The Angkor temples re-emerge from the jungle in 1860 courtesy of a young French explorer. Known as being the largest religious structures on earth, these iconic, beautiful Hindu temples are home to intricate carvings depicting everyday life a thousand years ago.
This photographically rich talk is the culmination of over 10 assignments to Cambodia will walk you around many of the key temples showing how time and cultural change have left their mark. Putting all this into context will be an introduction to the bustling capital Phnom Penh, French colonial era architecture and a river that runs in both directions…..
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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