My work for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) took me to Mongolia to document the lives of children across this vast country. This insightful introduction to one of the world's youngest democracies is perfectly framed through the lives of its young people.
From lives at home, to education and play and from water and healthcare access to the lives of young people in prison, My talk will take the audience from the capital city, Ulan Bator, to the Altai Mountains, a remote area of Western Mongolia on the edges of the Gobi desert.
From Bactrian camel herders to the lunar landscapes of sand and rock, this presentation is illustrated with the best of my professional photography and will inform and entertain those interested in geography, travel, humanitarian work and off-road driving enthusiasts!
I am a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a professional documentary photographer that specialises in worldwide humanitarian and environmental assignments from my base in Chester. Having been based in South East Asia for 20 years, living in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia then also in Japan, I bring first-hand experience to all my presentations.
My talks are unique, entertaining and informative, bringing together the best of my photography and the research and experiences my assignments offered me, all in some of the world's most fascinating locations.
My talks are of interest to general audiences, but also engage with the photographers, geographers, humanitarians, travellers and the scientific community in your group! I have worked in this niche specialisation for 30 years and I recommend a viewing of my website to get a better picture of what I mean: www.jimholmes.co.uk My talks are passionate, professional and thought provoking, richly illustrated with dynamic images that bring together the issues of photography, remote areas travel, environmental and cultural subjects and the history of an area.
Please consider my talks for your future plans. My schedule books up well in advance, although I am sometimes able to step in at short notice if you have a speaker cancellation, it is always worth asking.
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