Nigel Dickinson is a British born documentary photographer, photojournalist and filmmaker working for 30 years in the field. His work focuses on the environment, human condition, marginalized communities, sustainable development, identity and culture. Dickinson is also known for his environmental portraits, cuisine, editorial and travel photography. He is also a specialist film and tv stills photographer, and experienced with aerial and landscape photography. He works across editorial and commercial platforms, with art directors, independently originating and researching material, and alongside journalists and writers. He has won several awards. ‘Deforestation in South East Asia’ took UNEP bronze prize at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. ‘Mad Cows in Britain’ won a World Press award in the news category in 1997. ‘Roma Gypsies’ won runner up in the W.Eugene Smith Award in 2000. The book ‘Meat’ was shortlisted for the European Publishers award in 2006. 'Railtracks in Cambodia' won the feature award at UK Press Photographers Year 2008. In 2011 his series 'Smokey Mountain' was selected for the Critical Mass Award, which will be shown in April 2012 at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR. Dickinson has two published monographs. The first ‘Hanging On By Your Fingernails’ about the Great Miners Strike 1984/5, was by Spokesman Press UK in 1987. ‘Sara. Le pelerinage des gitans’, about the annual French Gypsy Pilgrimmage, was published by Actes Sud, France in 2003. Several
books of his work documenting visual artists, including the Italian painter Marco Nereo Rotelli and Mexican sculptor Sebastian, Linz based Stadwerkstatt artist group, Klaus Rinke and Joachim Eckl have been published.
Features have been published regularly by magazines including National Geographic, Figaro, Mare, Geo, Stern, Paris Match, D-Republicca, La Vanguardia, The New York Times. Marie Claire, Vogue, Spiegel, Time, Newsweek, New Scientist, The Guardian, Sunday Times, and The Independent.
He has shot photography campaigns for Greenpeace across South East Asia, Amnesty international in Centra America, Friends of the Earth in Borneo, The IAEA in Chernobl, Oxfam in Honduras, Christian Aid in Africa, Children Direct in Bosnia, Ayuda en Accion in Honduras, The Red Cross and Crescent Societies in Bosnia and Honduras He has directed films including 'Energy Today' for the International Energy Agency and 'The Solar Power Village' for Tamera 'Um Mondo Humanitario". Solo exhibitions have been exhibited at Arles Rencontres International, Visa Pour L'Image, Krakow Photo Month, Moving Walls Documentary Series,