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Kiran is an award winning British photojournalist based in Paris who works for leading publications across the world and whose work is distributed by Getty Images.

An accomplished documentarian, his reportage work is primarily concerned with issues of migration, human rights and political representation. He has covered stories as diverse and complex as drug smuggling around the Mexican border to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis and continues to document major events around the world.

In 2019 he worked extensively in Hong Kong recording the pro-democracy movement that swept through the territory, examining the role of youthful rebellion, colonial rule, religion, food and culture within Hong Kong, attempting to show the complexity of the issues around the protest within a wider political context. His current project sees a commitment to document the ongoing issues around democracy and societal change in post-conflict Armenia. His work seeks to record every-day life along the fractious borders with Azerbaijan and concentrates on the daily life of those affected by war and privation.

Ridley was named Editorial Photographer of the Year 2020 in the Lucie IPA Awards and won the Kolga Tbilisi Reportage Awards and TAPSA Scholarship for his reportage on Hong Kong.

His photography has been recognisedin The Siena Awards, World Humanity Awards, the Association of Photographers ‘Document’ Awards, Ian Parry Award, the UK Picture Editor’s Awards, The Observer Hodge Award and The Tom Webster Award. His work is published throughout the world including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Times and The Financial Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Le Figaro, Le Point, Die Welt, El Pais, Sydney Morning Herald, Globe and Mail, Guardian, Forbes, Time, Newsweek, Spiegal, GQ and Conde Nast.


Kiran Ridley est un photographe reporter britannique distingué par des prix prestigieux :

- Finaliste des prix de l’Association des Photographes « Document » - 2004

- Finaliste du « UK Picture Editor’s Awards » pour le prix du « Jeune Photographe de l’année » - 2003

- Lauréat de la bourse « Ian Parry » - 2001

- Finaliste de 2 grands prix internationaux– « The Observer Hodge Award », pour son essai photographique sur la fermeture d'un hôpital et la même année le « Tom Webster Award » pour son reportage sur Hong Kong - 1999

Parmi les autres récompenses, citons la photo de l'année du magazine BBC Music, le prix CBAT, ainsi que le UK Silver Heiss Award.

Il exerce son activité de photographe professionnel indépendant au Royaume-Uni et en France sur des projets d’envergure européenne et internationale.

Kiran est régulièrement sollicité par des compagnies artistiques, des théâtres, ou encore des solistes : le Cirque du Soleil, l’Opéra National du pays de Galles, l’Opéra-Comique (Paris); il couvre aussi de nombreux projets éditoriaux et réalise des commandes institutionnelles.

Il a également réalisé de nombreuses collaborations et productions avec la presse internationale : The Sunday Times Magazine, The Times, LA Times, New York Times, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, Le Figaro, Le Point, El Pais, Welt, The Independent on Saturday Magazine, The Independent, The Guardian Magazine, Observer, The Guardian, The Economist Magazine…….


Prix de la Photographie Paris 2021 - Gold Medal Australian Bush Fires - Gold Medal Post War Armenia 

World Humanity Awards 2021 - Post War Armenia

Lucie IPA Awards 2020 Editorial Photographer of the Year 

Siena Awards 2020 - Hong Kong Pro Democracy Protests: Revolution of our Time

Kolga Tbilisi Reportage Award - Hong Kong Pro Democracy Protests: Revolution of our Time

TAPSA Scholarship 2020 - Hong Kong Pro Democracy Protests: Revolution of our Time

ND Awards 2019 : First Prize, Editorial News - Gilets Jaunes Protests

ND Awards 2018 : General News - Anti-Fascist's Paris

ND Awards 2018 : Editorial Documentary - Blindness in Ethiopia

ND Awards 2018 : Editorial Documentary - Opera

Creative Quarterly 2018 : Winner Professional Photographer : Stonehenge Summer Solstice

AOP (Association of Photographers) 'Document' Awards, 2005

Picture Editors Awards 'Young Photographer of the Year' 2003

Ian Parry Award, 2001

Observer Hodge Award, 2000

Tom Webster Award, 1999

BBC Music Photograph of the Year

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