David Trattles - Biography

David Trattles is a social documentary photographer from Canada. He has traveled across 60 countries on his bicycle..

For the past ten years he has worked with marginalized groups who manage to preserve their story - their identity - through collective celebrations, yet manage to move forwards within a mainstream of increasingly globalized culture. They do this by looking to themselves, their friends, their family to raise themselves above the chaos of life.

Recent on-going projects include: women Muslim boxers of Calcutta, the people of Fogo Island (Newfoundland), the villagers of Balzan (Malta), the cowboys of the German Rodeo, the festival townspeople of Bunol (Spain), the ferrogusto of Novara (Sicily).