Jason Larkin, (b. 1979) is a British photographer recognised for his desire to forefront the subjects on the periphery of current affairs. Soon after finishing his studies Larkin worked as a documentary photographer across the Middle East and Africa, with his work published worldwide. His latest body of work Tales From The City Of Gold (Kehrer, 2013) has just been published both as a monograph in Europe and as a bilingual newspaper publication for Africa. Larkin is the recipient of numerous awards including, most recently the PDN Arnold Newman New Portraiture Award and a Renaissance Photography Prize. His freely-distributed publication, Cairo Divided was nominated for both the Deutsche Börse and Prix Pictet photography awards. Recent solo exhibitions include Flowers Gallery, London and Farnsworth Art Museum, USA and he has exhibited at the Brighton Photo Biennial and Hereford Photography Festival. In 2013 he moved from Johannesburg and is now based in London. Now based in London he has been continuing his focus on themes of social and collective identity surrounding environments and their interaction with the landscape. He outputs his work using a variety of conventional and new formats to ensure his work reaches multiple audiences.
“I have developed an immersive attitude and a slower, more complex approach to my documentary work. This allows for more comprehensive stories that can communicate important social, economic and environmental issues.”