Stuart Forster

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Stuart Forster is a travel writer and photographer from North East England.

Life and work[edit]

Forster's work has appeared in the Financial Times,[citation needed] The Washington Post,[citation needed] The Sydney Morning Herald,[citation needed] The Sun-Herald,[citation needed] The Hindu,[1] The Times of India,[citation needed] and Deccan Herald.[2] He has written and photographed for National Geographic,[3] National Geographic Kids,[citation needed] Australian Photography[citation needed] and The Wisden Cricketer.[citation needed]

He contributed to the books Driving Holidays Across India (Outlook Traveller, 2009), the 2010 winner of India's National Tourism Award for best travel publication in English; and Secret Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World s Best Hidden Travel Gems (National Geographic, 2011); and wrote about snake boat racing in Kerala (Stark World, 2006).

Forster was influenced and mentored by the late Indian photojournalist N. Thiagarajan,[citation needed] 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 in London of fifty news photographs taken by NUJ members during 2007 and 2008.[4]

His work was exhibited at the 2006 Pingyao International Photography Festival in Pingyao, China.[5][dead link]

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

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forster, Stuart (2 November 2008). "Bollywood goes German". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Forster, Stuart (25 November 2012). "Walling up history". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Forster, Stuart (20 March 2013). "Rwanda: On the trail of chimpanzees". National Geographic (magazine). Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.standupforphotojournalism.org
  5. ^ http://en.pipphoto.com/

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