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The History of Travel Photography — Debbie Ireland

February 4 at 7:30 pm

£3 – £4
Portrait of Edmund Hillary at Camp IV on Mount Everest, taken by George Lowe in 1953 (courtesy of The Royal Geographical Society)

A history of travel photography is also a history of exploration. From Antarctica to Everest this talk will cover the development of the photograph to record and capture the experiences of travellers and explorers.

From Speke to Shackleton, they all had team members who travelled with a camera. Later in 1953 Edmund Hilary carried his own, and because he was not expected to be in the final successful summiting party, the photographs which record the conquering of Everest were taken on his second-hand 1935 Kodak Retina camera.

Egyptian guides with European tourists, Anon, 1867 (courtesy of The Royal Geographical Society)
Egyptian guides with European tourists, Anon, 1867 (courtesy of The Royal Geographical Society)

This talk will cover the stories behind the pictures from Egypt and the Holy Land to the antiquities of the Far East and the wild planes of America. It is the story of adventure and adventurers who have left us a record of their travels in time.

 

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Date:
February 4
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
£3 – £4
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Venue

Upper Room, Wallington Hall
Church Street
Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LN United Kingdom
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