My name is Ian McNaught Davis, and I’m a South African freelance photojournalist based in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Currently I'm focusing on editorial assignments in the Caucuses region, as well as documenting the lives of communities affected by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine for the UNDP.
I'm especially interested in documentary photography, NGO photography and recording the idiosyncrasies of human behaviour and daily life.
I have worked abroad as a cattle drover in the Australia Outback, a carpenter in Borneo, a teacher in Malaysia and a features writer in South Africa. Working in a variety of countries has influenced my photographic vision and my perspective of humans and their fascinating similarities within their differences.
My work has been featured on BBC News, GQ, OZY, HUCK Magazine and Men's Health, and exhibited in galleries in London, Rome, Bologna, Cape Town, Tbilisi and Kathmandu.
I'm currently working on a long-term project that explores masculinity in Georgia.
If you'd like to get in touch for assignments, you're in luck because I have been saving all my best photographs for you. Email me at email@example.com and let's work together.
"One Shot" (group exhibition) at Kolga Photo Week, Tbilisi, Georgia (2018)
"Grow/Conserve" (group exhibition) at Somerset House Gallery, London (2017)
"The Street Experience" (group exhibition) at Gallery Millepiani, Rome (2017)
"Grow/Conserve" (group exhibition) at Casa Saraceni Gallery, Bologna, Italy (2017)
"Grand Opening" (group exhibition) at Fotografia Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia (2017)
"Manhood For Amateurs" (solo exhibition) at Grey Area Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (2016)
"Moving Asia" (Group exhibition) at Photo Kathmandu photography festival, Kathmandu, Nepal (2016)
Elsevier Juist (Netherlands)
Life Force Magazine
Between 10 and 5
Edge Of Humanity Magazine
Daily Nation (Kenya)
- UNDP (Ukraine)
- Operation Smile (Madagascar, South Africa, Swaziland)
- The Gu Chu Sum Institute (India)
- Ubuntu Africa: (South Africa)
- Elva (The Netherlands)
- Ikamva Labantu (South Africa)
- CENN (Georgia)
- Reach For A Dream Foundation (South Africa)