Ian Willms

Ian Willms is an independent documentary photographer, a freelance photojournalist and a founding member of the Boreal Collective.

His curious and socially conscious nature has driven Ian to explore the fringes of Canada and the Unites States, communicating the systemic struggles of abandoned peoples and the environments in which they live. From the depressed, post-apocalyptic suburbs of Detroit to the poisoned shorelines of Fort Chipewyan, Ian's approach to his subjects is calm, sensitive and intimate.

Ian's work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in North America and Europe and has been honoured and supported by the Magnum Expression Photography Award, the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism competition, the Magenta Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council.

Ian is currently traveling throughout Eastern Europe and Russia, pursuing a personal project.  He is available for assignments worldwide.

To contact Ian, please e-mail him at ian@ianwillms.com, and to view more of Ian's portfolios, CV, current location and current mobile number please visit his personal website and blog.