Stuart Forster

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Stuart Forster is a photojournalist, photographer, and writer from north-east England.

Forster's work has appeared in newspapers such as the Financial Times [1], The Washington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald, The Hindu, The Times of India, and Deccan Herald. He has written and photographed for magazines such as National Geographic Kids, Australian Photography and The Wisden Cricketer. Forster is a member of the professional organizations Travelwriters UK and the British Guild of Travel Writers.

An avid traveler, much of his work is within the sphere of travel. He contributed to the book Driving Holidays Across India, the 2010 winner of India's National Tourism Award for best travel publication in English. He subsequently contributed to the book Secret Journeys of a Lifetime.

Forster was influenced and mentored by the late Indian photojournalist N. Thiagarajan, who described himself as "a pictorial photojournalist".

In May 2009 one of Forster's images, photographed during a demonstration in Delhi, India, was selected for inclusion in the UK National Union of Journalists' Photography Matters exhibition of fifty of the strongest news photographs taken by NUJ members during 2007 and 2008. The exhibition was held in London.[1]

His photographic work was exhibited in Pingyao, China, at the 2006 Pingyao International Photography Festival.[2]

Forster is also active in the field of intercultural studies (cross-cultural communication), in which he has developed a concept of Intercultural Photography.

An accomplished athlete, Forster played national league basketball in England and Wales for U.C. Swansea (1990–93) and Leicester Falcons (1993–94). He was selected to play for the University of Wales in the British Universities Sports Federation championships in 1992.


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