Tom Ang

Leading photography author, lecturer

Photographer, best-selling author, and broadcaster

A specialist in travel and digital photography, he is the author of 30 books on photography and video including the best-selling Digital Photographer’s Handbook published in twenty languages and sold over half a million copies. His Digital Photography Masterclass was named ‘The Crème De La Crème of the Top Digital Imaging Books of 2008’ by Shutterbug and ‘Best How-to Book of 2008’ by Library Journal. 

Other books include How to Photograph Absolutely Everything, and Fundamentals of Photography, with total world-wide sales of over 2 million. He won the ‘Thomas Cook Award for Best Illustrated Travel Book’ for his book on the Marco Polo Expedition. 

He presented two ground-breaking six-part series ‘A Digital Picture of Britain’ and ‘Britain in Pictures’ for BBC and an eight-part photography series ‘Scene City Singapore' for Channel News Asia, Singapore in 2009 (which won Bronze at the New York Film & TV Awards). 

He was technical editor of Camera magazine, editor of Ag+ Photographic, editor of Photography magazine, and picture editor of The Sunday Correspondent Magazine.  He held the post of Senior Lecturer in Photographic Practice at the University of Westminster for 12 years, as course leader of various courses and teaching on under-graduate and masters programmes. 

He was a pioneer of academic links between the United Kingdom and  the Former Soviet Central Asia,raising funding for accountancy training in Uzbekistan, leading a Know How Fund project for journalism in Kyrgyzstan and working on the founding of the Westminster International University in Tashkent. 

He is a founding member of the World Photographic Academy of the Sony World Photography Awards, and was for many years the photography chair for the Royal Geographical Society’s Expedition Workshops. He is a judge for the Hamdan International Photography Award. He was born in Singapore and now lives in New Zealand.

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