_DSC4010 I am a freelance documentary photographer, passionate about creating engaging images for those making the world a better place. Whether documenting successes or illustrating challenges, I am committed to working sensitively and portraying people in a dignified manner; I understand the dangers of representing people simply as passive victims, stripped of their agency and removed from the context of the larger systems that effect us all.

My photography is informed by both a masters degree in International Development from the University of Edinburgh, and a decade of campaigning for human rights. I am familiar with issues of consent and child protection, and am experienced at work cross-culturally and with interpreters. Based out of London, I have worked in many remote locations from Asia to Africa. To contact me please email mail@philipkirk.com or call +44 (0) 7967993235.

My clients include:

  • Oxfam
  • International Alert
  • People & Planet
  • Tibet Justice Center
  • The ACTION Support Centre
  • Students for a Free Tibet