Born 1964, England, Gary Knight began working as a photographer in the mid 1980s in South East Asia and Indochina embarking on a portrayal of the internecine warfare in a region coming to terms with the end of the Cold War. In January 1993 he moved to the former Yugoslavia where he became involved in documenting war crimes and crimes against humanity, the core theme of his work to this day.
Gary Knight concerns himself primarily with human rights concerns and issues of crime and justice. His work has been widely published by magazines all over the world and he has contributed work to several books. He occasionally lectures and is the author of several essays on journalism and photography.
He is a founding member of VII Photo Agency created in September 2001 and is the agency’s Chairman.
He is a contract photographer for Newsweek magazine, a trustee of the Indochina Media Memorial Foundation and a Director of ‘Crimes of War’.
The Amnesty International Photojournalism Award 2001/2
PDN Award for Photojournalism, 2002
1st place Award for Features, ‘Picture of the Year’ Awards 2000
Award of Merit for Features, ‘Picture of the Year’ Awards 2000
The Amnesty International Photojournalism Award 1997
The Freedom Forum, 2001
International Festival of Photojournalism, Gijon, Spain, 2001
Human Peace Initiative, 2000
The United Nations, 1997
Evidence – War Crimes in Kosovo, de-Mo, 2002
Selected Group Books
Rethink by de-Mo 2004
War by VII published by de-Mo 2003
The Eye of War published by Orion 2003
Sarajevo published by Naythons, 1993