Born and raised in Brighton, England, Thaddeus is a documentary photographer with a passion for creating socially committed, long-term photographic essays about people and the physical and emotional spaces that people inhabit. Thaddeus sees the camera as a tool for self-expression that allows him to explore these spaces and helps him describe the world as he sees it.
Thaddeus is currently based in Kobe, Japan, where he is Director of Design, Media & Marketing for The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), including working on the online magazine, THINK. Thaddeus’s current professional photographic practice includes commercial assignments and the development of several documentaries exploring Japanese culture, with particular focus on the role of ritual and tradition in contemporary Japanese life.
Thaddeus is an alumnus of the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, from which he graduated in 2007 with a BA (Hons) in Photography. In January 2015, Thaddeus became the Creative Director of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award.
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