TOM BIRD (1990) is a photojournalist raised in the U.K., based in Amsterdam and working globally. He explores stories about humans in relation to their environment, often portrayed with a tenderness and humility.

His photographic approach developed over a number of years documenting the growing skateboarding scene in the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Capturing the fragile freedoms of youth within an area of hostile military occupation helped sharpen his sensitivity, and taught him of the responsibility that comes with holding a camera.

His work has been published by i-D, Stack, NTS and Essay Skateboard Magazine, and exhibited as part of group shows in The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Czech Republic.






CONTACT︎︎︎
For commissions, collaborations, print sales or other enquires: hello@tombirdistheword.com

Mark





EL QUETZAL

2019

            A collaborative project between myself and artist Enrica Masi, celebrating the colour that radiates from Guatemala, both through the people and the land itself. All tied together by Guatemala’s illusive national icon – the Quetzal.

Released as a 24-page broadsheet publication combining a selection of original photography and paintings. Available to purchase here.


Shot in Guatemala City, Ciudad Vieja, Atitilan, Acatenango and Chichicastenango.





Mark