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Théophile Gautier

 

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Visit USA awards the work of three BGTW Members

BGTW members Aaron Millar, Nigel Tisdall and Lindsay Sutton were presented with top travel writing awards at the 2014 Visit USA Association Media Awards ceremony in London's St Ermin's Hotel on June 30.

©Image by Simon Wright Photography

Travel Photographer Of The Year Exhibition opens at the RGS (with IBG)

 

 

Guild member Chris Coe is the founder and organiser of the popular Travel Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition launched on July 9 at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). One of our BGTW members, Tim Bird, won the special 10th anniversary 10 for 10 competition and his winning image is on display at the exhibition.

 


The Guild's Secretariat Benita Finanzio and Robert Ellison, along with Guild member Jane Egginton, helped Chris stage the event.

 

©Images by Mary Anne Evans & Tim Bird

 

 

 

 

 
Kiki Deere in the Spotlight

Click for full storyKiki Deere in the Spotlight

When and why did you join the Guild?
I joined the Guild in July 2013, as I thought it would be a great opportunity to meet other like-minded souls - travel writers, journalists, editors and photographers.

What are you working on at the moment? Any future plans?
I recently returned from a Rough Guides writing assignment in the Brazilian Amazon, so I am working on the next Rough Guide to Brazil at the moment. I am also writing up a few...
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“By the Singapore River the skyscrapers of the Central Business District flash through momentarily, unreal and unnatural, wearing their windows like twinkling chain mail. If there exists any beauty in this vision, it is not the Creator’s; it is the elegance of geometric lines and curves fashioning a horizon shaped by Man as master of the jungle’s anarchy.” 

John Malathronas, Singapore Swing, (Summersdale, 2007)

 

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