Adventure photographer John Beatty at BAF – April 2018

16th Mar 2018

GLOBALLY renowned travel, wildlife and adventure photographer John Beatty will headline the Lowepro Buxton Adventure Festival on Wednesday, 11th April 2018.

He has explored 38 countries over the past 29 years in pursuit of stories and photos that have enthralled audiences at international film festivals and received accolades from the media, public and leading brands in the photographic industry.Antelope canyon 2

His highly acclaimed multimedia talk, “Adventures in the Wild”, is an ongoing project covering his most recent images and stories from across the world, including:

  • the Hindu ceremony of Kumbh Mela set on the Ganges in Allahabad, a once every 12-year gathering of 30 million pilgrims;
  • grizzly bears, mountains and walruses of Alaska;
  • a flying adventure beneath Mt Everest;
  • eagle-hunters of Khazak Mongolia;
  • survival training in Scotland;
  • the volcanic wilderness of Danikil in Northern Ethiopia;
  • emperor penguins of Antarctica;
  • rafting the Colorado River of Grand Canyon;
  • and closer to home, images from his new book Kinder Scout. The People’s Mountain.

Talking about his adventures, John said: “To engage with the situation fully, to be absorbed by the variety in unfamiliar cultures, to wonder at the historical reference in the land, to be fearless, minimalist and sufficient according to the resources around you, this is real travel.”

Support speaker for the event is Claire Carter, an award-winning filmmaker, artistic director of the Kendal Mountain Festival, writer and adventurer. In her second BAF talk, she will explore the myths and imaginative narratives of adventure storytelling.

Matt Heason, Buxton Adventure Festival Director, said: “John Beatty is an adventurer with a camera. You don’t need to be an avid or aspiring photographer to appreciate his stunning images from around the world or be enthralled with the stories he has returned with.

“Keen photographers will, of course, learn a lot from John and his passion for his art but his talk will inspire everyone to go out and take on their own adventures.

“As our support speaker, Claire is returning to the LowePro Buxton Adventure Festival to talk about adventure narrative. From telling a story with a camera, such as in her award-winning film Operation Moffatt, or with a pen and keyboard, she will cover the myths, tactics and pitfalls to great adventure tales.”

The event takes place at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 11th April 2018, at the Buxton Opera House, in the heart of the Peak District. Book your tickets online or call the Box Office on 01298 72190.

The Buxton Adventure Festival in association with LowePro is also supported by Exodus Travel, Buxton Opera House, Buxton Advertiser, The Old Hall Hotel, Heason Events.

Anyone who attends a Buxton Adventure Festival event this year can claim £100 off their next Exodus Travel holiday. See the website for full terms and conditions.