Currently in Toronto, Canada: +1 416 910 0943
Born in Kitchener, Canada, in 1985, Ian Willms is a documentary photographer who works to tell the stories of the disempowered peoples, abandoned environments and dying cultures that are casualties of economic progress. In addition to documenting social and political power struggles within contemporary society, Ian also expresses his personal emotional narrative through intimate photographic diaries that carry universal human themes.
Ian's work has been exhibited in North America and Europe, including solo exhibitions at Pikto Gallery and Gallery 44 Centre For Contemporary Photography and group exhibitions at O'Born Contemporary and Bau-Xi Photo. Ian's work has also been honoured and supported by the Magnum Expression Photography Award, the Pictures of the Year International competition, the Burn Emerging Photographer Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Ian is currently a member of the Boreal Collective and Reportage by Getty Images Emerging Talent.
(Tintype by Marek Warunkiewicz)