Dominic Nahr is a contract photographer for TIME Magazine. He was raised in Hong Kong and graduated with a BFA from Ryerson University’s photography programme. 

Dominic has documented stories across the African continent, from Somalia to Senegal, Mali to South Africa. He has borne witness to natural catastrophes in Haiti and Japan; the Arab Spring in Egypt; famine in Somalia; border conflict between the governments of Khartoum and Juba; political unrest and terrorist attacks in Kenya; and war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Dominic is currently producing a publication that takes a critical but empathetic look at the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear fallout in Fukushima. His work has demonstrated a particular interest in the unabated psychological and physical effects that this devastating environmental disaster has cast on the Japanese population.
His editorial clients include TIME, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, Stern, Leica Fotografie InternationaI, The Telegraph Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and GQ France, amongst others.


  • 2017

    • Leica Oskar Barnack Award , Finalist

    • Fotostiftung Schweiz, 'Blind Spots' Solo Exhibition

  • 2016

    • Arles, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Associated Program Exhibition

  • 2015

    • Pulitzer Center Grant, for Untold Stories

  • 2014

    • Swiss Photo Academy, Swiss Photographer of the Year

    • Swiss Press Photo, 3rd Place International

  • 2013

    • World Press Photo, 3rd place in General News single

    • Pictures of the Year International, Award of Excellence General News

    • Swiss Press Photo, 1st Place, International

    • Days Japan International Photojournalisms Awards, Special Recognition

  • 2012

    • Pictures of the Year International Awards, 1st Place

    • Pictures of the Year International Awards, Honorable Mention

  • 2010

    • Magnum Foundation, Emergency Fund

    • World Press Photo, Joop Swart Masterclass

    • Pulitzer Center, for Untold Stories

    • Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards, 3rd Place

  • 2009

    • Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award, presented at the Arles Photo Festival

    • Sony World Photography Awards, 2nd Place, Current Affairs

    • Winner PDN 30 under 30, Photo District News Magazine

  • 2008

    • Magenta Flash Forward, Selected Canada Winner

    • Pictures of the Year International, Winner and Award of Excellence, 'Magazine News Picture Story'

    • Photo District News Magazine, Photo Annual Winner

  • 2007

    • College Photographer of the Year, Runner-Up and 1st Place International Picture Story; 62nd College Photographer of the Year Award

    • Ian Parry Scholarship, Honorable Mention

    • Magenta Flash Forward, Selected

    • Photo District News Magazine, Photo Annual WinnerD44