Chris Howes

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Designer, Editor, Photographer, Publisher, WriterCaving

South Wales

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Chris
Howes
01873 737707
PO Box 100
Abergavenny
Monmouthshire
NP7 9WY
UK
Designer, Editor, Photographer, Publisher, Writer
Caving

South Wales

Freelance photographer and author concentrating on outdoor sports, natural history and the environment throughout the world. Specialist in cave and mine photography.

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 (stock and commissioned photography); 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 over 50 times, most recently in 2019, as well as receiving numerous commendations and ribbons.