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Join:5 Mar 2011
Last:24 Feb 2016

About Me

CHRIS HELCERMANAS-BENGE is recognized for his creative and innovative photography. Dual Canadian / American citizenship and EEC work visa permits him to shoot freely throughout the world.

Internationaly accredited, member IATSE locals 600, 669 and 667, with over 200 film and TV credits. Has photographed on assignment in 79 countries. Won numerous awards, and been published worldwide.

Chris has a BA in Military History, an MA in International Affairs and a diploma in Fine Arts. His Military service included Southeast Asia, Africa, Greece, Germany, Turkey, Africa, the Pentagon, and the Middle East.

He is a licensed pilot; a Padi certified diver, and parachutist, trained in desert, jungle, and mountain survival. He is an experienced sailor, a kayaker, mountaineer, lover of fine wines and avid cross-country skier

Chris is a member of C.A.P.I.C., The Overseas Press Club, The American Society of Media Photographers, National Press Photographer's Association, Combat Photographer's Association, I.A.T.S.E. (roster member US Local 600, Canadian Locals 667 and 669).


250 + film and television credits
published in thousands of domestic and international publications