The global award in photography and sustainability

Ross McDonnell

Born 1979, Ireland. Lives and works in New York.

Ross McDonnell is a filmmaker and photographer from Dublin, Ireland.
His work is manifested in long term documentary projects focused on themes of sustainability, conflict, migration and ecology.

McDonnell’s first film ‘Colony’ was a multi-award-winning exploration into the plight of declining Honeybee populations in the United States and its impact on agriculture. His following films focused on conflict in Mexico and Afghanistan as well as social housing in his native Dublin. His most recent film ‘Elián’, produced for CNN Films, BBC and Amazon, was nominated for a News and Documentary EMMY award in 2018.

Ross’ photographic work has been exhibited and published around the world. He is a regular contributor to publications such as Time Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and The Sunday Times Magazine.