CHRIS NOBLE is a photographer, writer, lecturer, and social activist whose work seeks to re-connect people and nature, and aid the transition to a more sustainable world. He is a veteran of over thirty expeditions to the most remote corners of the globe, including Everest, McKinley, Pumori, Ama Dablam, the jungles of Borneo, the Arctic, and remote regions of Bhutan and Burma.
Noble's writing and photography have appeared in hundreds of publications including National Geographic, Outside, Life, Rolling Stone, and Newsweek. His photographs have been included in books such as Exposure: The Best Photographs of Outside Magazine, Malaysia: Heart of Southeast Asia, and To the Summit. A book of his black and white landscape photographs, Escalante: The Best Kind of Nothing, with text by Brooke Williams, published by the University of Arizona Press, won honorable mention in the 2006 Utah book awards.
Noble served for more than a decade as the primary advertising photographer for The North Face, Inc. He has been a contributing editor at Powder and Outdoor Photographer Magazines as well as a featured speaker at the National Geographic Society in Washington DC and the Banff Mountain Book Festival in Alberta Canada, where his photographs are on permanent display at the Banff Centre for Mountain Culture. Recently Noble was the first additional photographer to be invited to join Mountain Light, the prestigious photo agency founded by the late Galen Rowell.
American Photo Magazine has written, "the secret of Noble's success is that there is no dividing line between adventure and his photography."
In 2006 Noble traveled to Rwanda with international community artist Lily Yeh (see Links: Barefoot Artists) to produce portraits of genocide survivors. The resulting images accompanied an excerpt from Terry Tempest WilliamÕs latest book Mosaic in the September '08 issue of Orion Magazine and are part of a traveling exhibit to raise consciousness and funding for Rwandan refuges (to see the Rwanda Portraits please go to Images: Fine Art: "The Spark of Hope" in this website ). Noble has worked on behalf of Round River Conservation Studies in Southern Utah, the Taku Watershed of British Columbia, and Namibia Africa. Noble welcomes collaboration with art, environmental, and conservation organizations worldwide who are committed to creating a new relationship with the earth.