James Bugg (b.1996) is a documentary photographer based in Melbourne. Bugg is interested in visual storytelling exploring the relationships between people, place and circumstance. Working on long term projects within Australia his work explores subcultures that drift to the edges of society. In addition to his long term work Bugg completes freelance assignments for local and international publications and is a member of Australian photo collective Oculi.
Bugg was the recipient of the 2018 Moran Contemporary Photographic prize and received the People’s Choice Award in the 2018 Australian Photobook of the Year Award, for his self published book The Pines.