Born and educated in South Africa, photographer Tony Maxwell travelled throughout Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Canada, the United States and Australia.
During his time in Australia, Maxwell made a number of trips to the World War Two battlefields of the South Pacific. His travels included Papua New Guinea (Kokoda Trail, Buna), the Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal), Bougainville and Tarawa. While walking the battlefields, he photographed the relics of war, the guns, tanks and aircraft rusting in the hidden jungle glades and lagoons of the South Pacific. His latest book, Pacific War Ghosts, describes his experiences visiting the battlefields.
While living in Alberta, Tony Maxwell and his son Brad produced a documentary film, The Queen's Cowboys. The film tells the story of a Canadian regiment, Strathcona's Horse, that fought in the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 to 1902. His book, Searching for the Queen's Cowboys, tells the story of their experiences in South Africa while filming the documentary.
He currently lives in Canada with his wife Wendy.