Born in South Africa, Canon Ambassador Brent Stirton is a senior staff photographer for Reportage by Getty Images, New York. He specialises in documentary work and travels an average of 10 months of the year on assignment. He has won seven World Press Photo awards and was voted International Photographer of the Year 2008 at the Lucie Awards. He's been honoured by the United Nations for his work on the environment and in the field of HIV. Brent works on a regular basis for the Global Business Coalition on HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria and has been a long-time photographer for the World Wide Fund for Nature, shooting global campaigns on sustainability. His images are regularly featured in National Geographic magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, Le Express, Le Monde 2, GQ, Geo and on The Discovery Channel and CNN.