Brent Stirton


    • Male

    About the artist

    1970: Was born in South Africa
    2011: He has been most recently exhibited in a solo show in conjunction with Elton John Aids foundation in Kiev, Ukraine

    Brent Stirton is a 42 year old South African Photographer with an extensive history in the documentary world. Brent’s work has been published by: National Geographic Magazine, Time Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, The Discovery Channel, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, The London Sunday Times Magazine, Le Express, Le Monde 2, Figaro, Paris Match, GQ, Geo, Stern, CNN, and many other respected international titles.

    Brent is the official photographer for the Global Business Coalition against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He has been a long time photographer for WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature, shooting campaigns on sustainability and the environment. He works for the Ford and Clinton Foundations, the Nike foundation and the World Economic Forum. He has photographed the Davos exhibition for the annual conference of world leaders in Switzerland for the last 6 years. He has been on the board of the Young Global leaders, a wing of the World Economic Forum for 5 years. He is also a Canon Ambassador, one of 12 photographers representing Canon photography.

    Brent has received awards from the Overseas Press Club, the Frontline Club, the Deadline Club, Days Japan, The Pictures of the Year competition, China International Photo Awards, the Lead Awards Germany, Graphis USA, American Photography, American Photo and the American Society of Publication Designers as well as the London Association of Photographers. He has been regularly selected for the Communication Arts Photography annual. Brent has received 6 awards from the Lucie Foundation including International photographer of the Year. He has won 5 awards from the World Press Photo Foundation and has also received 2 awards from the United Nations for his work on the environment and in the field of HIV. He has won the Visa D’or at the Visa Pour L’ image Festival in France for Magazine photography. He also won the National Magazine Award for his work in the Congo for National Geographic Magazine.

    Brent co-produced a documentary on Virunga National Park in conflict for National Geographic Television as well as appearing in the show. The documentary won the Emmy for Best Documentary Feature as well as a Bafta Award for Best Documentary.

    His work has appeared in numerous print shows around the world and his images are in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York as well the Johannesburg Museum of Modern Art. He has been most recently exhibited in a solo show in conjunction with Elton John Aids foundation in Kiev, Ukraine in November 2011.

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