Today I speak with Chris Willan, a multi-award winning travel photographer and nature enthusiast whose clients include The Times, Condé Nast, BBC Worldwide, The Nature Conservancy and The Arts Council UK.
Born in Uganda and raised in Liverpool, Chris now lives in Catalonia where he lectures at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and works from a large studio in the heart of the city.
Having collaborated with some of the world’s most iconic photographers at the legendary Magnum agency, his photography has taken him around the world, traversing the realms of advertising, travel, TV and film, NGO, editorial and corporate assignments. Chris has also had solo exhibit at Tate Modern and The National Theatre, and he has received the World Responsible Travel Award for photography.
A contributing Creative Director of Photography at Greentraveller Productions, Chris’s work also shines a light on sustainability through the lens of film, photography and writing, and his passion for the living world is what first drew me to speak with him here.
In this conversation we explore stories of empowerment, sustainability and change, and how our capacity for curiosity and attention can reconnect us with the people and places we encounter.
Recorded on 15th April 2021.
Produced by Caro C. Written & recorded by Nathalie Nahai © 2021.