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OldRoy

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Wilfred Thesiger - slide show
« on: December 18, 2010, 01:50:40 PM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-11954293
From the BBC site:
Sir Wilfred Thesiger took nearly 40,000 photographs during his eight decades of travels throughout Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Now, to mark 100 years since his birth, Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum is displaying some of his most striking images.

For BBC Radio 4, the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner - who met Sir Wilfred several times - has been to the museum to see the photographs.

Here - with the help of museum curator Christopher Morton and archive recordings of Sir Wilfred himself - he looks back at Thesiger's appreciation of desert communities and their ways of life.


They stopped making 'em like Thesiger some time ago...
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Re: Wilfred Thesiger - slide show
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2010, 03:16:25 PM »

Great work.  Thanks for sharing it!

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Re: Wilfred Thesiger - slide show
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2010, 03:22:57 PM »

http://www.prmprints.com/products.php
For anyone interested the Pitt Rivers museum houses a major collection of his photographs, which can be seen extensively on this link (albeit at very small sizes). Digital prints are available (16 for A4, 25 A3). Anyone interested in the life and work (photography and books) of this remarkable man can easily find more information from Wikipedia or Google.
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Re: Wilfred Thesiger - slide show
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 12:16:10 AM »

Very nice, thank you!
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