Nadav Kander moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, when he was three. He began photographing at an early age and moved to London in 1985. Kander is an internationally renowned portrait photographer, and a photographic artist who works in series. Combining biography, landscape, and history, his projects features diverse subject matters, including rivers in China and England, and radioactive ruins in Ukraine and Russia. His works often reflect the outer surroundings of a place, and more importantly the inner conditions of the people.
In 2009, he was awarded the Prix Pictet for Yangtze, The Long River series. His work has been exhibited at major institutions and museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, USA (2015), Barbican Centre (2014) and National Portrait Gallery in London, UK (2012), in addition to solo exhibitions at Les Rencontres d’Arles, France (2014) and Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France (2005).
Kander currently lives and works in London, UK.