Based in London, Nadav Kander is is a sought-after and immensely productive portrait-maker, shooting covers of some of the world’s most important individuals for some of the most respected publications. In a career spanning more than 30 years, he has also been pursuing personal work in the landscape tradition.
His restrained and articulate compositions have a clarity and calm that draw the viewer into zen-like states.
FLORENCE WELCH, ROLLING STONE, Nov. 2011
DAVID BECKHAM: THE MAN, 2015
Born in Tel Aviv, brought up in South Africa. Nadav began taking photographs at the age of thirteen having bought his first Pentax camera with his Bar Mitzva money.
Later, when called up for National Service he spent his time in the air force developing aerial photographs and became certain of his desire to be a lens based artist.
ERIN O'CONNOR, After Caravaggio, London 2004
VINETTE ROBINSON, NEW YORK TIMES Magazine
DANIEL KALUUYA, 2012
His artistic practice is underlined by a strong signature style... 'My pictures seek to expose the shadow and vulnerability that exists in all of us – and it is this vulnerability that I find so beautiful. [...] I grew up with injustice all around me, Apartheid was in everyone's bones. The pictures that I took then and into my early 20s, although unaccomplished, have the same sense of quiet and unease that is a part of my practice today.'
EDDIE REDMAYNE, FOREST
THE SHADOWS FOR UNDER THE INFLUENCE, 2014
STEVE McQUEEN, 2018
KIERA KNIGHTLEY, VARIETY, Jan. 2018
BBC, AMC and The Ink Factory, adaptation of "'The Little Drummer Girl' , 2018
RIDLEY SCOTT, VARIETY, Cover, 2014
He moved to London when he was twenty one. Established a studio four years later and went on to become one of his generation’s most successful photographers.
His work appears in publications including The Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time, Another Magazine.
DAVID LYNCH, 2007
RALPH FIENNES, EMPIRE Magazine, Feb. 19
DONALD TRUMP, TIME Magazine, Cover, Dec. 2016
EMMANUEL MACRON, TIME Magazine, Cover, Nov. 2017
JODIE FOSTER, 2018
He has been named 'International Photographer of the Year' by the Lucie Foundation, has won amongst others the prestigious Prix Pictet and a Gold Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Nadav has been exhibited worldwide and is included in prestigious International collections such as The National Portrait Gallery, London, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne and The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.
BODIES, 6 WOMEN, 1 MAN, 2011
QINGHAI PROVINCE - YANGTZE, THE LONG RIVER, 2006
SUNDAY PICNIC, CHONGQING - YANGTZE, THE LONG RIVER, 2006
MICHAEL FASSBENDER, 2011
He has collaborated with a vast range of clients, from finance, travel, and entertainment, to beverages, sports brands, fashion, and automotive.
AIR FRANCE, 2012
SATURN, Electric car
He has published 8 monographs, including 'Obama's people', 'Stern Fotografie Portfolio N°69', 'Yangtze, the long river' and in 2018, 'Dark line, The Thames Estuary'.
OBAMA'S PEOPLE, Flowers, 2009
On March 5th, Nadav Kander was revealed as the recipient of the “2019 Outstanding Contribution to Photography”,at the Sony World Photography Awards.
"This is a great accolade because it hints at one being an inspiration and I don't think there's a compliment greater than that."
YORGOS LANTHIMOS, THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 2018
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