Chris Dei is an award-winning photographer whose tribal and wildlife images offer deep insight to the perfection, balance and beauty of a quickly disappearing world.
Originally trained as a classical pianist in the U.S. and Europe, she brings a lifetime of artistic vision, insight and creativity to her work.
When she is not in her New York studio, she can be found in some of the most remote and challenging areas of the world. She is an active member of the North American Nature Photography Association, and a passionate advocate of environmental and wildlife conservation. In 2007 she was awarded a signature membership in Artists for Conservation – a highly selective and prestigious group of the most renowned wildlife and nature artists in the world. Her Fine Art Wildlife work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe and Africa and is featured in the permanent art collection of the Bennington Center for the Arts, the Herlufsholm in Denmark, as well as private in collections of celebrities including Ali MacGraw and the late James Gandolfini.
She has consistently been a finalist in the largest most prestigious Wildlife Competition in the world held every year in London, and has exhibited in New York, Colorado, Denver, California and East Africa.
A highly sought after photographer for her portrait work as well, Chris has worked on major digital projects for The Philadelphia Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, The JFK Center for the Performing Arts and many of the world’s most renowned performing concert artists.
Chris has traveled and photographed in Europe, The Middle East, South America and Africa. She now devotes herself exclusively to her great love – the wildlife of East Africa; her work continues to receive international attention and wide critical acclaim.
She is currently represented by the Westwood and Xanadu galleries in the U.S. and in East Africa by Lisa Christoffersen at the Home Gallery in Nairobi.