Vahé D’Ala was born in 1974. His early exposure to the great outdoors sparked a lifelong passion for wilderness locations and the creatures that inhabit them. He expresses this passion through the medium of photography, which he has been practicing since 1991. “I became a photographer to relive my childhood memories and share my love of the outdoors with others,” he says.
D’Ala has traveled throughout the American west and around the globe in search of opportunities to capture the coexistence of humans and nature. His work focuses on outdoor sports, adventure, travel and wild places. To date, his photographic odyssey has taken him to 15 countries, including Armenia, Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, India, Pakistan, Mexico, Czech Republic, France and Germany. In tandem with his photographic activity, he is a falconer and a staunch conservationist, committed to exploring environmental issues that impact the future of our outdoors heritage.
Vahé D’Ala graduated from Art Center College of Design in 1998 with an undergraduate degree in fine art photography. He currently has two book projects in development: a photo essay on the sport of falconry throughout the world, and a photographic celebration of the strength and endurance of the people of Armenia.