The schedule of the evening is as follows:
7.30 onwards: Talk by Michael Freeman on “How to make travel photography personal, distinctive and rewarding in an age when many destinations are busy with visitors crowded around similar viewpoints.”
followed by: Presentation to and critique of the photographs taken by the audience with Michael Freeman, followed by awards for the best three photographs
Michael Freeman read geography at Brasenose College, Oxford. In 1971 he decided to travel up the Amazon. The resulting pictures soon established him as one of the world’s great photographers and were published for his first book, The Amazon, part of the extensive series The World's Wild Places. Perhaps the most published photographer in history, he has since published some 113 books, of which 70 he wrote as well as photographed, published in 18 languages. These are from his travels to the 7 continents on subjects as varied as Angkor, Africa, contemporary Chinese and Japanese design and the sacred sites of Asia.
Principal photographer for the Smithsonian Magazine for many years, Mr. Freeman's work has been widely published internationally in all major magazines, including GEO, the Sunday Times Magazine, Smithsonian, International Wildlife, Stern, Paris-Match, the Telegraph Magazine, the Observer, the Independent, Design Magazine, GQ Magazine, National Geographic, Omni, Condé Nast Traveler, Illustrated London News, Newsweek and Asahi Shimbun among innumerable others.
Members of the RGS and others are most welcome to attend this event, which is HK$150 for Members and HK$200 for guests and others.
The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong wishes to express its thanks to:
Country Holidays Travel, who have most generously brought Michael Freeman to Hong Kong
KPMG for its assistance with the venue for this event