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.


Kauai Beach by Dennis Cox


Detroit River View by Dennis Cox


Ohio River Bridge by Dennis Cox


Hawksbill Crag Hiker by Dennis Cox


Locomotive 201 by Dennis Cox


Grand Hotel Flags by Dennis Cox


Steam Locomotive by Dennis Cox


Yellowstone Pasture by Dennis Cox


Grand Haven Light by Dennis Cox


Autumn Forest Track by Dennis Cox


Golden Gate Surf by Dennis Cox


Big Mac Bridge by Dennis Cox


Biltmore Estate by Dennis Cox


Cape Hatteras Light by Dennis Cox


New York in Vegas by Dennis Cox


Andy Jackson's Hermitage by Dennis Cox


Nashville Boots by Dennis Cox


Nashville Signs by Dennis Cox


Yellowstone Bison by Dennis Cox


Mount Rushmore by Dennis Cox


Brooklyn Bridge by Dennis Cox


Wall Street by Dennis Cox


Giant Sequoias by Dennis Cox


Hotel Coronado by Dennis Cox


Yosemite Overlook by Dennis Cox


Kentucky Horse Farm by Dennis Cox


Liberty and the Flag by Dennis Cox


New Orleans Jazzman by Dennis Cox


Jackson Square by Dennis Cox


Salt Lake Temple by Dennis Cox


Mississippi River Bridge by Dennis Cox


Street of Blues by Dennis Cox


Elvis by Dennis Cox


Graceland by Dennis Cox


Saint Louis Icons by Dennis Cox


Branson Engine 98 by Dennis Cox


Alhambra Palace by Dennis Cox


Crowded Great Wall by Dennis Cox


Watering Camel at Taj by Dennis Cox


Bhutan Pilgrim by Dennis Cox


Tblisi River View by Dennis Cox


River Avon Punt by Dennis Cox


Lamu Beach by Dennis Cox


Lake Kariba Elephants by Dennis Cox


Provence Road by Dennis Cox


Chateau Frontenac by Dennis Cox


Uluru by Dennis Cox


Machu Picchu by Dennis Cox