Travel Photography Live!

June 3, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events | 0 Comments |
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Some of the world’s leading travel, landscape, adventure, people and wildlife photographers will gather in London this July for Travel Photography Live!, a festival of photography at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). The event is set against the backdrop of the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition , so festival-goers will be able to enjoy the full display of award-winning images from this prestigious international competition, plus fascinating historic images from the Society’s archive, as well as learning about photography from leading experts, who will share the secrets behind their images. The event begins with two ‘In conversation with’ evenings on July 17th and 24th. Tickets cost £25 for each ‘In conversation with’ evening, or £40 for both, with Saturday or Sunday tickets costing £75 each, a weekend pass costing £130 and a Festival Pass (covering all four dates) £150. These prices are reduced to £17.50, £30, £55, £95 and £110 for members of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), registered students, Travel Photographer of the Year entrants and anyone aged 65 or over. The Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition itself is free to view, and runs from July 12th to August 18th.

TPOTY Press Release

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY LIVE!

Photography comes alive at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) this summer

Some of the world’s leading travel, landscape, adventure, people and wildlife photographers will gather in London this July for Travel Photography Live!  - a festival of photography at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Visitors to this highly interactive, informative and hugely entertaining event can meet and learn from top professional photographers in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in an historic location just minutes from the Natural History and Victoria & Albert Museums.

The event is set against the backdrop of the magnificent Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition (http://www.tpoty.com), so festival-goers will be able to enjoy the full display of stunning award-winning images from this prestigious international competition, plus fascinating historic images from the Society’s archive, as well as learning about photography from leading experts, who will share the secrets behind their images and giving insights into their work.

Speakers include:

Colin Prior – one of the world’s leading landscape photographers
Jim Marks – one of the UK’s top celebrity, portrait and advertising photographers
Eamonn McCabe – four-times winner of Sports Photographer of the Year, winner of News Photographer of the Year, and former Guardian Picture Editor
Nick Danziger – photographer, filmmaker and one of the world’s most renowned photojournalists
Steve Bloom – award-winning travel and wildlife photographer and famed documenter of apartheid
Paul Saunders – news & landscape photographer and former picture editor of The Times
Chris Weston - renowned wildlife photographer
Nick Meers - travel, landscape & panoramic photographer
Martin Hartley – adventure and expedition photographer
Philip Lee Harvey - travel & advertising photographer
Jeremy Hoare - travel photographer & former TV cameraman
Gavin Gough – travel photographer
Colin Finlay - stock photography expert
Caroline Metcalfe - Director of Photography, Condé Nast Traveller
Chris Coe - travel photographer & founder of the Travel Photographer of the Year awards
... with even more still to be confirmed.

The event begins with two ‘In conversation with’ evenings on July 17th and 24th, when visitors will be able to view the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition while it’s not open to the general public, then watch award-winning photographer and picture editor Eamonn McCabe talking photography with a fellow ‘big name’, before the audience joins in with questions of their own for the two photographers.

These are followed by two action-packed days on July 27th and 28th, where photography lovers will be spoilt for choice, as they try to decide which to attend from the wealth of talks going on. There will also be a photographic technique and equipment advice centre, plus a travel advice centre. And visitors can book one-to-one critique sessions and get feedback on their own images from one of the experts.

Tickets cost £25 for each ‘In conversation with’ evening, or £40 for both, with Saturday or Sunday tickets costing £75 each, a weekend pass costing £130 and a Festival Pass (covering all four dates) £150. These prices are reduced to £17.50, £30, £55, £95 and £110 for members of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), registered students, Travel Photographer of the Year entrants and anyone aged 65 or over.

The Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition itself is free to view, and runs from July 12th to August 18th. To book festival tickets visit travelphotographylive.eventbrite.co.uk.

Photo: Chris Coe



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