

A special selection of images and film by Nadav Kander will be exhibited in the East Wing at Somerset House, London, alongside the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. A unique selection of acclaimed and lesser-known series – including his varied portraiture, figure studies, landscape, and moving image works – creates a substantial presentation of Kander’s career. This is a rare opportunity to witness the artist’s varied imagery all in one space. 


Book your tickets to the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
On show April 18 to May 6 at Somerset House, London

Advanced booking highly recommended

Don’t miss: Nadav Kander in conversation plus anytime exhibition ticket 
Artist in Conversation: Nadav Kander and William A. Ewing

Thursday April 18, 7 to 8.30pm 
The Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, The Strand  
Tickets cost £25 and include 
one time entrance to the exhibition at Somerset House