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.


Ephesus Library by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Nemrut Dagi Zeus by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Kiev Cathedral by Dennis Cox WorldViews


South Beach Art Deco by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Moai by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Golden Gate by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Samarkand by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Iguazu Falls Rainbow by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Paradise Bay by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Wotan's Throne by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Virgin Gorda Beach by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Moraine Lake by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Icelandic Glacial Landscape by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Icelandic Waterfalls by Dennis Cox WorldViews


South India Beach by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Lake Issyk-kul Pasture by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Kyrgyzstan Mountains by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Lake Michigan Lighthouse by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Sossusvlei Dune by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Cape Town Wave by Dennis Cox WorldViews


South African Dunes by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Turkish Palace by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Welsh Farm by Dennis Cox WorldViews


Ancient Water Town by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Golden Sands River by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Black Dragon Pool by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Flaming Mountains by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Lake Tai Hu Morning by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Ease of Mind Garden by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Yellow River Waterfalls by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Yellow River Temple by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Jiuzhaiguo Terraces by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Clear Five Flower Lake by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Springtime at West Lake by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


South China Sea Beach by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Li River Lanterns by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Huanglong Waterfalls by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Floating Lotus Blossoms by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Hangzhou's West Lake by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


West Lake Boatman by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Zhangjiajie by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Misty Lotus Flower Peak by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Huangshan Swirling Clouds by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Beidaihe Beach by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Huangguoshu Falls by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Wild Great Wall by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Great Wall Descending by Dennis Cox ChinaStock


Clouds Over Great Wall by Dennis Cox ChinaStock