Ali Khalifa bin Thalith
Ali Khalifa bin Thalith is a professional photographer and documentary film-maker from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. In recent times, he gained recognition on an international level as a specialised underwater photographer. Bin Thalith holds diplomas in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography as well as French language and literature from the London Academy and the University of Montpellier respectively. In 2010 he was awarded the bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for your projects in the category of Marketing & Promotions.
In 2014, Bin Thalith was awarded the International Photographic Council (IPC) Professional Photographer Leadership Award for his career work in the field of photography. As a result, Ali became the first Emirati and Arab recipient of the prestigious accolade at the IPC Pro Luncheon at the United National in New York City.

In 2016, Bin Thalith launched his long anticipated debut book ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ featuring some of the best underwater photography from his 20 plus year career. In this stunning collection of underwater photography, Bin Thalith underlined his passion for the sea by capturing some of the most beautiful and unheard of species living in the depths of the oceans. Described as “An Incredible Collection of underwater photography” by the Daily Mail, ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ received testimonials from photography mainstays such as Steve McCurry, Reza and Alex Mustard.