Ryan Libre


Photographer, Multi-media producer, Documentary Arts Asia founder


www.idioimagers.org. – PO Box 5 Chiang Mai Mae Tang 50150 – ryan@idioimagers.org



1997 – 2004

California State University, Chico – interdisciplinary BA in Peace Studies



One year at Rangsit University, Thailand

Politics, Philosophy & Economics program – College of Social Innovation



2005 – Present

Freelance Photographer

Held solo exhibitions at the Fuji Film Gallery and the Kinokuniya Gallery in Japan

Took photos for 12 books, 4 magazine features and a story in the Bangkok Post + numerous online publications.


Founded Documentary Arts Asia

an NGO dedicated to the education, production & advocacy of the documentary arts in Asia


7 years experience in Asia

Including a year study abroad, and working with many NGOs. & community groups

Thailand, Japan, India, Cambodia, Lao & China



Internship with Patagonia

Environmental Educator and lobbyist for the organic cotton campaign.


2002 – 2004

Trail Builder & Crew leader

California Conservation Corps & the North West Youth Corps


1997 – 2001

Specialist in the US Army National Guard – 40th Infantry Division, Heavy Equipment Operator



Fluent in Japanese, basic proficiency in Thai

Photography – Expert

Video & Audio – Developing

Webdesign – Advanced

Excellent crisis management skills –

“Ryan is always calm, even inside a house that is burning down or a boat that is sinking”

Wilderness First-Aid Certified