© David Pratt
Photographer, journalist, broadcaster and author, David Pratt has spent almost four decades working as a war correspondent and covering foreign affairs.
In that time his work has been published and broadcast worldwide. Among the many media outlets to which he has contributed are the BBC, The Herald, Sunday National, The Scotsman, Sunday Times, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, The New York Times, Svenska Dagbladet, Channel 4 News, Reuters, Agence France Presse (AFP), Al-Jazeera, The National (Abu Dhabi), Sogo Magazine and Black + White Photography Magazine.
Educated at Glasgow School of Art, from where he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, he then taught art and design history at the famous school before beginning to focus full-time on documentary photography and journalism.
Among many accolades for his work, he has been named Journalist of the Year in the Scottish Press Awards. He has also twice been Reporter of the Year and twice Feature Writer of the Year and is a five times finalist in the Amnesty International Media Awards for human rights reporting.
He is author of Intifada – The Long Day of Rage, a reportage account of the Palestinian uprisings. His life reporting on wars around the world is currently the subject of an ongoing BBC Scotland / Screen Scotland television documentary series.
The first two films in this series Pictures From Afghanistan and Pictures From Iraq, were both premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival in March 2020 and 2022 respectively, while Pictures From the Balkans was broadcast this year. A fourth film Pictures From Ukraine is currently in production.
This exhibition of the same name includes photographs taken during early assignments to eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region in 2014 as pro-Russian separatist forces first came to the fore. The most recent images were taken during the first six months of the war following the Russian invasion in February of this year.
Saltmarket, Glasgow G1 5LY, UK