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Ian Watts is an accomplished and prolific photographer, covering music, fashion and political events. His photographic archive includes striking images from the UK, Africa and the Caribbean. His candid imagery showcases musicians, writers, artists, politicians, and well-loved celebrities from the UK, Caribbean and African diaspora. 

Ian has photographed the Notting Hill Carnival for many years, and the Arts Council of Great Britain sponsored him to produce his work in a photographic exhibition entitled Behind the Masquerade: The Story of Notting Hill Carnival. 


Also featured in his photographs are cultural and historical insights into Caribbean and African life in the UK, including the underground UK Lovers Rock music scene. His photographic collection is a precious resource archiving an assembly of musical artists and iconic figures of the era, and covers a seminal period in social history.


Aside from his photographic work, Ian is a BAFTA award-winning film and television cameraman, and works on documentaries, factual entertainment, music and current affairs films. He has over 30 years experience filming in 50 countries around the world, and throughout the UK and Europe.

© Ian Watts 2024. All rights reserved.

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