James Morgan is an award winning documentary photographer and filmmaker. He holds a BA in Social Anthropology and an MA with distinction in Photojournalism. He has spent the last couple of years traveling the world completing commissioned assignments and working on long-term projects for international editorial and NGO clients such as The Sunday Times, The New York Times, WWF, BBC, South China Morning Post etc.
In 2010 James also started up ‘spindrift’ – an ethical communications company who do everything from helping out grassroots activism projects right up to designing and implementing global campaigns for large multinational NGOs. He is currently focused on creating a revolutionary new web platform for the World Wildlife Fund.
James merges a fine art aesthetic with a rigorously ethnographic methodology, stressing intimacy with his subject matter and working out of compassion, respect and understanding for the people and issues he is fortunate enough to photograph. It is this approach that enables him to capture unique and stunning images from some of the most remote places in the world.
This year James has worked in Siberia, Mongolia, China, UK, America, Japan, Indonesia, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Ecuador and the Galapagos, producing images that have won him the Royal Photographic Society Bursary and a portfolio category in Travel Photographer of the Year 2010. Other nominations and awards include: Shortlisted World Nomad Travel Photography Scholarship 2009, Runner-up Photophilanthropy activist award 2010, Shortlisted Ian Parry Award 2010, Nominated Newscast Young Photographer of the Year 2010.
He is comfortable working in any environment and can speak English, Malaysian, Spanish, Icelandic and Indonesian. But not all at the same time.