Award-winning photographer, Ari Espay splits his time between New York City and Santiago, Chile. Ari has shot documentary pieces, campaigns and editorial essays for magazines in the US and all over South America including; Architectural Digest, Vogue Latin America, Que Pasa and ED. He has worked for Maybelline, New Man, DW Drums, Monarch, Corpbanca and Ferouch and has shot portraits for Presidents, internationally known actors, Emmy Award winning directors, Broadway performers, politicians and high profile business people.

Ari has numerous gallery exhibitions. Most noted, in Washington DC as part of FotoWeek DC at the International Arts & Artists Gallery; in New York City as part of the Debra Foundation's Awareness Campaign; and most recently in Milan and Rome, Italy where he exhibited his work from Myanmar. In 2012, he was named as Artistic Director of International Projects for Galeria64, the only gallery in Chile exhibiting photography exclusively.

He’s won Chile’s Fondart Grant, was a finalist in National Geographic’s Photo Competition, Luces de America and has published 2 books. As a photographer his work can been seen in "Colors of San Miguel" and most recently, he was the editor for Erin Feinberg’s "Diehards" (2013) with foreword by Bruce Springsteen and afterword by Neil Peart.

  • He currently teaches photography workshops for National Geographic and their legendary photographers including, Joe McNally, VII's Ed Kashi, Ira Block, Bob Sacha and Magnum's David Alan Harvey.
  • Ari also speaks 3 languages and enjoys spending time in the mountains.
  • Photo Credit: Joe McNally