Gary Knight began his career photographing the war in Cambodia in 1988. He has documented over 20 wars since then and worked in over 90 countries for the worlds leading media organizations. His photographic work is principally focused on human rights issues and has been collected by museums, used in war crimes trials and published worldwide.
His photography has been honored with numerous awards, including Best Photography Book (PoYi 2013); Best Magazine Issue (PoYi 2013), Honorable Mention Robert Capa Award 2003/4; Fuji France Photographer of the Year 2003/4;
The Amnesty International Photojournalism Award 2001/2.
He also works in academia, was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University (2010) and is the Founder & Director of the Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice at Tufts University. He sits on the Boards of a number of non-profit organizations such as the Ground Truth Project, the WHO/Stop TB Advisory Board for Photography, the Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Association, the Frontline Club, the Crimes of War Foundation, and the Indochina Media Memorial Foundation.
Knight has chaired multiple media juries, including the St Brieuc Festival Award (2013), the World Press Photo Award (2008 & 2013), and the WHO Stop TB Alliance Exhibition and Photography Award (2007 – 2012) – and is the principle architect of the VII photo agency which was named as the 3rd most important entity in photography 3 years after it was founded.