Chantelle du Plessis

I was born in South Africa, studied in the United States and now I live and work in Bogotá, Colombia. I first fell in love with photography during high school and have rarely been seen without a camera since.  I began my career as a photojournalist shooting film, developing and processing prints in a dark room, and although I have since switched to digital, my dark room days will forever hold a special place in my heart. 

 

I love to document my travels, capturing both the finer details and the big picture. Growing up in South Africa allowed me to develop a strong admiration and appreciation for wildlife and nature. While I love to experience new cities and cultures, I find myself constantly paying attention to the natural world around me.

 

 

Education

 

Eastern University, PA

MA, International Development

 

University of Houston, TX

BS, Hotel & Restaurant Management & Minor, Studio Art

 

 

Experience

 

Contributing Photographer, Bogotá Post

Official Photographer, Andes EcoTours

Press Photographer, Latin Grammys Pepsi Blue Carpet Bash

Community Editor Assistant & Photographer, Houstonian

Staff Photographer, Panorama

Staff Photographer, County Line newspaper

 

 

Publications

 

Wild and Wonderful: Tourism, Faith & Communities (author)

Aves de Bogotá (33 photos published)

The Magic of Los Llanos (photo diary)

 

 

Awards & Honours

 

1st Place, B/W - Katy Rice Harvest Festival

1st Place, Student Life - ILPC

Honorable mention - Katy Rice Harvest Festival

Honorable mention - 

Top 50 - WWF 50th Anniversary Photography Contest

Foto de la Semana - FotoMuseo Bogotá

2nd Place - Curso de Fotografía ENO 2016

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