Craig Chivers graduated from Carleton University in 1991 with a degree in biology and biochemistry. While at Carleton, he worked on the student newspaper as photographer and photo editor. Craig left in November 1992 for India and worked as a stringer for Reuters in Sri Lanka. He returned to Canada in 1994 and worked as a researcher and photographic assistant for the June 1996 story on Toronto in National Geographic. He spent three months in Brazil freelancing for Associated Press, then returned to Toronto and began a photo project on street kids that was included in the PhotoSensitive show Hand of Hope. Craig has freelanced for Maclean's, Canadian Press, the CBC and several literary magazines and commercial clients.