Russia (black & white)
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.