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January 2015  
2014 HIGHLIGHTS
  Highlights of 2014 included:

Steve Bloom LIVING AFRICA event at the Gulbenkian Cinema, University of Kent in Canterbury on Saturday 5th April.

SPIRIT OF THE WILD outdoor exhibition, SALVAJES, at Madrid's Retiro Park from May to July, relocated to the Alhambra in Granada for September to December 2014. See http://www.stevebloomphoto.com/exhibitions/SOTW-Madrid-2014/

Solo Exhibition at Bosham Gallery, West Sussex in August/ September

We wish you all a good 2015!
 
January 2013  
2013 STEVE BLOOM TALKS SCHEDULE
  Mon Jan 21 - Our Wild World - WYE ARTS, Kent

LIVING AFRICA - RGS TOUR
For the bi-centenary of explorer David Livingstone’s birth Steve Bloom has partnered with The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) for a UK regional tour, speaking about his journeys through Africa. Schedule is as follows:

Wed Jan 23 - STAMFORD ARTS CENTRE
Wed Feb 20 – THEATR BRYCHEINIOG, BRECON
Thurs Feb 21 – THE BREWHOUSE THEATRE, TAUNTON
Wed Feb 27 - THEATRE BY THE LAKE, KESWICK
Wed March 6 – CIVIC AT CENTRAL HALL, DARLINGTON
Fri March 8 - KINGS LYNN FESTIVAL AT THE ARTS CENTRE
Thurs March 21 - TURNER SIMS, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

PHOTOVOICE LECTURE: Steve will present the Photovoice lecture covering his work in South Africa in the 1970′s through to contemporary Africa.

Monday April 29 – Africa – KINGS PLACE, LONDON

For further details see http://www.stevebloomphoto.com/blog/
 
October 2012  
STEVE BLOOM TALKS - Autumn 2012 schedule
  Fri 5 Oct: South Africa in the 1970s - ROYAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
http://tpoty.wordpress.com/author/tpoty/

Sat 6 Oct: Wildlife Journals - BATH FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
http://www.bathkidslitfest.org.uk/bigcats.aspx

Sat 13 Oct - My Big Cats and Polar Journals - CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL
http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/find-events/literature/lb56-my-polar-animals-journal-with-steve-bloom

Wed 31 Oct - My Big Cats and Polar Journals - WATERSTONES CANTERBURY

Sat 3rd Nov - Wildlife Journals - HOWLETTS CANTERBURY

Sun 4rd Nov - Wildlife Journals - FOLKESTONE BOOK FESTIVAL
http://folkestonebookfest.com/2012/09/sunday-4th-11-00am/
 
February 2012  
THE FRENCH COLLECTION - Stunning new images
  We're overjoyed to announce that here in the UK we can now offer you licenses for thousands of images from the incredible Biosphoto Collection.

As the image market becomes increasingly overcrowded, it is imperative to build collections based purely on quality. In this collection you will find the finest pictures from many of the greatest wildlife photographers on earth.

To see the full collection choose BIOSPHOTO from the drop-down photographer selection.
 
February 2012  
STEVE BLOOM - FORTHCOMING TALKS - 2012
  SELFRIDGES WORDS WORDS WORDS
Thurs 16 February 2.00 pm - Elephants and other Animals

OXFORD LITERATURE FESTIVAL
Sunday 1 April 2.00 PM with Gill Lewis - Wildlife Tales

PORT LYMPNE (Kent)
Saturday April 14th - Animals of the World

WATERSTONES, ST MARGARET STREET, CANTERURY
Thursday 19 April 6.30 pm - My Big Cats Journal - Launch

BATH FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Saturday 6 October - Wildlife Journals

LONDON FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY
June - Documentary Photography in Africa - TBA

YORK FESTIVAL OF IDEAS
June - My Photographic Journey - TBA

For further details on these events please go to
http://www.stevebloomphoto.com/talks.html
 
June 2011  
SHOOTING THE WORLD - a visual talk in Canterbury in October 2011
  Join Steve on a visual extravaganza as he journeys around the world encountering human cultures and wildlife. Share his experience searching for powerful images, from orangutans in the jungles of Borneo to tribal cultures in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley. Steve shares the secrets to the making of his books which have been published internationally, and his record breaking outdoor wildlife exhibitions which have been seen by millions.

'Shooting the world' is a fundraising event in support of Kent Creative Arts' community photographic project 'A Year in the Life’, currently run in Canterbury, Faversham and Sheppey.

For more details see http://www.kentcreativearts.co.uk/steve-bloom/

Wednesday 5th October 2011
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge | The Precincts | Canterbury | CT1 2EH
7:30 for 8:00pm
Tickets £10
 
June 2011  
STEVE BLOOM TALKS: ROYAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY – SEP / OCT 2011
  Steve Bloom will be presenting vibrant lectures in September and October at the Royal Geographic Society in Kensington, London. The events, held in conjunction with the Travel Photographer of the Year, are among a series of photography and travel workshops. Steve will be signing books at Stanfords bookshop which will be present at the venue .

TRAVELLING WILD- 11.00-12.00 Sunday 25 September .

Steve Bloom recounts his ten year journey photographing the world’s endangered wildlife. How do you get close to a grizzly bear? How should you behave in the presence of a gorilla? What do you do when being charged by a rhinoceros? He tells the stories behind the creation of his books In Praise of Primates, Untamed, Spirit of the Wild and Elephant! His giant outdoor exhibitions, seen by an estimated ten million people, play an important role in raising awareness of environmental issues.

A CULTURAL JOURNEY THROUGH AFRICA - 11.30 am Sunday 16th October 2011

Steve Bloom discusses the challenges he faced during fourteen years documenting this diverse continent for his books Living Africa and Trading Places: The Merchants of Nairobi. He takes the audience on an extensive tour, which includes encounters with the women of the Surma and Mursi tribes who wear giant lip plates, the fascinating male beauty contest of the Wodaabe in the Sahara Desert, the gold miners toiling 3km underground near Johannesburg and the shopkeepers in the poorer areas of Nairobi.

More details and book tickets at: http://tinyurl.com/6k2okax

Want to hire Steve for your event? See http://www.stevebloomphoto.com/talks.html
 
March 2011  
INTO THE DEEP - EDINBURGH
  Into the Deep opened in St Andrew Square to crowds of visitors and press, in glorious spring weather.

To see pictures of the exhibition on that first morning go to
http://www.stevebloom.com/slideshows/intothedeep-edin/

INTO THE DEEP Exhibition
Presented by Steve Bloom Images and the Edinburgh International Science Festival
St Andrew Square, Edinburgh
25 February – 1 May 2011
Square open 8am – 6pm ; Free (no tickets required)
 
February 2011  
INTO THE DEEP EXHIBITION OPENS IN EDINBURGH
  Presented by STEVE BLOOM IMAGES and the EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL. Curated by Kathy Bloom.

Following on from the spectacular success of 'Spirit of the Wild' in 2010, INTO THE DEEP is a free outdoor exhibition of giant photographs by renowned photographers. The pictures start at the surface of the ocean and travel downwards to look at sharks and coral reefs, right down to the creatures of the deep. At once informative and entertaining, it’s a unique opportunity to see one of the most beautiful collections of underwater photographs available.

INTO THE DEEP Exhibition
St Andrew Square, Edinburgh
25 February – 1 May 2011
Square open 8am – 6pm ; Free (no tickets required)

See a slideshow of selected exhibition pictures at http://www.stevebloom.com/slideshows/intothedeep/
or the full collection at http://www.stevebloom.com/pages/themes/39.html
 
December 2010  
STEVE BLOOM: EXHIBITION AT LUCY BELL FINE ART
  Steve Bloom's exhibition in the Lucy Bell Fine Art Gallery runs from 23 November to 16 December.

The exhibition primarily showcases Steve's Limited Edition monochrome prints.

Lucy Bell Gallery, 46 Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0EJ
For more information see
http://www.lucy-bell.com/
 
September 2010  
VISUAL CONNECTIONS - NEW YORK
  Join us on Wednesday October 13 2010 for the Visual Connections picture buyer's fair in New York's Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street.

Visual Connections offers a unique opportunity for professional visual media buyers to meet a range of top photo agencies from both Europe and the USA, in a relaxed environment, with all day complimetary food and drink.

We hope to see you there!

http://www.visualconnections.com/NY2010/
 
September 2010  
SAVE THE RHINO GALA DINNER September 9, 2010
  Join Steve Bloom for a fantastic evening with fellow speakers Louis Theroux, Max Hastings, Soiya Gecaga, Tim Butcher, Benedict Allen and Alastair Fothergill – for a gala charity raising dinner for Save the Rhino.

The evening is a PechaKucha event but with an African theme.

PechaKucha, meaning chit-chat in Japanese, is an event format sweeping the world. Each speaker has 20 slides and just 20 seconds per slide. Steve will be showing some of his best images from his many trips to Africa.

Wednesday 20 October, 7-11pm
The Battlebridge Room, Kings Place, London

http://www.savetherhino.org/eTargetSRINM/site/1141/default.aspx
 
June 2010  
NEW PHOTOGRAPHERS JOIN STEVE BLOOM IMAGES
  Steve Bloom Images photo library is expanding to include some of the world's finest wildlife photographers.

To see a slide show featuring a small selection of the new images and photographers, go to:
http://www.stevebloom.com/constantcontact/SBI-new/

Photographers featured in the slide show include Jill Sneesby & Barrie Wilkins (J&B Photographers), Georgette Apol, Greg du Toit, Andreas Byrne, Niall Benvie, Pål Hermansen, Nick Garbutt, Andrey Gudkov and Duncan Murrell.

All Images are available for licensing from this website.
 
June 2010  
INDOOR EXHIBITIONS 2010
  WATERSTONES CANTERBURY
An exhibition of Steve Bloom’s work can be seen in the Chives Café on the second floor of Waterstones, St Margaret's Street, Canterbury. The images include classic favourites, as well as some limited edition monochrome prints. Books and other merchandise are available to browse and purchase.

BANGWALLOP GALLERY, SALCOMBE, DEVON
Steve’s work is showing this summer and autumn at Bangwallop, a fresh new photographic gallery in the heart of Salcombe’s boat-building area and emerging arts quarter.
http://www.bangwallop.co.uk/gallery/collections.php

AFRICAN ODYSSEY EXHIBITION, CAPE TOWN
A group Exhibition, African Odyssey, will run in South Africa during and after the World Cup. Raw Vision Gallery, 89 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town.
(Exhibition now closed)
http://www.africanodyssey.org/african_odyssey/Home.html
 
June 2010  
NEW BOOK / UPCOMING EVENTS
  NEW BOOK - MY FAVOURITE ANIMAL FAMILIES (Thames & Hudson),
a new children's book by Steve Bloom, is due for publication on 16 August 2010.

TALK - BATH FESTIVAL OF CHILDRENS' LITERATURE
Sunday 26th September, 2 - 3pm, Guildhall
Steve will be speak to an audience of children aged 7+ about his latest book 'My Favourite Animal Families'
For info and tickets, go to http://www.bathkidslitfest.co.uk/

TALK - WATERSTONES CANTERBURY
Thursday, 30 September 2010, 6.30-7.30pm
Waterstones, 20-21 St Margaret's Street, Canterbury.
For a more adult audience, Steve is presenting an illustrated talk in Canterbury.
Tickets £3, available from the shop
 
June 2010  
STEVE BLOOM SPEAKS AT EDINBURGH SCIENCE FESTIVAL and WWF GLOBAL DINNER
  Steve was guest speaker at the WWF GLOBAL DINNER in Rotterdam on the 23 June, attended by captians of industry in Europe. A collection of Steve's prints were auctioned in aid of the charity.
http://www.datawvh.nl/wnf/globaldinner/programma.html

Steve gave 2 talks at the EDINBURGH SCIENCE FESTIVAL on Friday 9th April 2010
For more information about the annual festival go to http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk
 
March 2010  
SPIRIT OF THE WILD EXHIBITION IN EDINBURGH
  Steve Bloom's outdoor Spirit of the Wild Exhibition opened in Edinburgh on the 12th March.

The free photographic exhibition, which has to date been seen by an estimated ten million people across ten European cities, is a spectacular outdoor installation featuring animals from around the world. Never before staged in Scotland, Spirit of the Wild celebrates the International Year of Biodiversity at the 2010 Edinburgh Science Festival. The exhibition has previously been in Amsterdam, Moscow, Dublin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Stavanger, Birmingham, Leeds, and Barcelona.

More information about the exhibition including a short movie and slide show are at http://www.stevebloomphoto.com/exhibitions/index.html

Signed books, posters, cards and other exhibition related products can be purchased from http://www.stevebloomshop.com

Spirit of the Wild Exhibition
St. Andrews Square, Edinburgh, Scotland
12 March to 16 May 2010
 
November 2009  
NEW BOOK: TRADING PLACES / BJP VISIONS
  Steve Bloom's book TRADING PLACES - THE MERCHANTS OF NAIROBI (Thames & Hudson) has been released. Best known for his wildlife photography, with this book Steve makes a fascinating journey into the urban world of Nairobi and its shopkeepers. For a short film and excerpts from the book, see
http://stevebloomphoto.com/books/trading_places/index.html
To purchase a copy go to
http://tinyurl.com/37saple

At BJP VISIONS on the 27th November 2009, Steve discussed what inspired him to write and photograph "Trading Places".
 
October 2009  
TENTH OUTDOOR EXHIBITION IN BARCELONA
  Steve Bloom's tenth giant outdoor environmental exhibition opened on Wednesday 28 October in Barcelona Zoo.

Called SALVAJES after Steve Bloom’s book of the same name (Untamed in English), it has been organised by the publisher Lunwerg.

The exhibition will run for 2 months, until December 19th.
 
September 2009  
EVENT:
  WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR with STEVE BLOOM
Wednesday 14th October 6.30pm - 8pm
Celebrating Amateur Photographer's 125th year
Tickets: £29

Photographic Seminar Series 2009 in association with What Digital Camera and the SPI (School of photographic Imaging)

Exclusive seminar for up to 90 people in the Blue Fin Building, Southbank, London - 'home' of Amateur Photographer (AP) and What Digital Camera (WDC)
Tickets include a 90 minute presentation and Q&A session from Steve Bloom. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards, along with a chance to purchase a signed book. Delegates will be given a goody bag and a hints & tips sheet to take home, and members of the WDC and AP teams will be available to chat and answer questions during the break.

Contact: spiadmin@ipcmedia.com with the words 'STEVE BLOOM SEMINAR' in the subject line. Please include your name, address and telephone number.
 
July 2009  
EVENT:
  EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL August 2009

For the second year running Steve will speak at the Edinburgh Book Festival, and after both events will be available to meet people and sign books.

Friday 21 August 2009
10.00am RBS Main Theatre
Featuring Steve Bloom's latest book, "Living Africa"

Saturday 22 August 2009
2.00pm ScottishPower Studio Theatre
Wildlife with Steve Bloom
A children's event for ages 6+

For booking information please go to:
http://www.edbookfest.co.uk/information/
 
February 2009  
EXHIBITION - EIRE
  MAN-MADE IMAGES GALLERY
27 Feb – 17 May 2009, Mountcharles, Co. Donegal, Eire

This amazing gallery held an indoor exhibition of selected images from Steve Bloom’s SPIRIT OF THE WILD collection.
Framed Prints can be purchased.

Man-Made Images is the first commercial gallery in Ireland dedicated to the art of modern photography.

http://www.man-madeimages.eu
 
November 2008  
LIVING AFRICA LAUNCH
  Living Africa was launched at London’s prestigious Patrick Mavros Gallery in November. The launch evening, kindly sponsored by Abercrombe & Kent, was a great success. The gallery, renowned for its collection of fine African art, was a perfect setting.  
November 2008  
LIVING AFRICA - NEW BOOK - EVENTS FOR THE NOVEMBER LAUNCH
  Steve Bloom's stunning new book, LIVING AFRICA (Thames & Hudson) was released last autumn. Celebrating the essence and diversity of life across the vast continent of Africa, LIVING AFRICA combines vivid personal experience with a passionate articulation of the challenges faced by Africa's people and environment.

The following events celebrated the launch of the new book:

Wed 5 Nov - STANFORDS, Covent Garden LONDON, 7:30pm
Talk with slide show by Steve. http://www.stanfords.co.uk/events/

Thursday 6 November. Steve was siging books at the Abercrombe & Kent stand at London's Luxury Travel Fair in Olympia.
http://www.luxurytravelfair.com/

Fri 7 Nov - BJP Visions, Business Design Centre, Islington, LONDON
http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=813622

Sun 9 Nov - BRISTOL ZOO, Clifton Pavilion, 2:00pm
Talk and slide show by Steve in association with Stanfords, Bristol
http://www.stanfords.co.uk/events/

Mon 10 Nov - OXFORD Museum of Natural History 7.00pm
Talk and slide show by Steve in association with Blackwells, Oxford
http://bookshop.blackwell.co.uk/jsp/welcome.jsp

Thurs 20 Nov - WATERSTONE'S Canterbury St Margarets Street 6:30PM - 7:30PM
http://www.waterstones.com

Thurs 27 Nov - Book Signing at Hatchards of Picadilly.

For more information on Living Africa please go to http://www.stevebloom.com/newpages/newbooks.php
 
October 2008  
NEW WEBSHOP LAUNCHED!
  We have just launched our exciting new webshop at http://www.stevebloomshop.com

Visit us now to browse Steve Bloom's cards, posters, calendars, books, and other products. The complete
"Spirit of the Wild" range is now availlable on-line.
 
July 2008  
EVENT AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL - 9-25 AUGUST 2008
  Steve Bloom spoke at the Edinburgh Book Festival on the following dates:

13 August at 11.30 a.m in the RBS Corner Theatre – (Children's Event) Charlotte Square Gardens

13 August at 3.00 p.m in the RBS Main Theatre – (Adult event) Charlotte Square Gardens

He discussed his books, including ‘Elephants: a book for children’, ‘Elephant!’, 'Spirit of the Wild', 'Untamed', and his new book, 'Living Africa' which will be published by Thames & Hudson in November 2008.

Further information on this can be found on the book festival website: www.edbookfest.co.uk.
 
June 2008  
STEVE ATTENDING STAVANGER EXHIBITION OPENING
  Steve Bloom was in Stavanger, Norway on 26th June for the opening of the new SPIRIT OF THE WILD outdoor exhibition.

The Exhibition was opened by the Mayor of Stavanger, and a book signing session took place after the reception. Stavanger, together with Liverpool, is the European Culture Capital for 2008.

See below for further information about the Exhibition.
 
June 2008  
SPIRIT OF THE WILD EXHIBITION - STAVANGER 2008
  The ‘Spirit of the Wild’ Exhibition is visiting Stavanger, Norway from 26 June to 28 September 2008.

The free, outdoor exhibition is arranged in Byparken, the City Park located by the Breiavatnet Lake and the Cathedral, with incredible views of the Stavanger skyline. The 100 giant photographs can be seen 24 hours a day, with floodlighting at night, making the exhibition accessible to everyone visiting and living in the city. Stavanger was awarded the 2008 European Capital of Culture, along with Liverpool, and therefore this is an extremely exciting time to be involved in this artistic and cultural revival.

There is an information centre with a free film featuring Steve at work, and a shop set up alongside the exhibition is selling ‘Spirit of the Wild’ posters, postcards, greetings cards, books and calendars.

The exhibition is presented in partnership with Noreco and Stavanger Kommune, and curated by Co+Life.

See our Exhibitions Slide Show here:
http://www.stevebloom.com/pages/slide_exhibitions.html

Watch the SPIRIT OF THE WILD EXHIBITION VIDEO at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTH1LA3nI-s
 
May 2008  
EVENT AT STANFORDS, LONDON
  To mark the release of the paperback version of Untamed, published by Abrams, Steve gave a talk at Stanfords in Covent Garden, London, on Wed 7 May at 7:30pm, and was available afterwards to sign books.

Stanfords is the UK's leading specialist retailer of maps, travel books and other travel accessories. Established in 1853, their flagship store in Covent Garden, London, first opened its doors in January 1901 and can justly claim to offer the world's largest stock of maps and travel books under one roof.

UPDATE: The talk was a great success, selling out of tickets and with some people standing to listen to Steve speak about Untamed and other forthcoming releases.
 
May 2008  
NEW: Smaller Edition of UNTAMED
  A new, smaller format edition of Steve's best-selling book, UNTAMED, published by Abrams, was released on 1st May 2008. Measuring 25x20cm, but with the same number of pages, it contains the same wonderful images as the original large format edition, and is to be published in English, French, Spanish and German.

For more than 10 years, Steve travelled the world to assemble this dazzling collection of photographs of animals in their environments. With an international range that is rare in books of animal photography, the 200 photographs in ‘Untamed’ bring to life a vast panorama of animal diversity, and of the landscapes, climates, and habitats in which they live.

UNTAMED
Paperback: 424 pages
Publisher: HNA Books
ISBN-10: 0810972379
£15
 
September 2007  
NEW BOOK
  ELEPHANTS: A BOOK FOR CHILDREN - Following the success of Elephant!, and using a similar body of stunning photographic material, Steve Bloom's new book is aimed at children eager to learn more about the world of elephants. With an informative and entertaining text written by renowned childrens' author David Henry Wilson, 'Elephants...' provides interesting facts about bodies, behaviour, festivals and more, split into easy double-page spreads. This is the ideal book for young animal-lovers to discover more about these gentle giants.

Elephants: A Book for Children
Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (17th September 2007)
ISBN: 978-0-500-54344-3
£9.99
 
August 2007  
SPIRIT OF THE WILD IN DUBLIN
  Exhibition now closed.

The jungle came to the city of Dublin!

The free outdoor exhibition of Spirit of the Wild opened in St Stephen's Green on the 18th August, and ran until 7th October 2007. A free film of Steve at work could be seen in the "Spirit of the Wild" information centre, located in St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, on the first floor near Foodlife, where merchandise such as books, posters and cards could also be purchased. If you want more information about the availablity of products now that the exhibition has closed, please e-mail info@stevebloom.com.

Steve visited the exhibition on 8th September, appeared on Channel 3's Ireland AM, as well as the radio program "Mooney goes Wild" on RTE. On Saturday he signed books in the exhibition shop and information centre. Media sponsor The Irish Times ran a multi-page feature about the exhibition.

The exhibition was presented by BDO Simpson Xavier in partnership with Harcourt Developments, and curated by Wecommunic8.
 
July 2007  
SPIRIT OF THE WILD EXHIBITION IN MOSCOW
  Exhibition now closed.

Spirit of the Wild ran from July to Septemebr in Strasnoy Boulevard, adjacent to PUSHKIN SQUARE, in the entertainment and business heart of Moscow, a short walk from the Kremlin.

The sky clouded over and it rained torrentially during the opening, but after a couple of hours the sun came out and large numbers of people came during the afternoon and night. Despite the rain, the opening was widely covered by the media, appearing on the front page of Izvestia and on Channel One News, with 140 million viewers. See the report on Russia Today TV at http://russiatoday.ru/entertainment/news/10230/video

The exhibition was floodlit at night, free of charge and open 24 hours a day.

Presented by Afisha Mir Magazine. See the web pages dedicated to the Exhibition at http://mir.afisha.ru/bloom
 
June 2007  
SPIRIT OF THE WILD IN STOCKHOLM
  EXTENDED BY PUBLIC DEMAND UNTIL NOVEMBER 2007

Spirit of the Wild is now open in Stockholm, Sweden. Situated on the magnificent Raoul Wallenbergs Torg, it is in an ideal location with great accessibility for locals and tourists alike. It will run until the end of September and has an information tent which shows a video about Steve, and sells books, postcards, greetings cards, bookmarks and posters. The Stockholm exhibition is curated by Co-Life.

The giant thought-provoking photographs serve to remind us of the fragility of the world, and our need to respect, protect and preserve it.
 
June 2007  
OSLO EXHIBITION NOW OPEN
  EXTENDED BY PUBLIC DEMAND UNTIL OCTOBER 2007

Spirit of the Wild was opened on 9th June by OSLO’s mayor, Per Ditlev-Simonson. Situated on the Raadhusplassen in front of the Nobel Peace Centre, adjacent to the City Hall, the exhibition is attracting thousands of visitors each day. With only a couple of hours of summer darkness, many people are coming at around midnight to see the pictures illuminated at night. The exhibition shop is open until eight each evening, where a video of Steve can be seen and visitors can purchase books, posters, postcards and other relevant material.
 
May 2007  
SPIRIT OF THE WILD EXHIBITION IN AMSTERDAM
  Exhibition now closed.

SPIRIT OF THE WILD Exhibition opened on Friday 18th May in Westermarkt, the square adjacent to the beautiful and historical Westerkerk, about 10 minutes walk from Dam Square in Amsterdam. Large crowds flocked to see the photographs in the warm weekend sunshine, and visitors were able to have books signed by Steve.

The free outdoor exhibition, curated by Co-Life, will run until the 28th July. An exhibition shop located in the square sells books, prints, cards and other "Spirit of the Wild" products.

To see a short movie made by one of the many visitors to the exhibition, please go to http://paspoort.kro.nl/video/videoplayerpage.aspx?videoId=800

Enter the Animal Planet competition to choose the best pciture (in Dutch only) and win an original print or signed book.
http://www.animalplanet.nl/spiritofthewild/
 
May 2007  
NEW EXHIBITIONS FOR 2007 - AMSTERDAM, MOSCOW, OSLO, STOCKHOLM, DUBLIN
  Five SPIRIT OF THE WILD Exhibitions are planned for 2007. The free exhibitions, floodlit at night, are open to the public 24 hours a day. Visitors can view a video about Steve's work at the integral Exhibition Information Centre, and can purchase books, prints, cards and other "Spirit of the Wild" products.

AMSTERDAM: 18 May - 28 July
Westermarkt, the square adjacent to Westerkerk
Curated by Co-Life

OSLO (Norway): 9 June - end of September - now extended till October
Location: Raadhusplassen (Town Hall Square)
Curated by Co-Life

STOCKHOLM (Sweden): 15 June - end of September - now extended till November
Location: Raoul Wallenbergs Torg
Curated by Co-Life

MOSCOW: 1 July - September
Location: Strasnoy Boulevard
Presented by Afisha Mir Magazine.

DUBLIN: August 18 - October 7
Location: St Stephen's Green
Curated by Wecommunic8.

See our Exhibitions Slide Show at http://www.stevebloom.com/pages/slide_exhibitions.html
 
October 2006  
NEW BOOKS - October 2006
  ELEPHANT! - In this joyous celebration, with photographs from the wildest outreaches of Botswana to the teeming cities of India, there are many surprises. The photographs include aerial shots from helicopters, the drama of battle between angry males, tender interaction between mothers and calves, the rich decorations of the elephants of India and astonishing shots of the elephant under water. If the eye is the window of the soul, then Steve Bloom looks straight into the eye of the elephant, delving deep into its psyche with his hauntingly beautiful images. Here is the ultimate book on the elephant, as intimate a photographic journey into the animal kingdom as has ever been made.

See a preview of ELEPHANT! at http://www.stevebloom.com/pages/slide_elephants.html

Elephant!
By Steve Bloom
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (October, 2006)
ISBN: 0-500-51321-X
£24.95
 
October 2006  
NEW BOOKS - October 2006
  SPIRIT OF THE WILD – Steve Bloom’s goal has been to search for the spirit of the world’s wildlife: the tiger’s eyes gleaming in the jungles of India; polar bear cubs seeing the world for the first time; the few mountain gorillas left in Africa. The result is a perpetual dance for the eye, the embodiment of nature’s choreography, an intimate exploration which reveals not only the animals but much that is new to us about ourselves. Accompanied by his own commentaries, as passionate as they are informed, and thought-provoking quotes from legendary figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Gerald Durrell and Emily Dickinson, Spirit of the Wild brings to the fore the common experiences of all living beings.

See a preview at http://www.stevebloom.com/pages/slide_spirit.html

Spirit of the Wild
by Steve Bloom
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (October 2006)
ISBN: 0-500-51320-1
£18.95
 
October 2006  
LECTURES October 2006
  Photographer Steve Bloom presented illustrated talks in October, covering his exhibitions and two new books, published by Thames & Hudson,
ELEPHANT! and SPIRIT OF THE WILD.

The lectures were followed by book signings.
17 October, Waterstones, Birmingham High Street, 6.30pm
18 October, Natural History Museum Oxford, 7pm
19 October, Borders, 48-56 Queens Rd, Bristol, 12-2pm
20 October Wildscreen, Bristol Watershed, 12.30-3.30pm (delegates only)
 
May 2006  
2006 - SPIRIT OF THE WILD - COPENHAGEN
  16 May - 23 October 2006
The SPIRIT OF THE WILD outdoor exhibition opened to great acclaim in Kgs. Nytorv, Copenhagen, Denmark on the 18th May 2006, and was extended to 23 October 2006 by polular demand, having attracted 1 million visitors in the first 3 months of its run. This stunning free exhibition, featuring 100 giant prints of Steve's photographs which were floodlit at night, was curated by EarthMatters in Denmark.

See our exhibitions slide show at http://www.stevebloom.com/pages/slide_exhibitions.html
 
April 2006  
STEVE AWARDED "GOLDEN EYE OF RUSSIA" AT MOSCOW EXHIBITION
  MOSCOW - APRIL 2006

At a presentation in Moscow on 15th April, Steve was awarded the 2006 "Golden Eye of Russia" by the International Guild of Professional Photographers of Russia. The award honours photographers who have made a significant contribution to the world of professional photography.

Exhibitions of Steve's work were held at the Photo-Forum Expo and Crocus City Mall in Moscow, where they were seen by an estimated one hundred thousand people during the four day event. Steve Bloom presented a seminar to a packed auditorium during which he spoke about his life and work.
 
February 2006  
SWIMMING ELEPHANT
  Elephants swimming in an azure blue sea are a most unusual sight. Early this year Steve visited a remote Island chain in the Bay of Bengal where he was fortunate to capture wonderful photographs of these large creatures underwater. Elephants used for logging on the Islands were occasionally taught to swim in the sea, in order to cross from one island to another.

See more swimming elephants at
http://www.stevebloom.com/pages/themes/29.html
 
January 2006  
2005/2006 UK EXHIBITIONS - SPIRIT OF THE WILD - BIRMINGHAM and LEEDS
  LEEDS SEP 2006 - DEC 2006
BIRMINGHAM SEP 2005 - AUG 2006
The Outdoor Exhibition, SPIRIT OF THE WILD, featuring 100 giant photographs by Steve Bloom, some as large as 12 feet across, opened in Birmingham's Centenary Square in September 2005, and ran until August 2006.

The exhibition moved to Leeds in September 2006, and was first located in Millenium Square, before moving to Briggate Street.

The free exhibitions were mounted by Wecommunic8 in conjunction with the WWF, and the exhibition shop provided information and a variety of SPIRIT OF THE WILD merchandise, including books, cards, posters, calendars and diaries.

See our Exhibitions Slide Show at http://www.stevebloom.com/pages/slide_exhibitions.html
 
August 2005  
TRIBAL AFRICA
  Africa has a wonderfully rich diversity of cultures and peoples.
The Omo delta in south-eastern Ethiopia is an area where the way of life remains largely untouched by the 21st century, and local tribes each have their own unique customs and rituals. Body adornment can be extreme, such as in the case of the Mursi women who insert a clay lip plate, up to 7 inches (16cm) in diameter, in their lower lip. Decorative scarification, and bodies painted with white or ochre clay, are combined with ornate beadwork and striking headdresses.

A selection of Steve's Tribal Africa images, which we are still adding to, can be seen at
http://www.stevebloom.com/pages/animals/40.html
 
March 2005  
INDIA REVISITED
  Steve returned to India in March and April 2005 and attended the colourful Elephant festival in Jaipur, where elephants are paraded in all their finery, and intricately painted by their mahouts, with startling patterns such as this tiger.
He also spent time at the ghats along the river banks at Varanasi, where he witnessed devout Hindus bathing in the holy waters of the ganges, and the funeral pyres of the cremation sites.

To see more, please go to
http://www.stevebloom.com/pages/themes/28.html
 
October 2004  
UNTAMED - Steve Bloom's amazing book
  Steve Bloom's large format coffee table book, UNTAMED, is a collection of his finest work. For more than ten years Steve travelled the world, roaming through the jungles of Borneo, the African Savannas and the frozen banks of Antarctica to assemble a dazzling collection of photographs.

With more than two hundred pictures in full colour, this magnificent book has 426 pages which include eight giant fold-out panoramic images. It is available worldwide, in 10 languages.

To find out more, visit the UNTAMED website at http://untamed.com
 
  
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