Nadav Kander, David Campany & Iain Sinclair in Conversation


To coincide with Nadav Kander's current exhibition Dark Line - The Thames Estuary, Flowers Gallery will host a discussion between Nadav Kander, writer and curator David Campany, and author Iain Sinclair.

Join us on Thursday 7th December 6-8PM, Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DP.

RSVP is essential, as space will be limited -

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Nadav Kander on Robert Elm's BBC Radio London show


Nadav Kander answered the famous fifteen questions on Robert Elms' BBC Radio London show on Monday 20th November. The programme is now available to listen to on demand on BBC iPlayer. The Robert Elms show is a celebration of every aspect of the city of London. For three hours a day Elms' discusses art, architecture, history, movies, shopping, drinking and dining with his guests.

Dark Line - The Thames Estuary


We're excited to announce the opening of Nadav Kander's newest body of work at Flowers Gallery, on Kingsland Road, London. 

This will be the first solo UK outing of the series 'Dark Line - The Thames Estuary.' which has been made over the past three years here in London. 

This ongoing series, is a personal reflection on the landscape of the River Thames at its point of connection with the sea, through atmospheric images of its slow-moving dark waters and seemingly infinite horizons. Kander's increasingly abstracted photographs describe the landscape through minimal compositions and a painterly layering of tones that appear to stain or bleed through the photographic surface, conveying an inner experience parallel to that of the visible world.

17 November 2017 - 13 January 2018
Flowers Gallery,
82 Kingsland Road
E2 8DP


The Last da Vinci, Christies


It was decided to honour the significance of Salvator Mundi  — the greatest artistic rediscovery of the last 100 years — by turning the tables and documenting its profound effect on those looking and pointing their camera phones.

Within the beautifully lit Christie’s exhibition space in Rockefeller Center, a camera was set up beneath the Salvator Mundi  to record a video portrait of those who came to spend time with it. Using the wide range of responses to the masterpiece, a single piece of film has been created that shows the divine moment of connection between this powerful, mysterious, enigmatic portrayal of Christ and those who have felt compelled to observe it.

The film is cut to four minutes and 14 seconds to reflect the fact that in his painting, Leonardo presents Christ as he is characterised in the Gospel of John 4:14: ‘And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Saviour of the World.’

Director: Nadav Kander
Agency: Droga5 NY
Client: Christies
Production: Chelsea Pictures

The Last Da Vinci, Christies

Paris Photo


Nadav Kander’s Exhibition Dark Line - The Thames Estuary will be opening at Flowers Gallery, Kingsland Road next week. The work is also being featured as a part of PRISMES at Paris Photo. Visit Flowers Gallery at Booth A 02 or the PRISMES Sector P 14.

Paris Photo
Grand Palais
9 November - 12 November 2017

Silt I, (Mucking towards Thames Haven), England, 2017

Unseen Amsterdam


Nadav Kander is at Unseen Amsterdam this year and will be giving an artist talk on his practice, discussing his new body of work Dark Line - The Thames Estuary - in the run up to his solo show at Flowers Gallery, London in November.

Friday 22nd September, 15.00pm
Location: Living Room, Unseen Amsterdam

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Looking Good: The Male Gaze From Van Dyck to Lucian Freud


Scottish National Portrait Gallery
24 June – 1 October 2017

Nadav Kander's portrait of Tinie Tempah will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Looking Good: The Male Gaze From Van Dyck to Lucian Freud.

This exhibition considers the theme of male image, identity and appearance from the 16th century to the present day. The selection of portraits, from the National Galleries of Scotland and National Portrait Gallery, London collections will explore the elaborate hairstyles and fashions of the courtiers and cavaliers of the 16th and 17th centuries; the emergence of the dandy in the early 18th century; the rise of celebrity and the interest in male beauty and personal grooming; and representations of gender and sexuality.

In response to the exhibition, Mercury prize-winning band Young Fathers have created a soundscape and video which address the challenges associated with masculinity in the twenty-first century.

The exhibition is part of a national tour of Sir Anthony Van Dyck’s final Self-Portrait, c.1640 recently acquired for the nation. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is the final and only Scottish gallery to host this high profile painting. The exhibition will comprise 28 works of art, including paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures and miniatures which will be accompanied by an exciting programme of events. 

Tinie Tempah I, 2011

Photo London 2017


Flowers Gallery returns to Somerset House for the third edition of Photo London, exhibiting a Triptych from Nadav Kanders latest series - The Thames Estuary. Plus works by Edward Burtynsky, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Mona Kuhn and Michael Wolf.

Booth F04, Sommerset House, London

Thames Estuary

Of the elemental forces upon earth, slow moving expanses of dark water have the strongest affect on me. I’m drawn to the grace, the power and its ability to conceal what is unknown.

This work implies a passage of time, in contrast to our own. The life of the River Thames; flowing before, then into my frame and forever beyond.

I’m drawn to making work that bears witness to the river and to time. Yet the photograph is static, while referring to the world and nature beyond its edges. It conjures images of destiny; it invokes the past and points to the future.

The water moves past ignoring me, widening out, flattening, slowing down, ending its passage, absorbed into a bigger whole only to be drawn up again into a cloud that wets the earth and begins again. This cycle never ends. So, the river’s end is also the river’s beginning.

Since 2015, I have been echoing the pace of the river. Absorbing, photographing slowly, producing slowly.

Nadav Kander, London 2017.

Water I Shoeburyness Towards The Isle Of Grain 2015

Britain in Focus: A Photographic History Exhibition - National Media Museum


Britain in Focus: A Photographic History is a major new exhibition at the National Media Museum, exploring the fascinating and remarkable history of British photography; from everyday snapshots through to world renowned iconic images.

The Exhibition will run from 17 March - 25 June 2017.


It partners a three-part documentary series on BBC 4 presented by photographer and editor Eamonn McCabe, part of a wider season of programmes exploring photography in the UK.

Here you can watch Eamonn McCabe interviewing Nadav Kander at his London Studio:

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An Interview with Nadav Kander


From fine art exhibitions, to international magazines, Nadav Kander’s globally renowned work spans portraiture and landscape shoots. His huge back-catalogue of photographs, many of which are housed in public collections, include portraits such as the iconic TIME magazine covers featuring Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump, and his images are always about the 'human condition'. 

This interview, led by curator Bill Ewing, offers an opportunity to get insight into Nadav's unique career and approach.

Monday 20th March 2017, 3pm - 4pm
The NEC, Birmingham

Tickets are available here: photographyshow

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Small is Beautiful Exhibition - 7th December - 7th January 2017


Flowers Gallery announces their 34th edition of the annual Small is Beautiful, which is taking place at their London Cork Street Gallery. In the exhibition features Nadav Kander's black and white nude - Charlotte, 2002. 

Small is Beautiful, which was first established at Flowers Gallery in 1974, invited selected contemporary artists working in any media to present works with a fixed economy of scale, each piece measuring a maximum of 7x9 inches.

There are over 100 works on display and they are also available to purchase online today.

For further information please visit FlowersGallery

Small Is Beautiful

Paris Photo 2016 - Conversations


The Conversations is Paris Photo's video platform featuring artists, in their own words, as they discuss their creative practice and the medium of photography. Here you can watch Nadav Kander in a new interview.

“I always gravitate to the fringes....”. 

“And if a person is quite mainstream, then maybe it’s fringes of feeling or the fringes of mood. I’m always interested in that edge where people are, I suppose, slightly left out.”

Series Producer:  Michael Kurcfeld

Mouravieff-Apostol House & Museum


Nadav Kander's 'Yangtze The Long River' series is currently on display in a group exhibition - The Laureates - at the Mouravieff-Apostol House & Museum in Moscow.

The show features work from the six previous winners of the Prix Pictet, they are Benoit Aquin (Water), Nadav Kander (Earth), Mitch Epstein (Growth), Luc Delahaye (Power), Michael Schmidt (Consumption), and Valérie Belin (Disorder).

The exhibition will be on display from September 23rd until October 30th 2016.
Thursday and Friday from 2pm to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 7pm

For further information please visit: 

Chongqing IV (Sunday Picnic), Chongqing Municipality, 2006

It's Nice That: Nadav Kander Talk


You can watch Nadav Kander's Here London 2016 Presentation here.

Nadav illuminated his many inspirations and the questions he considers when creating his images, such as conveying intrigue, something he sees as central to his work.

Studio Visit: Nadav Kander for Christies


The artist, photographer and director takes us inside his London studio — discussing death, beauty, and the works that mean most to him.

‘If you boil down a picture to its abstract elements, you probably know more about me than anything else,’ says Nadav Kander, who recalls finding ‘affirmation’ in photography after a school life that was ‘never really’ what he wanted it to be.

Here, Kander discusses series including The Long River, which documents a three-year journey along China’s Yangtze, as well as Bodies. 6 Women. 1 Man. — his near-sculptural portraits of models painted in white marble dust.

‘There isn’t life without death, and there isn’t beauty without imperfection,’ reflects Kander, who adds ‘making pictures is exploring one’s own life’. 

David Beckham: The Man Exhibition


Nadav Kander recently photographed David Beckham in his London Studio as part of a special commission ‘David Beckham: The Man’. This specially commissioned work will be part of a unique Phillips public viewing and gala auction in support of 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund and Positive View Foundation - two charities that support disadvantaged young people in the UK and Internationally.

This innovative international gala auction is part of a high profile three-year global philanthropic program and exhibition of signed contemporary photography featuring and celebrating David Beckham. This inaugural and high-profile event features more than 50 original works, some previously unseen, by internationally acclaimed artists including Nadav Kander, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.

The works will be on view at Phillips’ European Headquarters at 30 Berkeley Square in London from Saturday, 27 February until they are sold at auction on Thursday, 10 March. 

“This wonderful project in support of my own 7 Fund at UNICEF and Positive View Foundation will help create change for children and disadvantaged young people around the world.” says David Beckham. 

Further information please visit:

David Beckham Triptych, 2016

Museum of Contemporary Photography


Monuments are deliberate gestures—objects or structures created to commemorate an event, person or era. Their meaning is usually  imposed, and they often serve as focal points for aspirational civic and political attributes like valor and sacrifice, or to underscore a foundational political narrative. But their meaning can transform, changing over time as the relevance of their symbolism ebbs and flows due to social and political shifts.  Like monuments, architecture and photography are also inflected with a grace of intention, and both have the ability to commemorate or represent a nation, event, time or place. The act of photographing monuments and buildings transforms them, sometimes revealing some of the original qualities and more closely evoking the response that they were originally intended to have. And photographs have an inherent memorial quality. This group exhibition examines the work of international artists, some of whose work addresses actual monuments, some whom look at architecture and its relationship to memory and how its importance and symbolism can shift over time, and others approach the idea of the future monument.  

Grace of Intention: Photography Architecture and the Monument
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

The Exhibition will run from 15 October - 23 December 2015
For further information please visit:

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Constructing Worlds, The Barbican


Nadav Kander is among the 18 leading photographers chosen to be part of Constructing Worlds, an exhibition at Barbican Centre. The exhibition is presented chronologically and traverses a broad spectrum of photographic approaches and themes. Over 250 works taken between the 1930's and the present day will take viewers on a global journey through twentieth and twenty-first century architecture.

'Photography and architecture have a long and shared history and yet amazingly this is the first major exhibition in London to throw light on this relationship. Featuring key photographers and major architects it brings together two key strands of Barbican Art Gallery's programme and is a must see for anyone interested in how we experience architecture and the world in which we live.' Jane Alison, Head of Visual Arts, Barbican

Nadav's work will be featured within a space dedicated to Cities in Change which investigates the contemporary experience of the urban built environment.

Barbican Centre
25 September 2014 - 11 January 2015
For more details please go to:

The exhibition will travel to the following Museums in 2015:
Swedish Centre of Architecture & Design, Stockholm
20 February - 17 May 2015
Museo ICO Madrid
3 June - 6 September 2015

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The Royal Photographic Society


Nadav Kander awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society along with Viviane Sassen, Bryan Adams, Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low.

Nadav Kander accepting his Honary Fellowship in London

Photo London, Somerset house


We are pleased to let you know of Nadav's involvement during Photo London:

Nadav Kander in Conversation with Chris Littlewood
21 May, 15pm - 16.30pm, Fernandez Wells, Somerset House
Nadav Kander speaks about his work to Flowers Gallery Director of Photography, Chris Littlewood.

Kander on Sargent
22 May, 18pm, The National Portrait Gallery
Join Nadav Kander for an exclusive guided tour of Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends. Kander will give his perspective, as a practising contemporary artist, on selected portraits, decoding what Sargent might have been trying to achieve through the composition, and how this connects with his own work.

FT Weekend Presents: Simon Schama On Portraiture. Saturday 23 May, 17.35pm - 19pm. 
The Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House
Simon Schama speaks on portraiture with guests Nadav Kander and Jason Bell.

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The Arts Club


Photo London 2015 Panel Discussion: Collecting Contemporary Photography

14 May, 18.00pm - 19.30pm, The Arts Club 

To mark the inauguration of Photo London, a unique photography event featuring a major international photography fair of over 70 exhibitors, including the world’s leading photography galleries and publishers. The Arts Club is proud to present this panel of industry insiders on collecting contemporary photography. Photo London will showcase a broad range of photographic practice, from vintage to contemporary, in diverse and exciting scenarios, through a series of exhibitions, installations and live events, both in Somerset House and around the city from the 21st - 24th May with a VIP preview day on 20th May. 

Ziggi Golding - Managing Director of Z Photographic (Chair)  
Simone Klein - Head of Department, Europe, Director, Photographs, Sotheby’s  
Phillip Prodger - Head of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery     
Nadav Kander - Artist  
Stephen Barber - Chairman, Prix Pictet, Group Managing Director, Pictet & Cie and Chairman, Photo London Advisory Committee    
Tickets are complimentary. For bookings please email:

NFL No More


The NFL brought in Grey NY and director Nadav Kander to create the harrowing but compelling domestic violence PSA, 'Listen'. As part of the "No More" campaign. The spot marks the first time a PSA raising public awareness around domestic violence and sexual assault issues in the home has aired during the Super Bowl.

The campaign has been awarded a Bronze in the Film category at Cannes Lions 2015.



TORCH gallery Amsterdam is proud to host Dust; the most recent body of work by award-winning photographer Nadav Kander. For this latest project Kander investigated the hidden remnants of the Cold War, contained within a few secret cities on the border between Kazakhstan and Russia. With a clear interest in the poetic aesthetics of destruction and desolation, Kander spent three years reflecting on an area where hundreds of atomic bombs were tested. Contrary to the official reports this area was still populated at the time of the tests. The unsuspecting inhabitants were closely monitored by scientists for the effects of nuclear radiation. Nadav Kander carefully explored the darker side of humanity while keeping a keen eye on the Geiger-counter attached to his belt.

TORCH Gallery, Amsterdam
27 November 2014 - 04 January 2015

The Aral Sea I (officer’s housing), Kazakhstan, 2011

V&A Museum - Friday Late


Nadav Kander's recent portrait series 'The Alternative Limb Project', photographed for The New York Times, will be on display at the V&A Museum as part of their Friday Late programme - Rules of Adornment.

Combining prosthetics with art, Sophie de Oliveira Barata is creator of The Alternative Limb Project, a studio that designs unique and aesthetically beautiful bespoke limbs in an innovative approach to prosthetics.

More information on the event below:

V&A Museum - Friday Late
Rules of Adornment
Friday 29 November, 18.30 – 22.00

With the Pearls exhibition in mind, we invite you to question why you choose to wear what you do. Why adorn yourself with jewellery, accessories, technology and tattoos? Is it about status or personal expression? Join us for an evening of workshops, performances, installations and screenings focussed on ideas of adornment and discover meanings communicated and concealed.

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Aesthetica Short Film Festival


The BAFTA Qualifying ASFF: Aesthetica Short Film Festival is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing short filmmaking. The 2014 festival will take place in 15 iconic venues including medieval halls, galleries, museums and cinemas across the city of York from 6 - 9 November. A diverse range of genres will be screened including comedy, music, drama, animation and documentary alongside a series of master classes and workshops with leading industry figures from BAFTA, Channel 4, Double Negative and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to attend networking events throughout the weekend. As part of the festival, a short film by Nadav Kander produced for the 'Power' issue of Under The Influence magazine will be screened at King's Manor 1. Kristen McMenamy is elevated by dancers in an ethereal 1 minute 50 seconds.