Personal Information

Name

Chris Howes

Address

PO Box 100

Town

Abergavenny

County

Monmouthshire

Postcode

NP7 9WY

Telephone

01873 737707

Email Address

owg@wildplaces.co.uk

Website(s)

http://www.wildplacesphotography.co.uk
http://www.wildplaces.co.uk

Specialist Activities

Photographer and author specialising in caves and caving and the environment, using Canon cameras

Specialist Areas

South Wales

Professional Details

Short Biography

Freelance photographer and author concentrating on outdoor sports, natural history and the environment throughout the world. Specialist in cave and mine photography, including the history of underground and flash photography. Zoology degree. Worldwide digital photo library of nature and travel pictures. Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS).

Professional Activities

Proprietor: Wild Places Photography (picture library and commissioned work); Proprietor: Wild Places Publishing (specialising in caving-related publications) Editor of Descent, the magazine of underground exploration (www.wildplaces.co.uk); Publishing services: editing, indexing, proof-reading, layout and design; Photography and flash workshops; Digital photography; Commissioned photography and writing

Recent Publications

Books: To Photograph Darkness; Images Below; The Spice of Life; Radical Sports: Caving

Awards

1993: Peter M Hauer Award Spelean History Award, National Speleological Society, USA ; 1997: Giles Barker Award for Excellence in Cave Photography; 1997: Tratman Award for caving literature; 1998: OWG/Fuji Professional Award for Excellence in Photography; 1998: Spelean Arts and Letters Award, National Speleological Society, USA; 2009: Tratman Award for caving literature; 2013: OWPG Award for Excellence for Photography. In addition, he has taken first place in national and international cave photography salons a total of 33 times (UK), 3 times (Spain) and 12 times (USA), as well as receiving numerous commendations and ribbons.

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