James Morgan is a London-based film director and photographer whose work explores our shifting relationship with the natural world.
Spanning a decade, and over fifty countries, his large format photographs capture the shared experience of humans and animals – emphasising both our oneness with the animal kingdom and charting our inevitable separation from it. The photographs have appeared in magazines and galleries around the world and have contributed to sparking debate and policy change on environmental and indigenous rights issues.
In film, James recently made Becoming You, a six part series for Apple TV, narrated by Olivia Colman, and Sea Dragon, a period heist film about the discovery of the first Ichthyosaur. Previously, James made Jago: A Life Underwater, a feature documentary about an 80-year-old sea nomad – which won numerous awards on the festival circuit and was distributed by Netflix and BBC – and Seven, which played out in real-time, telling the story of a young woman forced to preside over an indigenous murder trial.
James is now working on a contemporary environmental thriller set in Northeast Greenland and a new documentary series for Netflix.