James Morgan (b. 1986) is a multi award-winning director/producer and photojournalist. He is based in London but works mostly across Asia, Africa and South America, shooting in depth features and advocacy campaigns for the WWF, BBC, Sunday Times, New York Times, Guardian, USAID and many others. James’ forward thinking approach to the production and dissemination of multimedia features began with his work on Indonesia’s last sea nomads, the images won numerous awards and continue to be published and exhibited around the world. Recent work has included an investigative report looking at the links between international terrorism and the illegal wildlife trade, a behind the scenes look at an election race in Papua New Guinea and a group of indigenous female wrestlers fighting back against discrimination in Bolivia. Having travelled to over sixty countries, James is comfortable working in any environment and can speak English, Malaysian, Spanish, Icelandic and Indonesian.


James is an ambassador for underwater housing manufacturer Aquatech, is represented by both Panos Pictures and Getty Images in London and is an Associate 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