James Stone – Professional Photographer

I am a multi-award winning humanitarian documentary and portrait photographer working primarily in the NGO and charity sector.

I have been practicing photography now for 20 years and hold the Associate title with both the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) and the RPS (Royal Photographic Society).

I currently work for the international NGO Plan International, but I have worked with many charities and humanitarian organisations to help them raise awareness through art.

As most of my photography work takes place in the field, I have traveled across the world to live with remote communities and tribal cultures to document their lives, with most of my focus being on children.

I think I am truly at my most comfortable when I am in the middle of nowhere, sitting in a mud hut with my cameras, listening to someone tell the story of their life!

James Stone Professional Photographer

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My Journey

My journey started in Africa, when I spent time living with very remote tribes in Tanzania. One of those tribes was the Maasai, and after spending time living with a this remote community, and also donating money for resources to help them build their local school,

The Maasai village elders gave me the name Lomayani” which roughly translated from Maasai means “the one who gives” .  It was my experience in Africa that solidified in my mind that being a photographer and traveler is my calling in life, so I now use the name to remind me everyday of how this all started.

My Awards

In 2010, 2011 & 2012 I won several international awards, including gold awards at the BIPP, for my fine art and portrait photography and was selected as the editors choice in 2010 & 2011 in the National Geographic photographer of the year competitions. My work has been published in several photographic magazines and online.

If you wish to contact me, please get in touch via the contact page.