Russell Monk


Russell Monk is a curious fellow; some might say just plain “curious”. It is that sense of curiosity and love for the unusual and the offbeat that has inspired and driven him to make photographs, with an empathetic and hopefully honest eye, all over the globe, for the last thirty plus years. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, GQ, Esquire, the London Sunday Times and Time. He covered the humanitarian crisis in Rwanda and Zaire for the Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. Whilst working for Greenpeace he spent over a month on the Amazon. His commercial clients have included Apple, Samsung and Time Warner, to name just a few. And he has photographed all over Cuba for their worldwide advertising campaign. He has won countless awards and been featured in photo annuals and magazines, including Communication Arts, PDN and Italian Zoom and he has also won a national magazine award for his travel writing. He published a limited edition book, Amusing World, with images from over twenty countries and has had a number of solo exhibitions in North America and Mexico. His current personal projects include “Noches de Habana”, photographs of Havana at night, and a series depicting the lives of Mexican “roof dogs”. Russell currently lives between the historic town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a country with which he feels a strong affinity, and the great city of Toronto. Whilst his Spanish is improving, his Salsa moves not so much. He wishes he liked hockey a bit more (via).