1997 SATW TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
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, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has photographed in 130 countries amd territories on all seven continents, and in all 50 U.S. states, and has specialized in photographing China since 1976. His photographs have appeared in a wide 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 thirteen 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; Chine L'Eveil du Geant (China The Awakening Giant) for the French publisher Bower in 2007, and A Great Tourist Attraction, Scenic China, Coloring My World, and Growing Up (2015), A Global Portrait and Renmin Portraits in China (2016), and Painting with a Camera (2017), all published by Photo Explorer Productions.
His next book of photographs, Cruising the World From Gondolas to Megaships, will be published by Photo Explorer Productions in early 2020.
As the director of Photo Explorer Tours, Dennis has led 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, 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.com.
Dennis began a new venture in 2016 as a designer of women's travel fashions and men's ties for VIDA Voice (ShopVIDA.com) using his travel images that have been "painterized." He is also currently the Official Photographer for AllThingsCruise.com for which he also occasionally writes about cruises.
Dennis has been a member of the American Society of Picture Professionals and American Society of Media Photographers and is a long-time member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). SATW's Travel Photographer of the Year for 1997 (Gold Portfolio), Dennis was also won the Silver Portfolio Award in 1998, 1999, and 2006, as well as a Bronze Portfolio Award in 1996. In 2015 his Single Subject Portfolio won a Gold Award. He also has won an "Award of Excellence" from Communication Arts for his portfolio on China in the Minolta Mirror in 1984.
Dennis has 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."