Patrick Brown


Patrick Brown is a photojournalist who has devoted himself to documenting critical issues around the world often ignored by the mainstream media. 

His project on the illegal trade in endangered animals won a multimedia award from POYi in 2008. Continuing to work on the subject, his book Trading to Extinction was nominated in the 10 best photo documentary books of 2014 by AmericanPhoto. In 2019 he published No Place On Earth, which provides an intimate portrait of the survivors of the recent persecution of the Rohingya in 2017. 

Patrick received an Emmy Award for his work on the Alex Gibney HBO film The Forever Prisoner which won Outstanding Investigative Documentary. Brown is also the recipient of the 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award, 3P Photographer Award, Days Japan Award, Picture Of The Year Award, and NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism Award for his work. His work has been exhibited internationally at the Centre of Photography in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo, Visa pour l’Image in France and is also held in private collections.   
Patrick has been represented by Panos since 2002. Numerous publications regularly feature his work, including Rolling Stone Magazine, The New Yorker, TIME, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, Mother Jones, Stern Magazine, Der Spiegel Magazine, Marie Claire, The New York Times, Aperture, GEO Germany, as well as organizations including UNICEF, UNHCR, Fortify Rights and Human Rights Watch. 

World Press Photo Involvement:
2024 World Press Photo Contest jury member
2018 World Press Photo Contest winner
2005 World Press Photo Contest winner

Patrick Brown on Social Media:
Instagram: @patrickbrownphoto
Twitter: @docography

Patrick Brown

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