A native of Dunkirk, Northern France, Claude Wegscheider has spent most of his career overseas. After a teaching assistantship in an American university in the 70s, he spent eight years with the French Cultural Mission in Casablanca, Morocco, where he developed his interest for photography within local Photo-Clubs. He later became the Executive Director of Alliance Française in Atlanta, USA and New Delhi, India. In 1990, he established his residence in the United States.
His long-time passion for wide open spaces and a predilection for deserts have led him to travel to every continent - except Antarctica (so far, anyway) - and the Arctic. An eclectic photographer, he switches between landscape, architectural, animal and macro photography.