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Ian Dawson



Photographer Ian Dawson has a passion for the remotest regions of our planet. A fine art graduate, he has spent his career in the international media, as a photojournalist, picture editor and film-maker. 

In a varied career he has covered everything from conflict, travel, celebrities, the royal family and wildlife for the BBC, The Sunday Times, Vogue and many other publications.​


He now thrives on a love of exhilarating cold places, a dedication to photography with an adventurous spirit - 

documenting people, wildlife and landscape in a rapidly changing world.


An award-winning press photographer, his photographic work is represented by Getty Images. In 2021, Ian was invited to be a Photo Ambassador for Ponant in the Arctic and Antarctic. 

A member of The Guild of Picture Editors and the Royal Photographic Society, his latest project is a fine-art book of polar images with forthcoming exhibitions, and speaking events, in France, the UK and the USA.

Ian is a member of The Alpine Club and The Explorers Club. His love of cold places takes him mountaineering around the world. A volunteer with Scottish Mountain Rescue for over twenty years, he has been recognised for his work in this field, receiving The Diamond & Platinum Jubilee Medals from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

When not sharing his love of wild places, Ian lives  in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Scotland.


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