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.


Inca Walls by Dennis Cox


Backwaters Houseboat by Dennis Cox


Li River Sunset by Dennis Cox


Chilean Volcano by Dennis Cox


Rio Surfers by Dennis Cox


Sucre Convent by Dennis Cox


Grand Haven Lighthouse by Dennis Cox


Gulangyu Boats by Dennis Cox


Rome Colosseum by Dennis Cox


Cinque Terre Storm by Dennis Cox


Amalfi View by Dennis Cox


Key West Sunset Sail by Dennis Cox


Burmese Spring by Dennis Cox


Mandalay Monk by Dennis Cox


Bagan Sunrise by Dennis Cox


Bagan Pagodas by Dennis Cox


U Bein Bridge by Dennis Cox


Cruise Ship Profile by Dennis Cox


White Cruise Ship by Dennis Cox


South Beach Hotel by Dennis Cox


South Beach Classic by Dennis Cox


Granada Architecture by Dennis Cox


Mabry Mill by Dennis Cox


Laotian Temple by Dennis Cox


Thai Floating Market by Dennis Cox


Siesta Key Sunset by Dennis Cox


Smoky Mountain Vista by Dennis Cox


Lincoln Memorial by Dennis Cox


Tea House by Dennis Cox


Posing with Poppies by Dennis Cox


Wine Decanters by Dennis Cox


Cafe Color by Dennis Cox


Sydney Architecture by Dennis Cox


Temple of Heaven by Dennis Cox


Giza Sunset by Dennis Cox


Paris Architecture by Dennis Cox


Brandenburg Gate by Dennis Cox


Santorini Church by Dennis Cox


Hong Kong Skyline by Dennis Cox


Budapest Chain Bridge by Dennis Cox


Indonesian Hindu Temple by Dennis Cox


Chinese Fishing Nets by Dennis Cox


Taj Mahal by Dennis Cox


Al-Aksa Mosque Gateway by Dennis Cox


Florence Duomo by Dennis Cox


Golden Pavilion by Dennis Cox


Shinto Shrine by Dennis Cox


Kathmandu Stupa by Dennis Cox