Ian Bates is a photographic artist based in the Bay Area. His photographs look at his curiosities of contradictions in human nature around the United States and how people interact with the environments they inhabit.

His clients include A+E Networks, VRBO, The New York Times Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, WIRED, Lufthansa Magazine, Smithsonian, Rolling Stone, The University of Washington and others.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022, Meadowlark, These Days Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014, Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

2019, Time After Time, Quaid Gallery, Tampa, FL

2023, Context 2023, Filter Space, Chicago, IL

2023, Looking Forward: Ten Years of Photography at Pier 24, Pier 24, San Francisco, CA

Books from Ian BATES