A Canadian currently based in Monrovia, Liberia.

Between 2003 and early 2006 I was living in Kazakhstan, putting together a collection of images on Central Asia. During this time I have completed photo projects for international organizations including several UN agencies, Red Cross and the British Council , as well as commissions from magazines and newspapers in worldwide. My commitment to exploring the region thoroughly has led me to cover over 40,000 km on foot, horseback and back-country skis, by boat, car, 4x4 and train.

I was technically educated in photography at Langara College in Vancouver, and my background includes professional work in advertising, PR and editing. While my earlier work experience was primarily commercial, much of my free time since 1993 has been spent on travel photography. This travel work has been showcased in exhibitions, magazines and on TV in North America, Europe and Asia. I strive to produce clean and graphically pleasing compositions that document realistic situations sometimes playfully but still respectfully. I try not to limit my subject matter to what would typically be showcased; instead I include the many varied aspects of ordinary life that are often overlooked and try to highlight the charms and uniqueness of a particular region. Besides documenting different aspects of life and introducing an area such as Central Asia to a wider audience, the images are intended to entertain.

Besides the collection from Central Asia, you can also see here my latest work from West Africa, as well as earlier travel work shot during the 90s. Enjoy and your comments are always welcome.

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  • Crossing Iceland by www.AlastairHumphreys.com
  • Iceland teaser video by www.AlastairHumphreys.com

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    Water Foul Photographer says:

    "An inspiration to photographers the world over.

    A series of extraordinary haircuts and modes of transportation.

    and simply one of the best players of 'Scotland Yard' that Vancouver has produced in recent years."

    May 25th, 2006

Christopher Herwig
March 2006
Surrey, BC, Canada
Monrovia, Liberia
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chris [at] herwigphoto.com