Mekael Dawson


b. 1986, HK.

Photo: Nikoli Partiyeli

Photo: Nikoli Partiyeli


Mekael Dawson (b.1985) is a photographer and visual artist based in Los Angeles, California. As a teen, he grew up producing skateboard videos, playing in punk bands and catching snapshots on disposable cameras. It wasn’t until 2010 that Mekael began examining the world through the lens of his 1977 Minolta.

His diverse focus ranges from landscape and street photography to portraiture and abstract compositions. Questions surrounding the nature of consciousness, human relatedness and the complexities of the natural world are but a few driving forces behind his creativity. In all aspects of his work, he strives to present his subjects with both objectivity and a sense of wonder.

Dawson is currently available for commissions and freelance projects.

© 2019 Mekael Dawson


Sony Music
Dover Street Market
Ace Hotel
US Bank
& more

Exhibitions :

2019 100 Portraits • Infinity Room • Los Angeles, USA
LA Is Trying To Kill Me • Superchief Gallery • Los Angeles, USA
The Arts Showcase: LA Edition • La-La Land Gallery • Los Angeles, USA
2017 Nūtana (solo) • Infinity Room • Los Angeles, USA
2015  Summer In The City • O Gallery • Los Angeles, USA
2014  Young Blood, Old Shot • Doomed Gallery • Dalston, London, UK
2013  L'art Pour L'art: TRANSIT • The Holding Co. • Los Angeles, USA