Justin Mott

Since arriving in Vietnam over a decade ago, Justin Mott has established himself as one of the best-known and well respected photographers in Southeast Asia. He has shot over 100 assignments for the New York Times while a retrospective of his work photographed in Vietnam has been featured on the BBC. Additional major editorial clients include National Geographic, TIME, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, and The Guardian among many others.

His boutique visual production studio Mott Visuals specializes in premium commercial photography and video production. Mott is also familiar to TV viewers as host and resident judge of History Channel’s hit photography reality series Photo Face-Off .

Mott is an avid animal welfare advocate and is currently working on his long-term global personal project titled Kindred Guardians. The project focuses on documenting people around the world who dedicate their lives to animal conservation and welfare.

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A headshot of photographer Justin Mott



  • The New York Times

  • National Geographic

  • The Washington Post

  • TIME

  • Forbes

  • CNN

  • BBC

  • Stern

  • Paris Match

  • Smithsonian

  • The Guardian

  • The Wall Street Journal

  • Der Spiegel

  • Greenpeace

  • Red Cross

  • United Nations


  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  • WWF