IAN WILLMS

Boreal Collective / NAMARA Represents / Based in Toronto

+1 416 910 0943 / www.ianwillms.com / ian@ianwillms.com / IG: @ianwillms

Selected Editorial Clients: The New York Times, The International New York Times, TIME Magazine, Bloomberg, GEO, Slate, VICE, New York Magazine, The Guardian, Harper’s, The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Report On Business

  • 2015: Founding Member of NAMARA Represents 
  • 2012: Reportage by Getty Images, Emerging Talent Mentorship 
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2010: Founding member of Boreal Collective 

  • 2009: The Toronto Star, Contract Photographer 
  • 2009: Documentary Photography Student of Donald Weber/VII Photo 
  • 2008: The Waterloo Region Record, Contract Photographer 
2008 - Loyalist College, Honours Diploma in Photojournalism 
  • 2007: The Windsor Star, Contract Photographer 
  • 2006: Great White North Photojournalism Workshop 

ACCOLADES

  • 2018 Greenpeace Photo Award: Nominee
  • 2018: CONTACT Burtynsky Grant: HM
  • 2018: Digital Publishing Awards, Photo Storytelling: Nominee
  • 2018: Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward: Winner
  • 2018: National Newspaper Awards, News Photograph: 1st
  • 2018: National Pictures of the Year: General News Picture Story: 1st and 2nd
  • 2018: National Pictures of the Year: International Picture Story: 3rd
  • 2018: National Pictures of the Year: Photojournalist of the Year: shortlist
  • 2017: Ontario Arts Council: Visual Artists Grant
  • 2016: Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts: Finalist
  • 2016: Magenta Foundation Flash Forward: Winner
  • 2016: Viewfind Grant: Shortlisted
  • 2015: Magenta Foundation Flash Forward award
  • 2014: Int'l Photography Awards, Deeper Perspective - HM
  • 2014: National Magazine Awards, Photojournalism & Photo Essay - HM

  • 2014: FotoVisura Photography Grant - HM
  • 2014: Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward Tenth award
  • 2013: CONTACT Photography Festival Portfolio Award - 1st

  • 2013: FotoVisura Photography Grant - HM
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2013: Magenta Foundation Flash Forward award

  • 2013: Canada Council for the Arts - Visual Artists Grant

  • 2013: Pictures of the Year International, Environmental Vision Award - HM

  • 2012: Photolucida Critical Mass 2012 - shortlisted

  • 2012: National Magazine Awards, Photojournalism & Photo Essay - 1st
  • 2012: Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Fund - shortlisted
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2012: Ontario Arts Council - Visual Artists Grant

  • 2011: CONTACT Photography Festival - Feature Exhibition

  • 2010: Magnum Expression Photography Award - shortlisted
  • 2010: NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2010 - 2nd


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018: June: As Long as the Sun Shines, Lumix Festival, Hanover, Germany
  • 2017: October: I’m Going to Fade Away, Zoom Festival, Chicoutimi, Canada
  • 2017: October: We Shall See, Photopolis Festival, Halifax, Canada
  • 2016: September-November: As Long as the Sun Shines, Half King, New York, NY, U.S.A.
  • 2016: April-May: We Shall See, The Gladstone, Toronto, Canada, CONTACT Photography Festival
  • 2014: January-March - Road to Nowhere, CONTACT Gallery, Toronto, Canada
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2011: October-November - The Occupation, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, Canada

  • 2010: August-September - Detroit, Pikto Gallery, Toronto, Canada

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018: National Pictures of the Year, Canada-wide traveling exhibition
  • 2017: February - Ethical Journalism, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • 2016: May - #DYSTURB, Kensington Market, Toronto, Canada, CONTACT Photography Festival Feature Exhibition
  • 2016: May - The Staff, NAMARA Represents, Murray Building, Toronto, Canada, CONTACT Photography Festival Feature Exhibition
  • 2015: October - Flash Forward 2015, Magenta Foundation, Division Gallery, Toronto and Montreal, Canada
  • 2015: September - Curiouser and Curiouser, Instagram, Photoville, New York, U.S.A.
  • 2015: March - Subject(ive), Boreal Collective, FORMAT Festival, Derby, United Kingdom
  • 2014: October - Tension, Boreal Collective, ZOOM Photo Festival, Saguenay, Canada
  • 2014: July - Kind of Wild, Sort of Free, The VICE 2014 Photo Show, Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver, Canada
  • 2014: May-August - The FENCE, United Photo Industries, Boston, U.S.A. (installation)

  • 2014: January - Romanticism Now, O'Born Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
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2013: May-September - Pictures of the Year International, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, U.S.A.

  • 2013: May - Private as Public, Harbord Coin Wash, Toronto, Canada
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2012: June - The Present, Oz Studios, Toronto, Canada

  • 2012: January - After The End, O’Born Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
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2011: June - Mapping the Flâneur, Newcastle Arts Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K.
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2011: May - Home, CONTACT Photography Festival, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, Canada

  • 2011: April - Merging and Emerging, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Etobicoke, Canada

  • 2011: March - The Cheaper Show, Black and Yellow Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

  • 2011: March - Mapping the Flâneur, Format International Photography Festival, U.K.
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2010: November - No Comfort, New Gallery, London, England

SELECTED INTERVIEWS AND LECTURES

  • 2017: Zoom Photo Festival, Chicoutimi, Canada — As Long as the Sun Shines
  • 2017: Photopolis Photo Festival presentation, Halifax, Canada — We Shall See
  • 2017: Ryerson Image Centre / Nuit Blanche presentation, Toronto, Canada — We Shall See
  • 2017: Aga Kahn Museum, Ismaili Centre workshop, Toronto, Canada — Visual Storytelling 
  • 2016: Newsweek Japan interview by Q. Sakamaki — We Shall See
  • 2015: Boreal Bash Documentary Photography Workshop lecture, Toronto, Canada
  • 2015: Seneca College lecture, Mississauga, Canada
  • 2015: SLATE Behold interview by David Rosenberg, The People You Meet While Traveling Cross Country on a Greyhound Bus
  • 2015: TIME Lightbox interview by Olivier Laurent, A Son’s Photographic Journey to Reclaim His Father
  • 2014: 6Mois interview by Amélie Bugeon, Sur les Traces de Mes Ancêtres
  • 2014: The Walrus interview by Julien Russell Brunet, Home Lands
  • 2013: The New York Times LENS Blog interview by James Estrin, An Indigenous Way of Life Threatened by Oil Sands in Canada
  • 2010: Loyalist College lecture, Belleville, Canada
  • 2009: University of Toronto lecture, Toronto, Canada