Tewfic El-Sawy*

05.12.2012 in19:05 in Travel, country -->


Based in New York City, I am a freelance photographer and the founder of The Travel Photographer. I document endangered cultures and traditional life ways of Asia, Latin America and Africa. My images, articles and photo features were published in various magazines and are featured by some of the largest adventure travel companies in the United States and Great Britain, as well as in multinational corporations’ art collections. I am passionate about documentary-travel photography and I produce multimedia stories, merging still photography and ambient sound. I teach street photography and multimedia storytelling.

I also plan, organize and lead photo-expeditions since 2000. During the past two years, my expeditions got so popular that they’ve swelled up to 9-10 participants, and generated long waiting lists. Starting 2011, the ideal number of participants is 6 (excluding myself). Participation will be based on a “first registered first in” rule, but will also take into consideration a portfolio review and other criteria. As of 2011, I intend to maximize the photo-journalism and travel-documentary components of my photo-expeditions even further, and largely focus on story-telling…and continue tutoring multi-media production. This is the future of photography, and I fully intend to structure my photo-expeditions accordingly.


Tewfic El-Sawy