Charles Hires

Charles 'Chip' Hires (Pennsylvania, USA, 1953), started working as a photographer for the college newspaper, while studying psychology at the University of Florida. After graduation he worked for The Associated Press, first as a stringer in Philadelphia and then as an editor in New York. He began to travel outside the US for Gamma/Liaison in 1978, and was posted to Gamma’s Paris office two years later. From there, he has covered international assignments in over 100 countries. His pictures of wars, summits and other subjects have been published in most important magazines. In 2003, he left Gamma to become an independent photojournalist.