Thomas Prior

Born 1979 in LA, CA

American photographer Thomas Prior’s powers of observation give each of his images a cinematic presence. With impeccable timing and sensitivity, he captures crucial moments by stepping back and capturing his subjects as they lead their lives. Prior’s portraiture is marked by contemplative, narrative-filled faces. Whether in Rwanda, Antarctica or his native America, Prior finds poetry and resonance in the landscape, people and lives that he encounters. Born in 1979 in Los Angeles, today Prior is based in New York and works for clients including NASA, The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, and The New York Times, among many others.