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.


Brisbane Street Art by Dennis Cox


Sea Watch by Dennis Cox


South Seas Sunrise by Dennis Cox


Koh Samui Palms by Dennis Cox


Australian Koala by Dennis Cox


Long-tail Boat Photographer by Dennis Cox


Ton Sai Long-tail Boat by Dennis Cox


Phi Phi Don Long-tail boat by Dennis Cox


Maya Bay Long-tail by Dennis Cox


Thai Long-tail by Dennis Cox


Thai Beach Chairs by Dennis Cox


Khai Nok Colors by Dennis Cox


Thai Island Bikinis by Dennis Cox


Cruise Ship Vista by Dennis Cox


South Seas Cruisers by Dennis Cox


Cruise Oasis by Dennis Cox


South Seas Abstract by Dennis Cox


Guadalcanal Port by Dennis Cox


Tropical Sails by Dennis Cox


Melanesian Sailors by Dennis Cox


Pacific Fishing Ships by Dennis Cox


South Seas Still Life by Dennis Cox


Alotau Harbour by Dennis Cox


Sydney Symbol by Dennis Cox


Pride of Sydney by Dennis Cox


Ballina Boats by Dennis Cox


Twelve Apostles by Dennis Cox


Woods Walk by Dennis Cox


Huangshan Sunset by Dennis Cox


Grand Canyon Pine by Dennis Cox


Egyptology by Dennis Cox


Smoky Mountain Autumn by Dennis Cox


Mao Money by Dennis Cox


San Miguel Balcony by Dennis Cox


Oaxaca Saloon by Dennis Cox


Etosha Water Hole by Dennis Cox


Cambodia Faces by Dennis Cox


Louisville Bridges by Dennis Cox


Tunis Beach Jars by Dennis Cox


Mono Lake Dawn by Dennis Cox


Washington Monument by Dennis Cox


Huangshan Winter Dawn by Dennis Cox


1970s Corn Palace by Dennis Cox


London Phone Booth #2 by Dennis Cox


London Phone Booth #1 by Dennis Cox


Red Dye by Dennis Cox


Morocco Blue City by Dennis Cox


USS Alabama by Dennis Cox