My name is Ian McNaught Davis, and I’m a South African freelance photojournalist based in Tbilisi, Georgia, focusing on editorial assignments in the Caucuses region.
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, The New Humanitarian and Men's Health, and exhibited in galleries in London, Rome, Bologna, Cape Town, Suwon, Tbilisi and Kathmandu.
My NGO clients include UNDP, Save The Children and Operation Smile.
I'm currently working on a long-term project that explores the archetypes of masculinity.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let's work together.
"Men Between Mountains" at Suwon Photo Festival, Suwon, South Korea (2018)
"The Battlegrounds of Ukraine" at Suwon Photo Festival, Suwon, South Korea (2018)
"I.N.C.L.US.I.ON" (group exhibition) at Tbilisi Photo Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia (2018)
"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)
The New Humanitarian
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)
- Save The Children (Georgia)
- 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)
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation
Received funding to produce photo essays in Khevsureti, Georgia and in Batumi, Georgia for OC Media.
Worked as first assistant director for the documentary film Cadillac Dreams, screened at the international Documentary Film Festival CineDOC-Tbilisi.