Meet Glen Howey

Passionate visual story-teller, documentarian and expert in landscape photography. Glen Howey shares 30 years of experience with you through tours, learning and his incredible prints.

Glen invites you to see the world, through his lens.

"When I first picked up a camera at the
age of 15, it felt like coming home."

I have always loved exploring. Photography enabled me to record, understand and appreciate how I experience the world around me like nothing else could. My passion was born.

"I’ve been a travel, documentary and landscape photographer for more than 30 years."

As an educator at Massey University, The Photo School and through my own workshops, I’ve really enjoyed helping others discover their affinity for photography. I’ve travelled to and photographed more than 50 countries, and led groups on many photographic tours to remote areas of Cambodia, and around some pretty spectacular places in New Zealand.

I’ve also had the great privilege of being commissioned for documentary projects with charitable organisations, such as the Fred Hollows Foundation (Vanuatu) and Exceed (Cambodia, Sri Lanka & Myanmar). I’ve tried to use the power of documentary photography to communicate the life-changing work done by these social enterprise.

"In 2015, I documented the ruins of the 2010
and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes."

The published result was a book titled Please Demolish With A Kind Heart – Behind Christchurch’s Red Zone.

The book received the Photographic Book Of The Year in 2017 from the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography.

"I find landscape photography simply exhilarating. It takes my breath away."

New Zealand offers an expansive terrain and the most dramatic seasonal changes. I moved to Queenstown in 2018 to get amongst it. But you won’t find me flying in by helicopter. I take time to walk in, sometimes for days on end. Immersing myself in the landscape gives me a sense of the life force of the land. This, with a reverence for the natural light of an enormous changing sky, fuels my passion.

My goal is to share these landscapes as centrepiece artworks that transport the viewer, again and again, to the most incredible moments in time at the most incredible landmarks.


2021 – NZIPP 1 Silver Destinction Award – Travel

2021 – NZIPP 6 Silver Awards – Landscape & Travel & Documentary

2021 – NZIPP 4 Bronze Awards – Landscape & Travel & Documentary

2020 – NZIPP 1 Gold Award – Documentary

2020 – NZIPP 1 Silver Destinction Award – Landscape

2020 – NZIPP 12 Silver Awards – Landscape & Travel & Documentary

2020 – NZIPP 7 Bronze Awards – Landscape & Travel & Documentary

2019 – NZIPP Travel Photographer of the Year – Finalist

2019 – NZIPP Documentary Photographer of the Year – Finalist

2019 – NZIPP 2 Gold Awards – Travel & Documentary

2019 – NZIPP 4 Silver Distinction Awards – Travel & Documentary

2018 – Federated Mountain Club – Overall Winner

2018 – Federated Mountain Club – Category Winner

2017 – NZIPP Book Of The Year – Winner

2017 – NZIPP 1 Gold Award – Book

2017 – NZIPP 3 Silver Awards – Landscape & Travel

2017 – NZIPP 3 Bronze Awards – Landscape & Travel

2016 – New Zealand Geographic – Photographer of the Year – Finalist

2016 – NZIPP Documentary Photographer Of The Year – Finalist

2016 – NZIPP 4 Silver Awards – Documentary

2016 – NZIPP 1 Silver Award – Landscape

2013 – TPOTY – Single Shot Portfolio – Finalist

2013 – TPOTY – Vanishing Cultures Portfolio – Finalist

2013 – TPOTY – Monochrome Portfolio – Finalist

2005 – TPOTY – Traveller’s Tales – Winner

2004 – TPOTY – Spirit Of Adventure – Runner Up

2004 – Roving Eye – People – Single Shot – Winner

TPOTY – Travel Photographer Of The Year (International)

NZIPP – New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography

Glen graduated from Wellington Polytechnic with an Advanced Certificate in Photography (Honours) and also holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Visual Art and Design), majoring in Photography, from Whitireia New Zealand.