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Check out the Robin Hanbury-Tenison photography exhibition

Thu 12 Sep 2013

Check out the Robin Hanbury-Tenison photography exhibition

An upcoming exhibition featuring the work of traveller and acclaimed photograper Robin Hanbury-Tenison is opening at the Dimbola Museum and Gallery on the Isle of Wight later this month.

Most of the elements that make up the Echoes of a Vanished World spectacle are based on his curiosity surrounding remote tribal people and the undiscovered realms they inhabit. During the 50s, 60s and 70s, he tirelessly captured their everyday lives and experiences on various expeditions.

The objects and photographs Hanbury-Tenison collected have recently been uncovered from their hiding place and now shape the exhibition, which arrives at the Dimbola Museum on September 22nd.

Anyone who visits the display will be offered a unique peek through the iconic photographer's lens and the chance to browse artefacts that have not seen the light of day for years.

These objects were given to the explorer by tribal people he bonded with whilst documenting their lives and many of them are beautiful and extremely special.

Because of their worth, Hanbury-Tenison is now looking to sell them in order to give something back, with all proceeds being donated to Survival International, the world movement for tribal groups which he is the founder and president of.

It is hoped the money raised will go towards supporting the donors' descendants and helping them retain their land and culture.

Running until January 5th 2014, visitors will be able to access the Echoes of a Vanished World exhibition between the hours of 10am and 5pm seven days week up to November 3rd, then after this date it will be open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

It provides anyone coming to the island with the perfect opportunity to explore a world previously hidden to them and learn more about the life and times of one of the most fascinating travellers in history.

Hanbury-Tenison has embarked on more than over 30 expeditions, with one of the most famous being the adventure to the rainforests of Sarawak in Malaysia, when he led a team of 115 scientists.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801637002-ADNFCR

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