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Russell Baker

 
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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

 

 

 

 

 
Shafik Meghji in the Spotlight

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When and why did you join the Guild?
I’d be meaning to join the Guild for ages, and after chatting with a couple of members – both of whom extolled its virtues - finally got round to it last year (2013).

What are you working on at the moment? Any future plans?
I’m currently finishing write-ups for The Rough Guide to Costa Rica and The Rough Guide to Bali and Lombok, and getting ready for research trips to Bolivia...
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"As the sun warmed on my back, bees bumbled from Gentian to Orchid to Bloody Cranesbill and, as the umpteenth noisy tour group weaved off down the narrow road, the sounds of nature return to Poulnabrone. But not for long, if I’m lucky there will be a 5-minute gap before the next tour bus arrives.
High up on the limestone Burren in County Clare the dolman or portal tomb of Poulnabrone is the most photographed monument in Ireland."

© The Reading Eagle, Pennsylvania - 28th August 2005

 

 

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