Guests speaker program

From 23-25 September – at 11:15 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm each day – three leading lights from the photo world will take to the Canon stand to discuss their work.

Gary Knight (23 September)
Chairman of the World Press Photo Jury 2008, co editor and art director of Dispatches magazine, co-founder of the elite VII Photo Agency, official Canon Ambassador – English photographer Gary Knight is one of the most respected names in photojournalism. Having made his name in South East Asia and Indochina in the 1980s, he went on to document the atrocities committed in the former Yugoslavia. Gary’s commitment to working in some of the most troubled regions of the world has earned him a reputation as one of the industry’s leading war photographers.

Richard Walch (24 September)
Acclaimed German photographer Richard Walch describes his works as primarily focused on “water and snow”. Using the Canon EOS-1D Mark III, Richard is concerned with capturing the world’s leading exponents of extreme and adventure sports. Highly respected by the athletes in the field, he is well used to shooting in extremely challenging environments – whether on mountaintops or the roughest seas.

Tim Hetherington (25 September)
Recently awarded photojournalism’s most prestigious prize – World Press Photo of the Year 2007 – Liverpool-born Tim Hetherington has quickly made a name for himself as a fearless and uncompromising reporter. An EOS 5D user, Tim is interested in both photography and film and mixes disciplines to create multimedia projects that push the boundaries of image making. For much of the past decade he has focused on the African continent and has spent time living in both Sierra Leone and Liberia.

*semi-finalist in Sport category, The Assignment competition

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