About Ryan Pyle Archive
Welcome to the Ryan Pyle Archive. Over 12,000 images, almost exclusively from within China, are available for download and use immediately. All images are available in High Resolution. They are all Captioned and Key-worded and easily searchable.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Ryan Pyle spent his early years close to home. After obtaining a degree in International Politics from the University of Toronto in 2001, Ryan realized a life long dream and traveled to China on an exploratory mission. In 2002 Ryan moved to China permanently and in 2003 began taking freelance newspaper and magazine assignments. In 2004 Ryan became a regular contributor to the New York Times. In 2009 Ryan was listed by PDN Magazine as one of the 30 emerging photographers in the world. In 2010 Ryan, with his brother Colin, produced and directed a documentary film about their 65 day – 18,000km - Guinness World Record breaking motorcycle journey around China, which will air in summer 2012. Ryan is based full time in Shanghai, China.
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WORK AQUIRED BY:
2009 - National Museum of Denmark
2011 – Chinese Turkestan – Kaviar Gallery – Louisville, USA
2011 – Intimate China – AM Gallery – Brighton, UK
2010 – Chinese Turkestan – Arta Gallery – Toronto, Canada
2009 – Chinese Turkestan – Dylan Ellis Gallery – Toronto, Canada
2008 – Chinese Turkestan – Dylan Ellis Gallery – Toronto, Canada
2007 – Global Cities – Tate Modern – London, UK
2009 – Magenta Foundation - Flash Forward
2009 – PDN 30
2008 – Banff Mountain Culture – Honorable Mention
2008 – PDN Photo Annual – Honorable Mention
2007 – PDN World in Focus – Honorable Mention
University of Toronto. Ryerson University. International Center of Photography. Columbia University.
Cambridge University. University of London SOAS. London School of Economics.
Philadelphia Geographical Society.
TIME, Newsweek, Outside Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine,
Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Der Spiegel,
Stern, Financial Times, Foreign Policy
Asian Institute – Affiliate Member
The Explorers Club - Member
Guinness World Record Holder - Endurance Motorcycle Riding in China