James Morgan (b.1986) is a multi award winning film director and photojournalist.


His in depth photographic features have appeared in National Geographic, Guardian, BBC, Sunday Times and many others. His images regularly lead campaigns for the World Wildlife Fund and USAID and are published and exhibited around the world.


James’ film work spans features, documentaries, commercials and music videos with clients ranging from Sony and Adidas to Vice and Mercedes Benz. Having worked in over 60 countries, James is comfortable working in any environment and can speak English, Malaysian, Spanish, Indonesian and Icelandic.


James is represented by both Panos Pictures and Getty Images in London and is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

  • awards


    Winner UNESCO/HPA Documentary Award 2014

    Winner Magnum Photos 30 under 30 award 2014.

    Shortlisted Wildlife Photography of the Year Photojournalism Award 2013

    Winner Magenta Flash Forward 2013
    Winner Best Overall Film Beneath the Waves Film Festival 2013
    Winner Travel Photographer of the Year Video Category 2012
    Finalist Travel Photographer of the Year 2012
    WInner Best Environmental Short IOW FIlm Festival 2012
    Winner People and Planet International 2012
    Runner Up Save The Children/Sony World Photography Awards 2012
    Runner Up Travel Photography Fotoweek DC Awards 2011
    Honourable Mention Multimedia Fotoweek DC Awards 2011
    Winner People’s Choice Award Foto8 Summershow 2011
    Nominated Joop Swart Masterclass 2011
    Winner Travel Photographer of the Year ‘Encounters Portfolio’ 2010
    Runner up BHF Photo Awards 2010
    Nominated Newscast Young Photographer of the Year 2010
    Shortlisted Ian Parry Award 2010
    Runner Up Photo-Philanthropy Activist Award 2010
    Eddie Adams Workshop Graduate 2010
    Shortlisted Terry O Neil Award 2010
    Shortlisted Creative Enterprise Award 2010
    Shortlisted Travel Photographer of the Year 2009
    Winner Royal Photographic Society Bursary 2009
    Shortlisted World Nomad Travel Photography Scholarship 2009
    Honourable Mention Photo-philanthropy Activist Award 2009
    Highly Commended BHF Photo Award 2009

  • exhibitions

    May 2013 – Magenta Flash Forward Festival, Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston, USA
    March 2013 – CITES Convention (CITES CoP16), Bangkok, Thailand
    August 2012 – ‘UNDP Seeing Beyond Violence’, Geneva Lakeside, Switzerland
    August 2012 – United Nations Building, New York, USA
    May 2012 – New York Photo Festival, New York, USA
    March 2012 – South by South West Festival, Texas, USA
    November 2011 – Foto DC International Awards,  Washington, USA
    August 2011 – Foto 8 Summershow, Host Gallery, London, UK
    May 2011 – Travel Photographer of the Year, Royal Geographic Society, London, UK

    May 2011 – Here and Now Contemporary Photography, Hotshoe Gallery, London, UK
    March 2011 – Sea Nomads Photophilanthropy, South by South West Festival, Texas, USA
    Jan 2011 – Travel Photographer of the Year, Royal Horticultural Halls, London, UK

    October 2010 – Terry O Neil Award Show, Lucy Bell Gallery, St Leonards, UK
    September 2010 – Terry O Neil Award Show, Nunnington Halls, Yorkshire, UK
    August 2010 – Ian Parry Award Show, Getty Images Gallery, London, UK
    August 2010 – Terry O Neil Award Show, Hotshoe Gallery, London, UK

  • clients

    • The Sunday Times
    • The New York Times
    • Guardian
    • The Independent
    • WWF
    • BBC
    • Twentieth Century Fox
    • Sony Music
    • Der Spiegel
    • GEO Magazine
    • The Royal Photographic Society
    • International Herald Tribune
    • The South China Morning Post
    • British Heart Foundation
    • NSPCC
    • Science Illustrated
    • New Scientist
    • Volvo
    • Mercedes Benz
    • CNN
    • Canon
    • National Geographic Traveller
    • Stern Magazine
    • USAID