Bartram Nason is a documentary and portrait photographer and cinematographer. His editorial work has appeared in newspapers and magazines nationally and internationally, including The Guardian, Spin, and XXL. Personal projects focus on subjects in the arts, religion, youth education, and social justice.
In his work, he strives to capture natural moments of people wherever they are. His photographs can show the emotional highs and lows of both daily life and the exceptional circumstances in which many people live. As photography can be intrusive in such intimate settings, Bartram works to avoid harm in the places he photographs. He takes the trust that he is given to be a part of peoples' lives seriously, and hopes that his presence is a comfort, not a disruption.
Bartram grew up in Atlanta, GA. He began his career as a freelance photojournalist for the local alt-weekly, and later studied journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
A classically trained musician, Bartram has an undergraduate degree in cello performance from Indiana University.
Bartram lives in Chicago, IL. He is available for assignments nationwide.