Alex Treadway is a British photographer with fifteen years extensive experience in the travel and documentary world.
From 2007-12, Alex lived in Kathmandu during which time he worked for a wide variety of travel magazines, adventure brands and NGO’s, documenting stories throughout the entire Himalayan region and Asia.
Notable projects during this time included the entire photography for the book ‘Life in the Himalayas’, published by ICIMOD for which he travelled to all eight countries in the Himalayas. The images from Afghanistan have been celebrated on platforms such as Maptia and published in multiple magazines. Another challenging assignment took Alex to remote hospitals and health posts throughout Nepal, sometimes walking for days, to produce a series of compelling portraits for a healthcare NGO.
While in Nepal Alex also worked for numerous travel magazines and adventure brands such as The North Face and Red Bull Adventure. On assignment for the acclaimed magazine GEO, Alex spent four weeks at Everest base camp. The images became an 18-page article in GEO Special, and the night time images of Sherpas in the ice fall were published in National Geographic.
More recently Alex has completed the photography for the coffee table book ‘Trekking Beyond’ which covers forty treks around the world, published in 2018 by Aurum Press.
Although Alex is best known for his work in Asia, he has also worked extensively throughout Africa, Europe and South America. In 2014 one of Alex’s images from Colombia was selected for the front cover of National Geographic.
As well as working alone in remote corners of the world, Alex is equally comfortable managing commercial shoots on a large scale, directing models, scouting locations and working with people.
Alex lives with his partner Clare and baby daughter in Stoke Newington, London.