Dennis Cox


Ann Arbor, MI


Dennis Cox is an award-winning travel and location photographer for magazines, books, corporate publications, and advertising. He has photographed in over one hundred countries on all seven continents and in 49 U.S. states, and has specialized in photographing China with over 50 trips there 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, 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, MIRA, and Picade. He currently markets most of his images through his own stock agency, ChinaStock / WorldViews, with images searchable through the viewing portal He is currently Official Photographer for

Dennis has been a member of the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP), and American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and is a long-time member of 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.


Lisbon Trams by Dennis Cox


Spilled Blood Church by Dennis Cox


Bo-Kaap Color by Dennis Cox


Gaudi Sentinels by Dennis Cox


Gamla Stan Clocktower by Dennis Cox


Potala Prayer Wheels by Dennis Cox


Istanbul Window by Dennis Cox


Ephesus Library by Dennis Cox


Nemrut Dagi Zeus by Dennis Cox


Kiev Cathedral by Dennis Cox


South Beach Art Deco by Dennis Cox


Moai by Dennis Cox


Golden Gate by Dennis Cox


Samarkand by Dennis Cox


Iguazu Falls Rainbow by Dennis Cox


Paradise Bay by Dennis Cox


Wotan's Throne by Dennis Cox


Virgin Gorda Beach by Dennis Cox


Moraine Lake by Dennis Cox


Icelandic Glacial Landscape by Dennis Cox


Icelandic Waterfalls by Dennis Cox


South India Beach by Dennis Cox


Lake Issyk-kul Pasture by Dennis Cox


Kyrgyzstan Mountains by Dennis Cox


Lake Michigan Lighthouse by Dennis Cox


Sossusvlei Dune by Dennis Cox


Cape Town Wave by Dennis Cox


South African Dunes by Dennis Cox


Turkish Palace by Dennis Cox


Welsh Farm by Dennis Cox


Ancient Water Town by Dennis Cox


Golden Sands River by Dennis Cox


Black Dragon Pool by Dennis Cox


Flaming Mountains by Dennis Cox


Lake Tai Hu Morning by Dennis Cox


Ease of Mind Garden by Dennis Cox


Yellow River Waterfalls by Dennis Cox


Yellow River Temple by Dennis Cox


Jiuzhaiguo Terraces by Dennis Cox


Clear Five Flower Lake by Dennis Cox


Springtime at West Lake by Dennis Cox


South China Sea Beach by Dennis Cox


Li River Lanterns by Dennis Cox


Huanglong Waterfalls by Dennis Cox


Floating Lotus Blossoms by Dennis Cox


Hangzhou's West Lake by Dennis Cox


West Lake Boatman by Dennis Cox


Zhangjiajie by Dennis Cox