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Théophile Gautier

 

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Produced by the Guild every year, the must-have reference book

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Duncan Smith in the Spotlight

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In the Spotlight: Duncan Smith


When and why did you join the Guild?
2011. Like’Birdie’ Bowers said at his interview to join Captain Scott’s South Pole expedition, I want to learn from the way in which others conduct their work.


What are you working on at the moment? Any future plans?
A guidebook called “Only in Zurich”, which is the eighth volume in my ‘Only in’ series of guides to the hidden corners of...
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"Curious male onlookers make photography difficult in Pakistan, but although my own temper rose, people were never aggressive. In Jacobabad, I traced a line in the dust and told three hundred tribesmen to stand behind it. Which they did. Such orders would never be tolerated in another country, but there was always laughter - at my expense - for the sight of the tall, angry woman photographer was more fun than the cinema!"

Christine Osborne, An Insight and guide to Pakistan (Longman).

 

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