Dominic Nahr: A Witness In Our Time
By Billy Kung
Eight years ago on a summer morning in Hong Kong, a tall young man arrived at the offices of the local paper to begin his internship as a photographer. With watchful eyes and a smile exuding quiet confidence, he went about his work. Dominic Nahr saw things differently than other photographers at the scene. After a week of going through the daily routine of covering assignments—from protest to portraiture and press conferences—it was clear that he would one day be recognized for his vision and sensibility.
Nahr was born in Switzerland, raised in Hong Kong, studied in Toronto and now based in Nairobi, Kenya. Among many of his accolades, Nahr was awarded the Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award in 2009; Pictures of the Year International Awards in 2012; and World Press Photo in General News Single category in 2013. He is currently a contract photographer for TIME and his work is represented by O’Born Contemporary Gallery in Toronto, Canada.