Ian Bates (b.1992) is a photographic artist living and working in Seattle, WA. His photographs look at his curiosities of human nature in the United States. Bates regularly works on commissions and editorial assignments. Clients include The New York Times Magazine, The California Sunday Magazine, and National Geographic amongst others.
Nava is publishing photographs from his series Meadowlark. Meadowlark is drawn from a contemporary reality, blending multiple places into a single topography. Anyone can live here, but many don’t. The weight of silence has consumed it. The pictures look toward the triumphs and struggles of Meadowlark, a place that almost exists.
Select Media for Meadowlark: Feature Shoot