Bob Krist

Bob Krist is a freelance photographer whose assignments have taken him to 138 countries all seven continents and have won awards in the Pictures of the Year, Communication Arts, and World Press Photo competitions.


During his work, he has been stranded on a glacier in Iceland, nearly run down by charging bulls in southern India, and knighted with a cutlass during a Trinidad voodoo ceremony. He won the title of “Travel Photographer of the Year” from the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and 2008.

His recent work includes shooting and producing video essays for several travel and tourism clients, NGO’s, and non-profits, including the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, TCS & Starquest Expeditions, and the Foundation Academy Charter Schools.

Bob’s books include In Tuscany (Broadway Books, NY), which features 270 pages of his photographs of the region and is a collaboration with author Frances Mayes. It spent a month on the New York Times bestseller list. He also photographed the coffeetable books Caribbean, and Portrait of the Caribbean,  and Low Country: Charleston to Savannah (Graphic Arts Center Publishing), A Photo Tour of New York (Photo Secrets Publishing, San Diego), and Impressions of Bucks County (Old Mill Productions, New Hope PA).

An accomplished writer as well as a photographer, Bob is a contributing editor at both National Geographic Traveler and Outdoor Photographer, where he writes a travel photography column. His latest how-to book is called Travel Photography: Documenting the World’s People and Places  (Digital Masters Series, Lark Books, Asheville). His previous travel how-to, Spirit of Place: The Art of The Traveling Photographer (Amphoto Books, NY) was hailed by American Photographer magazine as “the best book about travel photography we’ve ever read.”

A former professional actor who trained at the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, Bob hosted Nature’s Best Photography, a 13-part series for National Wildlife Productions on the Outdoor Life Network (aka SPIKE network), Photography Close Up, one of Cablevision’s “MagRack” series, and the American Public Television special, Restoration Stories.  For the last 10 years, has also served as host and spokesman on Nikon USA’s instructional DVDs.

Bob lives with his wife Peggy in New Hope, PA.