Tom Ang


Tom Ang

Tom Ang is a photographer, author, traveller and academic. A specialist in travel and digital photography, he has photographed extensively in Central Asia. He won the Thomas Cook award for best Illustrated Travel Book for his coverage of the Marco Polo Expedition.

Ang was senior lecturer in photographic practice at the University of Westminster for over 12 years (1991 - 2004) and created the MA Photographic Journalism course. For over 10 years he specialised in photographing Central Asia, extensively travelling in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, with a few visits to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. He led a Know How Fund project that helped equip a radio studio for radio students and which reformed the journalism curriculum for the Kyrgyz Russian Slavonic University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Ang is the author of 19 books on photography and video including "Tao of Photography", "Digital Photographer’s Handbook" (now in 3rd edition), "Advanced Digital Photography" (now in 2nd edition), "Picture Editing" (now in 2nd edition), "Eyewitness Companion: Photography", and "Digital Video Handbook", "How to Photograph Absolutely Everything".

Ang is presenter of the BBC series ‘A Digital Picture of Britain’, first transmitted in 2005 on BBC4. A second series, entitled 'Britain in Pictures' was transmitted in 2007. He continues to write and photograph, adding high-definition video production to his activities". In October 2007 he launched the iDigitalPhoto site with search engine optimiser Markus Urban.

External links

* [http://www.tomang.com Tom Ang's official site]
* [http://www.idigitalphoto.com Digital Photography Masterclass by Tom Ang]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/britain/goodphotos/ Tom Ang on BBC]


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