Born in Uganda, raised in the UK and based in Spain for the last 17 years, Chris Willan has a natural affinity with all people - from Rastas to Royalty, burger flippers to billionaires - meaning he creates images of rare sympathy wherever he goes. In recent years, that eye for the narrative within has seen him solo exhibit at Tate Modern, Museu d'Història de la Immigració de Catalunya, The Gallery Oldham and The National Theatre, and win the World Responsible Travel Award.
Chris tells the stories of places and people through crisp and authentic images that hum with warmth, humanity and humour. His 20 years of experience have seen him work across advertising, TV, film, NGO, editorial and corporate assignments, both alone and as part of creative teams, with some of the best-known photographers and agencies in the world, including Magnum.
2014 saw him move into moving image and he is currently completing a worldwide shoot for a major travel company.
A native English speaker, Christopher runs photographic workshops up to MA level in the UK and Europe. He is fluent in French and Spanish, retaining work bases in the UK and Spain.
Clients include BBC Worldwide, Channel 4, The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, The Travel Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, The Arts Council UK, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Condé Nast, The Times, The Guardian, Barclays, Pictet & CIE, Virgin, British Airways, Thomas Cook, Tui and First Choice.
He lives in the heart of Barcelona with his wife Belen and teenage sons Luis and Pablo.
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