London, United Kingdom
London-based Zed Nelson is an internationally renowned photographer whose work has been published and exhibited in the UK and worldwide.
Nelson divides his time between editorial assignments and personal projects. He has been commissioned by magazines worldwide, including the Guardian Weekend magazine (UK), The Sunday Times magazine (UK), the FT Magazine (UK), TIME magazine (USA), Bloomberg Business Week (USA), GEO (Germany), Stern (Germany), and many more.
Zed Nelson graduated from Westminster University, London, with a degree in photography and filmmaking. He has gained international recognition and numerous awards as a documentary and portrait photographer.
Nelson’s work has been exhibited at Tate Britain, the ICA and the National Portrait Gallery, and is in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Nelson’s seminal book ‘Gun Nation’ - a disturbing reflection on America's deadly love affair with the gun – was published in twelve countries and awarded five major international photography prizes. The project explored the paradox of why America's most potent symbol of freedom is also one of its greatest killers.
‘Love Me’, Nelson’s second book, reflects on the cultural and commercial forces that drive a global obsession with youth and beauty. The project spanned five years, involved photography in 18 countries across five continents, and was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
Nelson’s third and most recent book ‘Hackney - A Tale of Two Cities’ (2014), explores the London borough that he has lived for most of his life. This series meditates on the confusion of cultures, clash of identities and the beauty and ugliness that co-exist in the borough today.
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