Persepectives: Beyond the Tourist

08/12/2015 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
RSVP Requested; Limited Spaces



Join us for an initimate evening where travel photographer Christopher Roche is joined by Amelia Stewart, adventure travel specialist, and Nick Smith, travel writer and photographer, to take a closer look at getting off the beaten path in an age marked by increasing golbalisation and mass tourism.

The themes that we will touch on include:

  • How to explore the world
  • Travelling with purpose
  • Politics of tourism

We invite our guests to join the conversation with a Q&A to be held after the discussion. Christopher Roche, whose photographs are currently exhibiting at Book and Kitchen, Devotion, will give a brief introduction of his work before auctioning off a couple of the pictures for the charity Give A Future.  There will also be a 10% discount on the photographs during the evening.

Food and drink will be available throughout the evening.

0003184-1Nick Smith is a photographer, writer and magazine editor.  He is UK editor at the Explorers Journal, columnist at Outdoor Photography, and travel correspondent with Kensington & Chelsea. A long standing fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Explorers Club in New York, his new book Travels in search of a Photograph has just been published.

Amelia SudanAmelia Stewart started her own company Simoon Travel in 2004 specialising in cultural and adventure travel to Libya and then adding Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Oman, and Algeria to her portfolio. Having since joined forces with Original Travel she has also become an expert on travel through Ethiopia, the Caucasus, Sudan and the’ Stans’.

DSC_21902Chris Roche is an award winning filmmaker and photographer.  He has exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society and at UNESCO in Geneva.  Exploring the theme of Devotion, his photography has recently led him across Ethiopia, Tibet and India. He is following up his book The Priests and Pilgrims of Ethiopia with Benaras, Holy City.