Encounters: A Photographic Journey (Hardcover)
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Join award-winning explorer and photographer Levison Wood on his extraordinary journeys around the world - vividly revealed in his first photography book.
From images documenting his time in war zones to encounters with communities who have returned to traditional ways of life in the face of ecological disasters, Wood's photographs offer a unique insight into the resilience and resourcefulness of those living in some of the least accessible places on the planet.
Chapters include Frontiers, Wood's intrepid ventures to remote environments; Conflict, covering not only the front-line battles but also the long-term devastation of war; Heritage, documenting his observations on ancient practices co-existing with modern technology; and Community, his record of the universal importance of family roots, cultural identities and community ties.
With his unique experiences in extraordinary locations and his eye for compelling compositions, Wood has created a powerful collection of images that celebrates humanity in all its variety.
Encounters brings together more than a decade of photography, telling the incredible stories of some of the world's most remote places and the people who live there.
About the Author
Levison Wood is a professional explorer, writer and photographer. He served for 12 years as an Officer in the British Parachute Regiment, including an operational deployment to Afghanistan fighting against Taliban insurgents in Helmand and Kandahar.
Since 2015, Levison has written six award-winning books, all of which have been translated into several languages and published internationally. Walking the Himalayas won Adventure Travel Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards (2016). Walking the Nile and Walking the Americas were both Sunday Times bestsellers. His five TV series to date have been broadcast and distributed in over 100 countries worldwide. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the Explorers Club and visiting Fellow at CASS business school.