Zed Nelson David Tennant, b. 1971. Actor 2011 © Zed Nelson


Zed Nelson’s parents were working in Uganda as journalists when he was born. However, with the military coup of 1971 the family fled to London. Nelson left school with no qualifications but became interested in photography and enrolled in a photography course. He went on to study photography and film at the University of Westminster. In the 1990s he began to travel to places that were being “ignored” in the press, supplementing his desire to increase the awareness of such places with portrait commissions and corporate work. Today Nelson continues to work on personal projects such as ‘Gun Nation’, which examined America’s love affair with guns. He is regularly published in magazines worldwide.