Born in 1961 in Tel Aviv, Israel, Nadav Kander is best known for Yangtze - The Long River, for which he earned the prestigious Prix Pictet award in 2009.

Other series include Obama's People, an acclaimed 52 portrait series commissioned by New York Times Magazine, and his recent portraits for the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Road to 2012.

Kander's work is included in several public collections including National Portrait Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Frank Suss Collection, and he has exhibited worldwide at venues such as the Palais de Tokyo, the Herzilya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel and the Mus̩e De L'Elysee, Lausanne.

He was named International Photographer of the Year at the 7th Annual Lucie Awards in 2009 and has received awards from the Art Director's Club and IPA in the USA, the D&AD and the John Kobal Foundation in the UK and Epica in Europe.