Bio

James Hill is a leading photographer and photojournalist and his images have won many of photography’s most important prizes including World Press Photo, the Pulitzer Prize, the Visa d’Or at Perpignan’s Visa Pour L’Image, and awards from The Over­seas Press Club of America and the NPPA.

He began his career after studies at Oxford Uni­versity and the London College of Printing, leaving England for the Soviet Union in the autumn of 1991.

Plunged immediately into the strife of the war torn republics of the former Soviet Union he worked initially as a freelancer before joining The New York Times on contract in 1995. He was based first in Moscow and then in Rome, from where he departed to cover the battles of the US led war on terror in Afghan­istan in 2001 and the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

In recent years he has returned to Moscow and travels across the world focusing his attention on lon­ger projects as well as in-depth news features. Hill is re­cognised, in particular, for blending a style of environ­mental portraits and landscapes, and mixing an ar­tistic and journalistic awareness of the world around him.

His series of books and exhibitions have been supported by both governmental and commercial agencies. Among recent projects were “Victory Day,” an extensive portrait series of more than 500 Russian WWII veterans published with the support of the Brit­ish Council and “Days of San Isidro,” a study on bull­fighting commissioned by the Spanish Ministry of For­eign Affairs. His latest book, “Somewhere Between War and Peace,” an examination of the emotional and artistic forces dominating a photographer’s career, is published by Kehrer Verlag.

His work has been shown in solo exhibits in both state and commercial galleries worldwide. His photo­graphs are also in the permanent collections of the Pushkin Museum, the Moscow House of Photography, The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, as well as institu­tional and private collections.

Expositions et collections

2016
Gilles CARON & James HILL, vis à vis, School Gallery, Paris
Paris Photo, 20ème édition, Grand Palais, Paris
Photo Basel, School Gallery, Bâle

2015
BETWEEN WAR AND PEACE – The Lumiere Brothers Centre for Photography, Moscow
RUSSIAN VETERANS – Pushkin House, London

2014
BESLAN AT PHOTODOC.ORG – Sakharov Centre, Moscow

2013
VICTORY DAY – The Lumiere Brothers Centre for Photography, Moscow

2012
ANGELS OF MUSIC – Perm State Museum, Perm

2011
DÍAS DE SAN ISIDRO – GMG Gallery, Moscow
With the support of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2010
VICTORY DAY – Moscow Museum of Modern Art
With the support of The British Council and the Moscow Photo Biennale

2008
RUSSIAN PORTRAITS – Mouravieff-Apostol House, Moscow
With the support of Cartier and the Moscow House of Photography

2007
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN WAR AND PEACE – Gallery Grazi Neri, Milan
With the support of Kodak and Corriere della Sera Magazine

2006
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN WAR AND PEACE – Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan
BESLAN – Moscow Photo Biennale, Moscow House of Photography
IRAQ – Moscow Photo Biennale, Moscow House of Photography
PHOTOGRAPHS – Solyanka Gallery, Moscow
With the support of The British Council

Livres

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN WAR AND PEACE
Published in 2014 by Kehrer Verlag

DIAS DE SAN ISIDRO
Published in 2011 by Meshcheryakov with the support of the Spanish government

VICTORY DAY
Published in 2010 by Co­Libri with the support of the British Council

IN RUSSIAS
Published in 2009 by Editions du Courrier de Russie

Press

Scatti di pace in tempo di guerra

Chiara Mariani, SETTE, 2014

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Between War And Peace

Newsweek, septembre 2014

James Hill

American Photo Mag, avril 2007

The Best Photos Of 2005

TIME Magazine, décembre 2005

James Hill

TIME Magazine, décembre 2003

Our Eyes Are On The Battlefield

TIME Magazine, avril 2003

New York Times Cover

New York Times, novembre 2001

Pendant la guerre, la guerre civile continue

Paris Match, octobre 2001

James Hill

Paris Match