Wild Photography Holidays - Photographic Adventure Travel: José Navarro

Yesnaby, Orkney Woman waiting for the train Majuli River Island, Assam The Ice Beach - Breiðamerkursandur

José Navarro

Originally from Spain, José moved to the UK 18 years ago and gave up a career as an engineering lecturer to develop his passion for travel and photography.
After finishing a MA in Documentary Photography he started a freelance lifestyle working as a photographer, travel researcher and writer. He has contributed to the Rough Guides to Morocco, Kerala and Europe, edited books for Alistair Sawday Publishing and worked on commission for Visit Britain. José’s articles have been published in magazines such as the British Journal of Photography, Outdoor Photographer, TGO, Geographical and Trek & Mountain. José has has a background in further and higher education; he was a lecturer at City Lit College in London and a Curriculum Leader on the BA(Hons) Photography degree programme at the Open College of the Arts. José has also worked on commission for international development charities such as Tee Aid and Oxfam.

José is fascinated by wild places and people’s interaction with them. He has travelled extensively – often trekking or cycling – in beautiful and remote environments such as Iceland, Alaska, Lapland and the Thar Desert. He also worked as an expedition photographer in Guyana for Raleigh International. José won a Millennium Commission Award for a photographic project in Mali and a Wilderness Award for an expedition across the Andes and the Altiplano.

José firmly believes that photography is a vehicle for exploring the world. On the photography workshops that he leads José fosters an experiential perception of wild places from which photography naturally develops. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Anthropology and is a qualified International Mountain Leader. José speaks English and French fluently.