Kieran Dodds is a photographer specialising in long-form essays.
Dodds' work crosses the pictorial genres of landscape, portrait and still life in the realist tradition. Trained as a photojournalist the images seek understand of specific contemporary issues which connects to deeper themes in his wider body of reportage- the beauty of the world and the suffering that pervades it.
The work was funded by a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship and undertaken over two months in China's Qinghai province during 2012. His photography has won national and international awards from the World Press Photo and UK& Ireland picture editor's guild with publication in the New York Times, National Geographic and Geo (Germany) among others.
This most recent work 'Displaced' is taken from the series ‘Third Pole’. Employing a landscape approach to the subject of human incident during economic and social upheaval, the photographs document China’s highland clearances of modern Tibetan nomads. The works considers how cultural identity rooted in the environment is reshaped by the necessity of nomadic resettlement.