Kieran Dodds is a non-fiction photographer known internationally for his research-driven photo stories and portraiture. His personal work looks at the interplay of environment and culture, tracing global events through daily lives.
A trained ecologist, Kieran is interested in ‘questions of being and doing’ ; in how humans live and how landscape functions as a crucible of culture. He has received grants to document Tibetan culture in flux, as pastoral nomads are resettled in highland China, and the role of spiritual beliefs in the global conservation movement. Living in Scotland, he has also focused on its recent political upheaval using the landscape to consider depictions and realities of Scottish identity through the centuries.
Kieran’s work is held by the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland and has been shown at the Scottish Parliament and the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. His first book ‘Gingers’ was released in November 2020 closely followed by a softcover second edition. The book was one of Smithsonian Magazine’s Photography books of 2020.