Canadian born photographer Denis Pagé moved to New Zealand in the late 1990s. He graduated from Ottawa University with degrees in History and Archaeology and worked for 12 years for the Canadian government diving unit as an underwater photographer. His assignments took him from the Atlantic to the Pacific with long-term projects in Labrador, the Great Lakes and Vancouver Island.
Pagé spent over 6 months every year diving in various types of marine environment and logged over 3000 diving hours. His photographs have been published in government and scientific publications along with popular magazines such as Canadian Geographic, Equinox and National Geographic. One of his photographs was selected by Canada Post as a stamp issue on famous shipwrecks.
Pagé moved to New Zealand and expanded his photographic career by documenting the landscape and wildlife of this amazing and remote country. He is the winner of a Silver and Bronze medal in the Oceans World Photographic competition and one of his images was selected by the United Nations Environmental Program world competition in 2005. He has been published in numerous magazines and books in New Zealand and overseas and he is the winner of the New Zealand Children Book Awards in 2004 for a book on children book illustrators. He has done corporate work for Canadian companies over the years and covered the riots of the Americas Summit in Quebec City where he learned that tear gas is not the best thing on camera equipment.
He now lives on the South Island’s East Coast in Dunedin in company of penguins and albatrosses and the odd sea lion. Pagé travels most of the year on photo assignments across South East Asia and China. He is a member of the AIPA, the Travel Writer’s Alliance, Write Click, Travcom and over 20 airlines and hotels chains frequent customers programs.