Zadoc Nava

Senior Lecturer Fine Art - Theory & Practice, UCA Canterbury

Academic, School of Fine Art and Photography

Zadoc Nava is a filmmaker and photographer. Recent work includes street photography projects in Iran, London and New York and he has won a number of film festival prizes. He has also produced the first British-Iranian feature film to be shot in the UK.

His photography work has been published in Portfolio and Flex and exhibited in solo photography shows at London Gallery West, Belfast Exposed and The Print Room and group shows at the V&A Museum and Tate Britain; and most recently in the Iran Biennale, Tehran, August 2016 and Start Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, Sept 2016.

A monograph of his photography is available from Black Dog Publishing. 

Further information:
Zadoc Nava's website

Zadoc Nava staff profile picture

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Awards, Grants and Commissions:


  • Research funding from UCA Research and the Arts Council.
  • Film work funded by Channel 4, BBC, Arts Council of England, British Film Institute, Film London and the AHRC (Innovation Award).


Film Festival Prizes:

  • Silver Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival
  • Second Prize, CortoImola Short Film Festival, Bologna
  • Best Documentary, at CortoCinema Film Festival.

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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