Jose Navarro is a qualified International Mountain Leader and a member of the British Association of International Mountain Leaders. Originally from Spain, José moved to the UK 18 years ago. After finishing a MA in Documentary Photography he started a freelance lifestyle working as a photographer, travel researcher and writer. He has contributed to the Rough Guides to Morocco, Kerala and Europe, edited books for Alistair Sawday Publishing and worked on commission for Visit Britain. José's articles have been published in magazines such as the British Journal of Photography, Outdoor Photographer, TGO, Geographical and Trek & Mountain. José has has a background in Further and Higher Education. He was a lecturer at City Lit College in London and a Curriculum Leader on the BA(Hons) Photography degree programme at the Open College of the Arts. José has also worked on commission for international development charities such as Tee Aid and Oxfam.
José is fascinated by wild places and people’s interaction with them. He has travelled extensively – often trekking or cycling – in beautiful and remote environments such as Iceland, Alaska, Lapland and the Thar Desert. He also worked as an expedition photographer in Guyana for Raleigh International. José won a Millennium Commission Award for a photographic project in Mali and a Wilderness Award for an expedition across the Andes and the Altiplano.
José holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Anthropology and believes in direct experiential learning. He encourages participatory and exploratory ways to gain new knowledge and skills and uses photography as a strategy for exploring the world.
José speaks English and French fluently and co-directs Tierra Treks, a small-group themed mountain trips adventure company. You can see his photographic work on pangeafoto.500px.com
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