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.


Japan Love by Dennis Cox


Egypt Oasis by Dennis Cox


Petra Treasury by Dennis Cox


Petra Camels by Dennis Cox


Dubai Beach by Dennis Cox


Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque by Dennis Cox


Sunburn by Dennis Cox


Bathing Beauty by Dennis Cox


Cruise Ship in Port by Dennis Cox


Celebrity Cruise Ship by Dennis Cox


Cruise Ship Profile by Dennis Cox


Athens Taxi Colors Series by Dennis Cox


Athens Taxis by Dennis Cox


Alphabet Man Series #6 by Dennis Cox


Alphabet Man Series #3 by Dennis Cox


Alphabet Man Series #1 by Dennis Cox


Huangshan Morning Mist by Dennis Cox


Heavenly Capital Peak by Dennis Cox


Sunset Peak by Dennis Cox


Yellow Mountain Peaks by Dennis Cox


Badaling Great Wall by Dennis Cox


Dhows at Low Tide by Dennis Cox


Row Boats at Dock by Dennis Cox


Maya Bay Long-tail Boat by Dennis Cox


Thai Beach Sunbather by Dennis Cox


Taj Mahal Ladies in Saris by Dennis Cox


Church in the Forest by Dennis Cox


Everglades Blue Heron by Dennis Cox


Princess in Rough Seas by Dennis Cox


Port of Miami by Dennis Cox


South Beach Station by Dennis Cox


South Beach Pink by Dennis Cox


Restored 1956 Chevrolet by Dennis Cox


1956 Chevy Cuban Taxi by Dennis Cox


Bicycle Racer by Dennis Cox


South Beach Neon by Dennis Cox


Wales Countryside by Dennis Cox


Caernarfon Castle by Dennis Cox


Lake Michigan Swans by Dennis Cox


Bonanza Falls by Dennis Cox


Edison Locomotive by Dennis Cox


Inle Lake Leg-Rower by Dennis Cox


Liberty and Old Glory by Dennis Cox


Stone Confucian Official by Dennis Cox


White Dagoba View by Dennis Cox


Sunrise on the Lijiang by Dennis Cox


Jade Dragon River Sunrise by Dennis Cox


Tongli Boatman by Dennis Cox