Robert Holmes to Speak at KSP June 2nd

May 16–June 12, 2016
Reception & Lecture June 2nd 6:30—8:30pm
KSP Learning Center Gallery

Keeble & Shuchat’s Learning Center Gallery features a show of images by noted travel photographer Robert Holmes (Travel Photographer of the Year 2015, Wine Photographer of the Year 2016). Mr Holmes’ travels have taken him around the world, from his native Britain to destinations as varied as Calistoga and Kathmandu documenting history, culture, food and wine. The images on display depict destinations from disparate corners of the globe but all feature a consistent vision; a sense of light, color, and detail that conveys the emotional character of the lives and places depicted within the scenes.

Inle_01182013_175Leica will host a reception for the photographer and Mr. Holmes with present an artist lecture on the evening of June 2nd. Mr Holmes, noted as a raconteur as well as a photographer, will speak about both his personal journey as an artist and the key elements that underpin a successful career as travel a photographer.  Whether it entails getting that key opportunity (an expedition to Mt. Everest), being photographically prepared, or simply dealing with the rigors of life on the road, he will speak candidly about both prospering as travel photographer and making the award-winning images that lead to being featured in National Geographic Traveler and New York Times.

Mr. Holmes will be available after the talk to answer your questions and autograph your books.

Robert Holmes career as a successful and prolific travel photographer has extended over 35 years.  He was the first photographer to be twice honored by the Society of American Travel Writers with their Travel Photographer of the Year Award and is the only photographer to be given the award 4 times, most recently for 2015. He received the international Wine Photographer of the Year award for 2016 out of a field of 7000 entries from 60 countries.

He has worked for National Geographic, Geo, Saveur, Wine Spectator, Life, Time and hundreds of other major magazines and international companies.  His stock catalog of over half-a-million images is represented for licensing by Getty.

His assignments have taken him from coverage of the 1975 British Everest Expedition for the London Daily Mail and Paris Match, to searching for snow leopards in the remote valleys of western Nepal for National Geographic Magazine, trekking into the rain forests of Borneo with Penan tribesmen for Islands Magazine and crossing the Great Indian Desert on camel for Departures.

Bob has illustrated over 40 books and he has regularly been one of the elite group of the world’s 100 best photojournalists invited to participate in the acclaimed “Day in the Life” series.

His passion for food and wine has led to extensive work in those industries including the illustration of 9 books on wine and 6 cookbooks.  More recently Bob has added film production to his talents and in partnership with Andrea Johnson has been producing videos for clients in the wine and hospitality industries.