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TPOTY Talks & Summer Evenings

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Join us for the Travel Photographer of the Year Summer Evenings on selected Thursdays during the exhbition period and you’ll receive a free TPOTY photo book with each ticket booked.

Summer Evenings allow you to avoid the crowds and enjoy a drink as you view the exhibition when it is not open to the general public.

You can also attend fascinating talks from renowned photographers and you can put your own questions to the experts. And, thanks to the support of Hurtigruten, you’ll also enjoy the evening with complimentary drinks included in your ticket price.

In addition, the new TPOTY book, Journey Nine ticket will be available to all ticket holders for £6 only on the night (normal retail price £9.95)

SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE TO VIEW THE DETAILS OF THE TALKS AND SPEAKERS

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Two ticket types are available:

 

  • EVENING EXHIBITION ONLY TICKET: £15 to include 1 drink + a free copy of our handsome, hardback Journey Three book. 6.00pm-8.00pm.
  • TALK AND EVENING EXHIBITION TICKET: £30 to include drinks before the talk and in the interval + a free copy of our Journey Three or Journey Eight book

Please note, Exhibition Only tickets do not allow entry to the evening talk or Q&A.

SELECT AN EVENT AND DATE

VENUE: 10 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9BD

Directions are on the exhibitions page.

 

TALKS IN DETAIL

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Photographic Story-telling 

Thursday, August 10th - 6pm start

Speaker: Timothy Allen

Chaired by Chris Coe

 

EXHIBITION & TALK TICKET (£30 to include drinks before the talk and in the interval plus a free copy of Journey Three or Journey Eight)

  • 6.00pm-8.00pm – exhibition open to ticket holders only
  • 7.00pm-8pm – talk
  • 8pm-9pm – drinks plus panel and audience discussion, chaired by TPOTY founder Chris Coe

TALK SYNOPSIS

Timothy Allen takes you on a journey through 20 years of his unique travel stories. On the way he will show you the importance of creating an intimate environment for your narratives and allowing your stories to unfold in a mutually beneficial environment.

Acknowledging and following the natural path of a good travel story is something that anyone can learn and Allen will highlight this along with the importance of portraiture in photographic the story telling process.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

After graduating from university with a BSc Zoology Timothy Allen spent three years traveling through Indonesia, which sparked his passion for photography. Subsequently, after beginning a part-time diploma in photography, he joined an aid convoy to Bosnia in order to shoot his first year reportage project. Six months later he left college and began working for the Sunday Telegraph, later receiving commissions from all the British broadsheet publications and finally, a six-year position at The Independent, working predominantly on features and portraits. In 2009 the BBC commissioned him to work on the landmark series Human Planet. For two years he was in charge of the production’s photography, shooting film footage and multimedia content as well as the photographic stills destined for use in the programme’s worldwide publicity, a best-selling book and a touring photographic exhibition. In recent years his work has taken him to every corner of the globe, from 19,000ft up in the Himalayas to 40m beneath the South China Sea as well as projects within communities in the Arctic, tropical rain forests and remote desert locations. Timothy is a regular commentator on TV and radio in the field of media and travel/exploration.

Commendations include: 6 Picture Editors Guild Awards, 19 Travel Photographer of the Year commendations including the overall title in 2013, The Pangea Award of Excellence at SIPA 2016, 2 British Press Awards nominations as Photographer of the Year and a Press Photographer’s Year Award. ‘Human Planet’ has received a host of awards including 2 BAFTAs, an Emmy and the ITB Cultural Book Prize. See Timothy at work HERE

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Seeing & Composing a Winning Image

Thursday, August 17th - 6pm start

Speaker: Eamonn McCabe

Chaired by Chris Coe

 

EXHIBITION & TALK TICKET (£30 to include drinks before the talk and in the interval plus a free copy of Journey Three or Journey Eight)

  • 6.00pm-8.00pm – exhibition open to ticket holders only
  • 7.00pm-8pm – talk
  • 8pm-9pm – drinks plus panel and audience discussion, chaired by TPOTY founder Chris Coe
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TALK SYNOPSIS

One of the great skills in photography is composition. It is the difference between a snap shot and a great photograph. The process starts with seeing a photographic opportunity then refining it, bringing together framing and lighting to maximise the impact of an image.

Eamonn will talk about what lens to use to make the most of that great scene you have found. He'll show you how important backgrounds are -they are often ignored, but are vital.

The power of wit in a photograph, again often ignored, but used properly it is a great way of getting someone to look at your photographs. And finally the value of a good pair of shoes!

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Eamonn McCabe started off photographing for local papers before freelancing for The Guardian and other national titles. He joined The Observer in 1976 and won Sports Photographer of The Year a record four times, covering three Olympics. In 1982 he was the official photographer for the Pope’s visit to Great Britain. In 1985 he was named News Photographer of The Year for his work at the Heysel Stadium disaster and in 1988 he was made a Fellow in Photography at the National Museum of Film, Photography and Television. That same year he joined The Guardian as Picture Editor, winning Picture Editor of the year a record six times. In 2001 Eamonn returned to freelancing, photographing mainly people in the arts for The Guardian but also other newspapers and magazines. He has produced several books on photography and appears regularly on radio and TV talking about photography and has exhibited widely in Britain and has several pieces of work in The National Portrait Gallery collection, London. In 2017 he presented BBC Four’s television series ‘Britain in Focus, a photographic history’. Read the Observer interview with Eamonn HERE

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Making The Most Of A Destination

Shooting for Web, Print & Fine Art

Thursday, August 24th - 6pm start

Speaker: Philip Lee Harvey

Chaired by Chris Coe

 

EXHIBITION & TALK TICKET (£30 to include drinks before the talk and in the interval plus a free copy of Journey Three or Journey Eight)

  • 6.00pm-8.00pm – exhibition open to ticket holders only
  • 7.00pm-8pm – talk
  • 8pm-9pm – drinks plus panel and audience discussion, chaired by TPOTY founder Chris Coe

TALK SYNOPSIS

How do you plan a shoot when the final usage of the pictures from the same trip will vary from a large poster advertising campaign to a daily blog on the same trip?

Philip talks about how to plan and approach a photoshoot for different purposes in different environments, and how to combine stills and moving images during the same shoot to maximise your imagery from any specific destination. He examines how to make the best use of your time whilst managing the complications of different light and weather conditions.

It's important for photographers to be distinctive, to stand out. Your style is your brand so how do you build it and catch people's attention? How are you different to the competition?

The increasing demand for moving imagery means changing how and what you shoot on any trip, so how do you incorporate video and sound, building on your own distinctive style or brand whether you are a photographer, writer, blogger. or all three of these?

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

After completing a Graphic Design degree at the Norwich School of Art and Design, Philip assisted some of the UK’s leading advertising photographers. Eager to develop his photographic career, Philip soon started taking on editorial and advertising commissions of his own. Since then, he has worked in over 120 countries, in environments ranging from Antarctica to the Sahara desert. His journeys have taken him to some of the world’s most inhospitable and demanding destinations. Philip believes photography should convey the emotion of places and people rather than functioning simply as a descriptive guide. He has spent the past 20 years perfecting his art, researching and preparing shoots and then working spontaneously to capture a moment.Philip has received numerous awards, including Travel Photographer of the Year 2014, as well as being listed in Lurzer's Archive, top 200 advertising photographers worldwide. See Philip at work HERE

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