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Robin's fine artwork is represented by Meg Maggio at Pékin Fine Art in Hong Kong and Beijing http://www.pekinfinearts.com. For corporate work, please contact Robin directly.


After receiving a BA from the University of North Carolina in Communications (Motion Pictures), Robin began his career working as a cameraman for UPITN/ITV in Vietnam covering the Cambodian Invasion in 1970. He began working primarily for Time-Life publications (Time, Life, People, Sports Illustrated and Fortune) in 1978 and was Time Magazine’s Chief Contract Photographer in Asia from 1983 to 1998. While working for TIME Magazine he received many awards for his work in Asia and the Middle East, among them: World Press Photo Premier Award, and the Robert Capa Gold Medal Citation from the Overseas Press Club of New York, both for his work for TIME on the war in Lebanon (1982).

Drafted while working in Vietnam, he was awarded Conscientious Objector status and fulfilled his obligation by working with Environmental Action Magazine in Washington DC, during which time he also worked freelance for wire services, The Washington Post, and Science, Smithsonian, and Washingtonian magazines.  

From 1973 through 1975, he traveled throughout the American South on assignment for the Appalachian Regional Commission, and through the West for the U. S. Senate Native American Policy Review Board. In 1974 he founded a school: PhotoWorks at Glen Echo National Park for Creative Education.

Between 1978 and 1998 he carried out a wide range of assignments for Time, including Cambodian Refugees, Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation and leading teams of photographers during the Philippine Revolt in 1986, the Seoul Olympics in 1988, and covering the Tian An Men incident in Beijing in 1989. 

Over the years he has made special portraits of the political and business leaders of Southeast Asia, producing 20 covers for Time. Among them: Lee Kwan Yew, Mahathir Mohamed, Aung San Suu Kyi, Fidel Ramos, Corazon Aquino, Stan Shen (ACER founder), Li Ka-shing. Kim Dae Jung, Kim Young Sam, Zhao Ziyang and Deng Xiaoping.

He has worked on assignment for many other publications, among them: Life, Fortune, People, Newsweek, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Paris Match, The London Sunday Times Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, New York Magazine, Elle, Vanity Fair and many others.

In addition to covering events and working for corporate clients, he has photographed over 100 golf courses since 1999 and published several highly acclaimed books about golf.