Ali Bin Thalith is a professional documentary film photographer hailing from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
He holds diplomas in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (London Academy); French language and literature (University of Montpellier, France).
As an underwater photographer, he has participated in many underwater expeditions throughout Asia notably in Indonesia’s Raja Ampat Islands and Sipadan in Malaysia. In Sipadan, he also helped establish an educational program for children of the remote oceanic island.
As Secretary General of HIPA, Bin Thalith oversaw the fledgling competition in reaching photographers from 154 countries within its 4 years of existence. In November of 2013, he led a HIPA delegation to provide photography training and workshops to Syrian children at the Emirates-Jordan refugee camp in Northern Jordan. A series of photographs from the trip would later be exhibited and published as a book titled “Faces”.