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.


Hard Rock Biloxi by Dennis Cox


Blue City Colors by Dennis Cox


Turkish Carpets by Dennis Cox


Nyhavn by Dennis Cox


Two Cruise Ships by Dennis Cox


Flamingoes by Dennis Cox


Amsterdam Canal by Dennis Cox


Sun Studio by Dennis Cox


Nyhavn by Dennis Cox


Tall Ships by Dennis Cox


Helsinki Harbor by Dennis Cox


Nyhavn Tour Boat by Dennis Cox


Nyhavn by Dennis Cox


Tblisi Dawn by Dennis Cox


Budva Old Town by Dennis Cox


Palace Guard by Dennis Cox


Spac Needle by Dennis Cox


Roller Coaster by Dennis Cox


Route 66 Diner by Dennis Cox


Chaco Ruins by Dennis Cox


Appalachian Stream by Dennis Cox


Wagon Wheels by Dennis Cox


Venice in Vegas by Dennis Cox


German Reichstag by Dennis Cox


Saint Lucia Beach by Dennis Cox


Dingle Harbour by Dennis Cox


Windswept by Dennis Cox


Aruba Lighthouse by Dennis Cox


White Cruise Ship by Dennis Cox


Lake Louise by Dennis Cox


Dubrovnik Old Town by Dennis Cox


Dragon Boat by Dennis Cox


Sacre Coeur by Dennis Cox


Parisian Restaurant by Dennis Cox


River Seine by Dennis Cox


Cinque Terre Village by Dennis Cox


Limoncello by Dennis Cox


Amalfi Beach by Dennis Cox


Taos Pueblo by Dennis Cox


Grand Teton Autumn by Dennis Cox


Arc de Triomphe by Dennis Cox


San Francisco Bridge View by Dennis Cox


Hawksbill Crag in Autumn by Dennis Cox


Sphinx by Dennis Cox


Taos Skulls by Dennis Cox


Iwo Jima Flag Raising by Dennis Cox


San Francisco Skyline by Dennis Cox


Kauai Valley by Dennis Cox