Chris Burkard

USA

American Chris Burkard is considered to be one of the most widely recognised surf photographers of his generation. Born on the Central Californian Coast, the ocean truly became his muse. The artistic world of this self-taught photographer born in 1986 presents images that bring out the best in sport and nature. A practical man, he doesn’t only capture the performances of athletes passionate about sea swells, rip curls, and indomitable landscapes. He also seeks to document the way of life, personalities and environment that are attached to this extreme discipline. Besides his contributions to international publications (The New Yorker, National Geographic Adventure), he was the director of photography for the specialised press and notably for Surfer Magazine. He co-wrote a book on this subject and has won numerous distinctions (Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown, World Open of Photography, Follow the Light Foundation) that provided him with a number of occasions to pursue his exploration across the globe.

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