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1998, 1999, & 2006 TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR Runnerup

Society of American Travel Writers Photo Showcase

Dennis Cox is an award-winning travel and location photographer for magazines, books, corporate publications, and advertising. He has photographed in over a hundred countries on all seven continents and has specialized in photographing China since 1976. His photographs have appeared in an eclectic range of publications in numerous countries worldwide.

He has been a regular contributor to such magazines as Midwest Living, Forbes, Information Week, and U.S. News & World Report, and to the publications of companies including Northern Telecom, Unisys, and Fed Ex. His stock photos have appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide including GEO, LIFE, Travel Holiday, Travel & Leisure, Islands, National Geographic Traveler, Esquire, Endless Vacation, Atlantic Monthly, Winds, Silk Road, and Hemispheres. In addition, he has photographed six books: Detroit Today, published in 1991; Michigan, published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing in 1993; China, published by The Child's World in 1998; Fodor's American Compass Guide, Michigan, in 2001 & 2005; Pure Michigan, published in China in 2007; and Chine L'Eveil du Geant (China The Awakening Giant) for the French publisher Bower in 2007.

As the director of Photo Explorer Tours (co-founded with New York photographer Norman Snyder as China Photo Workshop Tours), Dennis has been leading photo tours to China since 1981 and to other photogenic world destinations since 1996. His stock photography has been marketed worldwide through Alamy, Getty Images (formerly Tony Stone Images and FPG), TimeLife Picture Library, The Stock Solution/, ageFotostock, and MIRA. He currently markets most of his images through his own stock agency, ChinaStock / WorldViews, with images keyword searchable through the viewing portal AGPix. He is also an owner-member of the agency, Picade.

Dennis is a member of the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) and the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). SATW's Travel Photographer of the Year for 1997, Dennis was also runner-up for that honor in 1998, 1999, and 2006, as well as placing third in 1996. In 1984 his portfolio on China in the Minolta Mirror won an "Award of Excellence" from Communication Arts.

Dennis has also been a photography workshop instructor for the American Photo Mentor Series, taught photography at Henry Ford Community College, and has written for several photography magazines both nationally and internationally. Darkroom Photography and the 1988 Photographer's Market have profiled his work and he is listed in American Photographers, an "illustrated who's who among contemporary Americans".

May, 2013

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