TAKE EXTRAVAGANT PLEASURE
IN THE JOY OF LIVING
ADVENTURER / ALPINIST / PHOTOGRAPHER / WRITER
Dottie Bond is a Boulder, Colorado-based documentary photographer with a penchant for exploration, art, and adventure. In her work, Dottie explores narratives of individuals and communities through a lens of migration, national identity, and cultural integration,most recently having completed stories in India, Indonesia, and Ukraine.
Dottie received a BA in History and International Relations from Northwestern University and a MA in International Security and Conflict Resolution from the University of Denver. She frequently sources photographic inspiration from her educational background as well as her early career in which she spent a number of years working in food and agriculture policy in Washington, D.C. It has been a circuitous route to a life centered around photography and visual storytelling, but it is this non-linear path that Dottie prizes most. Her years of experience navigating boardrooms in D.C. and walking the halls of Capitol Hill have helped to inform and provide nuance to the documentary stories she currently pursues.
ADVENTURER . PHOTOGRAPHER . STORYTELLER
Dottie has been published in F-Stop Magazine and The Jakarta Post and is a current participant in VII Photo Agency’s 2019/20Masterclass. In upcoming months, Dottie’s work on the pilgrims of Kumbh Mela will be exhibited in the annual Eyes on Main Street photography festival in Wilson, North Carolina.
In addition to her documentary work, Dottie is a frequent collaborator with outdoor brands and nonprofit organizations where her penchant for adventure photography and telling stories of social impact shines.
In addition to her photography portfolio, this site features stories and photo essays of outdoor adventure, cultural exploration, and human narratives. Dottie’s writing has been featured in the marketing materials, website blogs and journal entries of numerous outdoor and travel companies. Her driving motivation has always remained the same, regardless of the brand, company, or industry she’s worked with: to inspire wonder and incite the desire to wander.
All words and photos on this website by Dottie Bond.
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