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Brian Ross, Photographer Brian Ross has been creating photographic images for over 30 years. His photographs have been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts forum, the Broadway Gallery in Soho, NYC, the African American Historical & Cultural Society in San Francisco, and the Hui No’eau in Hawaii. He has a degree in Communications & Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied with Amos Vogel, co founder of the New York Film Festival, and has studied filmmaking at NYU & UCLA. He has been an international documentary filmmaker, working on Jazz films in NYC, social housing documentaries across the US, Israel, & South Africa.
He is a naturalist and has studied nautical archaeology in Jamaica and biology & anthropology in Kenya. He has lived and worked in France and South Africa. He is the founder of Photo Safari Hawaii and the Hawaii Photography Workshops, where he has received 5 star reviews for his unique style of on location photography workshops from About.com, American Express Travel, and Travel Age West Magazine, Air Canada’s En Route, Travel & Leisure’s top 50 Dream Vacations.
Brian has intimate knowledge of Hawaiian places and their cultural richness, and was selected to represented Hawaii on an ABC television’’s “Windy City Live”in Chicago. Brian has photographed Nobel laureates: HH the Dalai Lama XIV, Nelson Mandela, & Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He has created successful fundraising art events to benefit the Nelson Mandela’s Children Fund and the Tibetan Children’s Village. His work is currently on exhibit at the Tibetan Cultural Center in Sebastopol, CA. He is the author of “Lunch with Krishna,” a work of fiction examining spirituality and culture in our contemporary global village.
Brian’s work and Photo Safari Workshops can be found on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn, and at PhotoSafari workshops.com & Hawaii Photography Workshops.com