Fritz Hoffman


Fritz Hoffmann is a Boston-based photographer who has garnered international recognition for his documentary style narratives on a range of subjects that portray society, culture, the environment and global economics. As a frequent contributor to National Geographic magazine, Fritz has photographed stories in China, Cambodia, Greenland and the U.S.A. Recognized for his photography work in China as a resident photojournalist based in Shanghai from 1995-2008, Fritz has photographed in each of China’s provinces and municipalities numerous times. China continues to be a primary interest for him. Born in Seattle, Washington, Fritz began photography as a kid hitchhiking across the Pacific Northwest. He honed his photography skills while slinging king crab in Dutch Harbor, Alaska and on cycling trips across the USA. He established his photography career with trips to photograph in the Middle East and El Salvador. He learned journalism by working at newspapers in Seattle, Washington, Charleston, West Virginia and Knoxville, Tennessee. Prior to moving to Boston, Fritz spent two years living in Mexico.