Narayan Mahon is an award winning commercial and editorial photographer based in Madison, Wisconsin. His editorial work focuses on issues of statelessness and identity, which are represented in a book project, Lands in Limbo, about unrecognized countries in the world. Other projects have included a portrait series about state-censored writers in Turkey, Greenlandâ€™s independence movement and the US Presidential elections. His commercial work is also multifaceted, having done campaigns for Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kuwait, Nike and industrial projects like the Marmaray Tunnel project in Turkey.
Narayanâ€™s editorial work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Economist, The New York Times, National Public Radio (US), Times of London, The Guardian, Global Post, USA Today, Ventiquattro (Italy), Focus (Germany) and PowerHouse Magazine, among many other national and international publications.
Most recently Narayan was a 2009 winner of the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward- Emerging Photographers and a finalist for the International Reporting Project Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University and a grant recipient of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for his work in Somaliland.