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.


Kotor Harbor by Dennis Cox Photo Explorer


Magnolia Plantation House by Dennis Cox Photo Explorer


Magnolia Gardens Bridge by Dennis Cox Photo Explorer


Cascade Volcanoes by Dennis Cox Photo Explorer


Mad Ludwig's Castle by Dennis Cox Photo Explorer


Danube Fortress by Dennis Cox Photo Explorer


Colorful BoKaap by Dennis Cox Photo Explorer


Hunan Tea House by Dennis Cox Photo Explorer


West Lake Park by Dennis Cox Photo Explorer


Pindaya Buddhas by Dennis Cox Photo Explorer


Rio Surfers by Dennis Cox Photo Explorer


Nyhavn Harbor by Dennis Cox


Narikala Castle by Dennis Cox


Cathedral of Leon by Dennis Cox


Granada Skyline by Dennis Cox


Dublin Georgian Door by Dennis Cox


Graceland Grafitti by Dennis Cox


King Tut Mask by Dennis Cox


Angkor Wat by Dennis Cox


Jvari In the Mist by Dennis Cox


Melk Hotel by Dennis Cox


Kotor Harbor by Dennis Cox


Spring Pagoda by Dennis Cox


Calavatra's City by Dennis Cox


Little Slugger by Dennis Cox


Palau de les Arts by Dennis Cox


Romantic Udaipur by Dennis Cox


Don Quixote Portrait by Dennis Cox


Krakow Carriage by Dennis Cox


Mississippi Steamboat by Dennis Cox


Rothenburg Square Fountain by Dennis Cox


Boulders Beach by Dennis Cox


Seeing Red Series #2 by Dennis Cox


Cross and Minarets by Dennis Cox


Rothenburg Roof Tops by Dennis Cox


Saint Mark's Basilica by Dennis Cox


Rothenburg Square Fountain by Dennis Cox


Dubrovnik Old Town Roofs by Dennis Cox


Dalmatian Marina Sunset by Dennis Cox


Dalmatia Sunset by Dennis Cox


Amalfi View from Ravello by Dennis Cox


Holy Toledo by Dennis Cox


Highway 41 Autumn by Dennis Cox


Balloonfest by Dennis Cox


Grand Hotel Flags by Dennis Cox


Point Betsie Light House by Dennis Cox


Children on the Dunes by Dennis Cox


Lake Michigan Shore by Dennis Cox