Staged Portraits, first prize singles
January 4, 2012
Daniel Kaluuya (23) is a British actor, comedian, and writer, best known for his role in the TV drama Skins, and as Special Agent Tucker in the 2011 Rowan Atkinson film Johnny English Reborn.
In 2010, Kaluuya shed nearly 20kg to take on the role of a boxer in the stage play Sucker Punch, for which he won both an Evening Standard Award, and the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
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About the photographer
Nadav Kander is a London-based artist renowned for his portraiture and large-format landscape photographs.
Kander was born in Israel in 1961 and moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, when he was three. He began photographing at an early age and moved to London in 1982 where he still lives with his wife, Nicole, and their three children, Oren, Ella and Talia.
His work appears in publications including The Sunday Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time, Another Magazine. In 2009, The New York Times Magazine devoted an entire issue to Obama’s People, his 52 portraits of President Obama’s inaugural administration. Time Magazine recently commissioned Nadav to photograph President Barack Obama for their Person of the Year 2012 cover.
Kander was named International Photographer of the Year at the 7th Annual Lucie Awards in 2009 and has also received awards from the Art Director’s Club and IPA in the USA, the D&AD and the John Kobal Foundation in the UK and Epic in Europe. He was awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s ‘Terence Donovan’ Award in 2005 and 2007. Other accolades include winner of the prestigious Prix Pictet Earth 2009, for his Yangtze, The Long River series and Silver Photographer of the Year Award at Lianzhou International Photo Festival 2008 in China.