Paul Bettings has been capturing social, cultural and geo-political issues through his camera for more than 15 years. His commitment to the visual art of photography is based on a philosophy of relational and intimate storytelling, with honesty and sensitivity.
Throughout his career, assignments have taken him around the globe and allowed him to photograph for newswires and organizations such as World Vision, UNICEF, Save The Children and more. Through his work, Paul has had the opportunity to photograph in the deserts, rivers, mountains and jungles of our amazing planet. In all these spaces, Paul enjoys creative expression, storytelling and advocating on behalf of others.
In addition to his Masters Degree in International Development from Eastern University, Paul also holds an undergraduate degree in Art History/Cultural Studies from York University, and has completed graduate and post-graduate schooling in Photography at Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.
Through working and living in numerous developing countries, Paul has been able to transfer his skills into other areas of development and communications including: trip-planning, overseas logistics, coverage of emergency environments, and guiding experiential learning trips for schools, non-governmental organizations, and safari companies.
Paul, his wife, and his three children, currently live in Toronto, Canada.