Christopher Roche was born in Quebec, Canada to Irish parents. He has since lived in Africa and several cities around Europe. Dividing his time between working as a filmmaker and a photographer he is now based in London.
He has won many awards internationally and his photographs have been published in the national press, exhibited at Royal Geographical Society in London and at United Nations Office at Geneva.
He is currently developing a photographic project on Devotion that explores men and women’s thirst for spiritual fulfillment around the world and has published two photographic books, ‘The Priests and Pilgrims of Ethiopia‘ and ‘Banaras, Holy City‘.
2017 Travel Photographer of the Year Finalist
Zeiss Photography Awards Finalist
Sony World Photography Awards Honorable Mention
Siena International Photo Awards Finalist
2016 PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Press) 1st Place, Gold
Wanderlust Photo of the Year (People) 1st Place
Tokyo International Foto Awards (People/Culture) 1st Place, Gold
Outdoor Photographer of the Year (Spirit of Travel) 1st Place
Travel Photographer of the Year, Finalist
Sony World Photography National Award 1st Place
Moscow International Foto Awards Honorable Mention
Siena International Photo Awards Honorable Mention
2015 The Wanderlust Photo Portfolio of the Year 1st Place.
International Photographer of the Year (People, Travel) 1st Place
International Photographer of the Year (People, Portrait) Honorable Mention
International Photography Awards (Traditions and Culture) Honorable Mention
2014 Wild Frontiers Photo of the Year 2014. 1st Place.
Film Awards include: the Miramax Scriptwriting Award; Giffoni Film Festival, Best Film, Troubled Gaze 2010; Pentedatillo Film Festival, Best Film, 2010; I’ve Seen Films, Milan, Best Film, 2010; Be Films, New York, Best Film 2010. Doha Tribeca Film Festival, The Doha Experience Award, 2011. Some of his directing work can be viewed at http://www.chrisrochedirector.com