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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT - 2016 - 11th Black & White Spider Awards.

I received this nice bit news yesterday from the B&W SPIDER AWARDS:

Dear Gary, 

CONGRATULATIONS on being a Winner at the 11th Annual Black & White 
Spider Awards with:

Honorable Mention in Nude | When The Circus came to Town 
Honorable Mention in Wildlife | Reindeer Migration.


7,556 entries were received from 71 countries and your work received a high 
percentage of votes overall. Certainly an achievement, well done!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

11TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER GARY LATHAM FROM ENGLAND, UK.
LOS ANGELES 05/11/2016.

Professional photographer Gary Latham of England, UK, was presented with the 11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Honorable Mention in Category in both the Nude and Wildlife categories at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, November 5, 2016.

The live online gala was attended by over 10,500 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry's most important event for black and white photography.

11th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from National Geographic, Washington DC; The Armory Show, New York; TBWA, Paris; Victoria Film Festival, Canada; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; Studio Hansa, London; Fratelli Alinari, Florence; Australian Centre for Photography; Young & Rubicam, Lima; and Anthem Worldwide/Marque Branding, Sydney who honored Spider Fellows with 627 coveted title awards in 31 categories.

"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,556 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "(Name)'s "(Title of Photograph)," an exceptional image entered in the (Category) category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present (her/him) with the title of (Award Title)." Jury member Paola Anselmi, interdisciplinary curator and arts writer in Australia added, "As always it was a real treat to be part of the program. Congratulations to all involved and to all the remarkable photographers who gift us new insights into the world and ourselves." "A truly amazing set of entries, so many deserving winners," added Marcel Wijnen, Creative Director at Anthem Worldwide.

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography. www.thespiderawards.com

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Friday, 19 August 2016

WELL HEELED - Lecce in Southern Italy for FOOD and TRAVEL MAGAZINE



http://foodandtravel.com/travel/gourmet-traveller/well-heeled

Often nicknamed "The Florence of the South" for its baroque architecture, Lecce has a long history.
Thought to have been established originally by the the Messapii who are said to have been Cretans.
It's historic centre is stunning!








Claudio Quarta shows us his impressive cellars at Cantina Moros Winery - Guagnano - Puglia
Olive Groves & Countryside surrounding Lecce

The very talented chef, Rosario Tannisi is keeping family cooking alive at the Osteria Ristorante alle La Bombarde.
Lunch at Osteria Ristorante alle La Bombarde - Ciceri e Trie-Pasta (boiled tria & crispy fried tria) dish with chickpeas, mussels, squid & clams - I can't explain just how wonderful this dish was - just superb!
Masseria Trapana a beautifully restored fortified farm in the countryside outside Lecce - thanks to Rob and all the staff for a putting up with us!

Pizzi leccesi at the beautifully restored Masseria Trapana Retreat Hotel.



Silvestro Silvestori in his very picturesque kitchen at The Awaiting Table Cooking School. ``showing us how to making Cappelletti Messicane Pasta - it's harder than you think!

I have to say I wasn't a big Rose fan until I tried this!



 Read the full article here : http://foodandtravel.com/travel/gourmet-traveller/well-heeled








Nominee In 9th Int'l Color Awards...

Nothing like blowing your own trumpet!





Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Bolivian Odyssey - A photographic tour to the high Andes region of Bolivia with High Lives...

"Bolivian Odyssey - A photographic tour to the high Andes region of Bolivia in March 2016. In partnership with High Lives (http://www.highlives.co.uk).

Here are some of the highlights from our recent photo tour of this exotic and exciting region of the world.

Bolivia is still a truly exciting travel experience. It has UNESCO world heritage cities of exquisite colonial beauty, A fiercely traditional indigenous population that clings to it's traditions of religion, lifestyle and dress code, the largest and highest salt flats in the world, along with magical high altitude desert regions and colourful volcanic lagoons. Here is a day by day account of the trip.

DAY 6 & 7: The High Desert

At over 5000 meters, Bolivia's High desert region is literally breath-taking!












Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Bolivian Odyssey - A photographic tour to the high Andes region of Bolivia with High Lives...

"Bolivian Odyssey - A photographic tour to the high Andes region of Bolivia in March 2016. In partnership with High Lives (http://www.highlives.co.uk).

Here are some of the highlights from our recent photo tour of this exotic and exciting region of the world.

Bolivia is still a truly exciting travel experience. It has UNESCO world heritage cities of exquisite colonial beauty, A fiercely traditional indigenous population that clings to it's traditions of religion, lifestyle and dress code, the largest and highest salt flats in the world, along with magical high altitude desert regions and colourful volcanic lagoons. Here is a day by day account of the trip.


DAY 5: UYUNI:

The devastatingly beautiful salt flats at Uyuni and the train graveyard. Here are four very different views of this unique area...





Tuesday, 26 April 2016

BOLIVIAN ODYSSEY- A photographic tour to the high Andes region of Bolivia with High Lives...

"Bolivian Odyssey - A photographic tour to the high Andes region of Bolivia in March 2016. 
In partnership with High Lives (http://www.highlives.co.uk).


Here are some of the highlights from our recent photo tour of this exotic and exciting region of the world.

DAY 4: POTOSI - PULACAYO - UYUNI. 

The stunning high road between Potosi and Pulacayo are home to remote communities of Llama farmers. It's a long and empty road. Where you might be lucky to see the odd truck on it's way to the markets of Potosi. 

The historic industrial site of Pulacayo is located in the Potosí Department of Bolivia. The mining center developed around Huanchaca, the world's 2nd largest silver mine, and was originally founded in 1833. Now virtually a ghost town Pulacayo is a UNESCO world heritage site that features a the first railroad to ever reach Bolivia. 
Pulacayo also contains a train that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid famously robbed.




 


Saturday, 23 April 2016

"Bolivian Odyssey - A photographic tour to the high Andes region of Bolivia in March 2016. In partnership with High Lives (http://www.highlives.co.uk).

Here are some of the highlights from our recent photo tour of this exotic and exciting region of the world.

Bolivia is still a truly exciting travel experience. It has UNESCO world heritage cities of exquisite colonial beauty, A fiercely traditional indigenous population that clings to it's traditions of religion, lifestyle and dress code, the largest and highest salt flats in the world, along with magical high altitude desert regions and colourful volcanic lagoons. Here is a day by day account of the trip.

DAY 3: POTOSI:

This mountain housed the worlds largest silver mine - it funded the Spanish empire and reputedly claimed the lives of nine million men - it is called the mountain that eats men!
The beautifully restored convent of Torre de la compania de jesus - houses some of Christendom's most priceless treasures.

Easter celebrations on the streets of Potosi.

So that's where they buy their hats - Central Market, Potosi.
Cerro Rico Mine (The worlds largest Silver mine - known locally as the mine that eats men) - Potosi.


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Bolivian Odyssey - A photographic tour to the high Andes region of Bolivia with High Lives & Gary Latham Photography.

"Bolivian Odyssey - A photographic tour to the high Andes region of Bolivia in March 2016. In partnership with High Lives (http://www.highlives.co.uk).

Here are some of the highlights from our recent photo tour of this exotic and exciting region of the world. 

Festival Spectators at the Tarabuco - The Pujllay Festival.









Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Bolivian Odyssey - A photographic tour to the high Andes region of Bolivia with High Lives...

"Bolivian Odyssey - A photographic tour to the high Andes region of Bolivia in March 2016. In partnership with High Lives (http://www.highlives.co.uk).

Here are some of the highlights from our recent photo tour of this exotic and exciting region of the world.

Bolivia is still a truly exciting travel experience. It has UNESCO world heritage cities of exquisite colonial beauty, A fiercely traditional indigenous population that clings to it's traditions of religion, lifestyle and dress code, the largest and highest salt flats in the world, along with magical high altitude desert regions and colourful volcanic lagoons. Here is a day by day account of the trip.

Day One: 

AM: We prepare ourselves for the tour ahead with a couple of photographic tutorials on the technical capabilities of our camera's and I introduce a toolbox full of handy tips and tools to help capture great travel pictures.


PM:
As we walk from the hotel to lunch down the street in Sucre, I pause to take a picture of a woman in traditional dress selling fruit on the street corner. She spots the camera of course and brandishes her rather sharp looking knife in my direction with a grimace and an energetic stabbing motion! Now that would of been an interesting shot, I think, but actually it sums up the challenge to would-be people-photographers visiting Bolivia and wanting to take pictures of the locals.

The answer of course is surprisingly helpful to photographers because it forces us to think long and hard about why we take pictures and to what use we will put them and also makes us think about our relationship to the local culture and it's traditions.

The woman's behaviour at first seems somewhat over the top to those from a western culture that is steeped in the photographic tradition and that is used to photography on an almost daily level. In fact it is the fierceness with which the indigenous Bolivian uphold their tradition that is at the heart of this suspicion about having their picture taken, along with the superstitious nature of the average Bolivian. Her fear and suspicion are two-fold, one is modern, in that she wonders if you are somehow going to make a profit from her image and the second is superstitious, in that the practice of magic is still widespread in Bolivia and the practice of magic, for either good or bad often involves the use of an image of the subject!

So if you want to take pictures of the local indigenous people of Bolivia, what is the answer? How do you go about it? The answer is of course to seek the help of local guides and approach your subject with respect, assuring them that the picture you wish to take is neither for profit or to do them harm. That is why our knowledgeable local guides agree to take our small photographic tour to the indigenous market on the edge of Sucre, rather that the oft-visited central market. Here it is we foreigners that are the novelty and with a little conversation and humour we begin to overcome the natural resistance to photography here in Bolivia. The real beauty is of course that a dialogue however limited by language is developed between photographer and subject and this is always a rewarding thing for both I find!


Indigenous Market Sucre

Indigenous Market Sucre

Indigenous Market Sucre

Most of the commerce in Bolivia is in the hands of the indigenous women. A trade they excel at. In this market tourists are so rare that we become the novelty for a change!

After a rewarding time in the market we set out to explore the beautiful UNESCO world heritage city of Sucre...



We're lucky with the weather as Bolivia experiences an early Autumn heat wave!




Recoleta (Franciscan) Monastery

Recoleta (Franciscan) Monastery.