Translocation

July 21, 2010 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books | Comment |

Translocation is a book of unique and intriguing photographs by award winning photographer George Logan. The book, which will be officially launched and previewed at a special event held tomorrow from 6.30pm at the Emwood Gallery - 8-9 Carlisle Street, London, W1D 3BP -, contains images that bring together Scotland’s dramatic landscape with the beauty and fragility of Africa’s wildlife and will be sold in aid of International Wildlife Charity, the Born Free Foundation. The collection of photographs were over five years in the making, with Logan traveling extensively throughout Africa to capture wild animals in their natural habitats, covering Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and even Europe. The landscape shots were closer to home, taking in the photographer’s homeland of Scotland and the wild coastlines of Cornwall. The photographs have received many accolades, including Gold at The Association of Photographers Awards.

Press Release

Private View and Book Launch of ‘Translocation’
Thursday 22nd July

6.30pm at Elmwood, 8-9 Carlisle Street, London, W1D 3BP

Translocation, a book of unique and intriguing photographs, by award winning photographer George Logan, will be previewed at a special event at the Elmwood Gallery in London.

With warmth and humour, these poignant images bring together Scotland’s dramatic landscape with the beauty and fragility of Africa’s wildlife and will be sold in aid of International Wildlife Charity, the Born Free Foundation.

Born Free founder and actress, Virginia McKenna OBE, who has written the foreword and will be attending the evening, said, “There are many wonderful wildlife photographers, but George’s images are amongst the most intriguing, thought-provoking and original.”

The collection of photographs were over five years in the making, with Logan traveling extensively throughout Africa to capture wild animals in their natural habitats, covering Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and even Europe. The landscape shots were closer to home, taking in the photographer’s homeland of Scotland and the wild coastlines of Cornwall. To complete the collection, George’s journey took him from places as diverse as the Isle of Skye to the Okavango Delta, from Ardnamurchan to the Kalahari Desert.

Inevitably this is a personal and heartfelt body of work, George said, “As a boy I’d tell tall tales to classmates and claim that I’d been raised on an African farm, surrounded by all sorts of exotic wildlife. It had me imagining how these creatures would appear in the rural Scottish landscapes I was familiar with. This project has allowed me to explore those early fantasies.”

The photographs have received many accolades, including Gold at The Association of Photographers Awards. They also featured in The IPA/Lucie Awards, Creative Review Annual and Applied Arts. Translocation is a collaboration between George Logan, the Born Free Foundation, and Hewlett Packard Indigo, who see it as the perfect opportunity to showcase their premium digital printing. Hewlett Packard has generously donated their time and resources to this project, which uniquely means that every penny from every book sold will go to the Born Free Foundation.

Funds raised will be dedicated to Born Free’s new wildlife rescue, conservation and education centre, Ensessakotteh, in Ethiopia.



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