My image of a red fox in front of Clifton Suspension Bridge will be displayed this month on Bristol's College Green from 7-28th October. The open-air "Witness the Wild" exhibition is part of the Wildscreen Festival - the world’s biggest celebration of screen-based natural history storytelling. The festival takes place every two years, and this year they have a dedicated photography day, where the world's top wildlife and conservation photographers will be speaking and sharing their pictures and stories. I'm doing a talk at 1pm entitled "Making That Human Connection" about how I use the human environment to give wildlife a context that people can easily relate to and connect with, and I'm also sharing my conservation story about gannets and marine litter - a devastating problem that's happening close to home on our UK shores. Speakers include Tim Laman and other National Geographic photographers, magazine editors from National Geographic and BBC Wildlife, and I'm looking forward to UK based conservation photographer Britta Jaschinski speaking about her latest project. A selection of images by the speakers can be seen on the Guardian website today, with my fox image being used as the lead: Wildscreen's Witness the Wild
Wildscreen Photography Festival
I just got back home to Bristol after a full on week in London at Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Wildscreen Photography Festival (formerly Wildphotos). Wildphotos is held at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society and I always have a great time at the event, so I was honoured to be asked to be a speaker this year - it's not often you get asked to share a stage with some of the top wildlife photographers in the world! My talk on the art of urban wildlife photography went down really well and afterwards I got to meet and catch up with loads of inspiring people and chat about ideas and new projects and I came home feeling pretty inspired. I also did a masterclass at the Natural History Museum. Now time to take it all in and focus on what's next!
Thanks to Lara Nouri for the picture
The Wildscreen Photography Festival (fka Wildphotos) speakers have been announced and I'm pretty excited to share that I'll be joining them this year to talk about urban wildlife photography. It's the biggest Wildlife Photography event of the year, which I've been going to regularly for the past 4 or 5 years, so I feel pretty honoured to be amongst the speakers this time. This year, it will be held over 3 days and there'll be loads of cool wildlife photography related workshops and talks. It's a great opportunity for chatting to others already working in the industry too so hope to see you there in October!