A Photo Adventure





I have taken several groups to various and lightly visited parts of Asia, including four trips to Ladakh. In each of these expeditions the goal was to become a qualitative image maker, and to critically understand visual storytelling. These trips are by no means cookie-cutter travel journeys. Each is edifying, fascinating, and has a goal­­­—not of just travel, but also of coming to understand another culture through photography.


I have more than 30 years of worldwide professional photography and film experience, including eleven years as a National Geographic photographer. With a PhD in cultural anthropology, I have taught Visual Anthropology for Quest University Canada in these exact areas. During this adventure, I will share my insights and expertise from an anthropological standpoint.


William Thompson

Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters will be joining me in teaching this workshop, which will be her second teaching excursion to Ladakh. Sarah has over 25 years of experience as a professional photographer, and is known nationally for her compelling equine and humanitarian images.


Mentored by her father, who was an instrumental colleague in pioneering the career of Ansel Adams, Sarah has a keen eye for light and depth in her work. She spends most of her time on the road with photography opportunities near and far.

Waters Photographs