Bleasdale has used his photography to focus on advocacy and human rights issues since 1998. Working with Human Rights Watch and National Geographic Magazine he has educated and advised corporations and policy makers globally.
Exhibitions: The Federal Building NYC, The Central Library, Chicago, The Holocaust Museum LA, Nobel Peace Centre Oslo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs France, US Senate , United Nations NYC, The Houses of Parliament UK, US House of Representatives, Fotografiska, International Criminal Court, Venice Biennale.
Books One Hundred Years of Darkness 2002, The Rape of a Nation 2009, The Unravelling 2015.
Awards: The UNICEF Photographer of the Year Award (2004), The OPC Olivier Rebbot Award (2005), Magazine Photographer of the Year POYi (2005), The Alexia Foundation for World Peace (2005), The World Press (2006), The Anthropographia for Photography and Human Rights (2010), the Photo Book of the Year POYi (2010), Webby (2011) News and Politics, The Hood Medal for Services to Photography from Royal Photographic Society UK (2012). World Press Photo (2014), the Amnesty International (2015) and the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal (2015).