About JONATHAN HYAMS // PHOTOGRAPHER
Jonathan Hyams is a freelance photographer based in London and Rio de Janeiro. His
work has featured in leading international publications such as The Guardian, The Times,
The Independent, New Internationalist, The British Journal of Photography, Foto 8, BBC
Focus on Africa, I-D, The Spectator and The Globe and Mail, and is exhibited
Since launching his career in 2007, Jonathan Hyams has been nominated and awarded
several international awards for his photography such as the Times/Canon Young
Photographer Of the Year; the Guardian/Royal Photographic Society’s Joan Wakelin
Award; Environmental Photographer Of The Year; Magenta Flash Forward; UK Winner
2009; the Vice/CtrlAltShift, Gendre Power & Poverty Photography Prize, 2009; AOP
Open Award 2009; Judges Choice; and the Nikon/Hello Young Photographer Of The
Tackling sensitive and often controversial subjects, Jonathan has worked on campaigns
for organisations such as the Department For International Development (DFID),
Oxfam, Christian Aid and Café Direct.
Jonathan’s work involves a progressive approach to highlight contemporary social
issues affecting marginalized communities around the world. Among a huge range of
subjects, his work has touched on: Homeless Eastern European Immigrants in London;
Zimbabwe’s Economic Migrants in Mozambique; Vitiligo in India; War-torn Northern
Uganda; Sex trafficking in West Bengal.
His most recent work has focused on the semi-nomadic pastoral cattle herders of the
Karamoja, in Northeastern Uganda.
Born in Canada and raised in the UK, Jonathan studied Documentary Photography
(BA Hons) at the University of Newport