Tom Stoddart began his photographic career on a local newspaper in his native North-East of England. In 1978 he moved to London and began working freelance for publications such as the Sunday Times and Time Magazine.
During a long and varied career, he has witnessed such international events as the war in Lebanon, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the election of President Nelson Mandela, the bloody siege of Sarajevo, the wars against Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
Meliha Vareshanovic walks proudly and defiantly to work during the siege of Sarajevo, 1993
In 2012 his ‘Perspectives’ retrospective outdoor exhibition was displayed at London’s South Bank and attracted 225,000 visitors. In 2016 Tom was a guest speaker at Xposure International Photography Festival and held an indoor exhibition.
Tom Stoddart is established as one of the world’s most respected photojournalists. Stoddart is represented by, and works closely with Getty Reportage, to produce powerful photo-essays on the serious world issues of our time.