Tony Worobiec talks

07 April 2019

10:30 - 16:30

The Dolphin Hotel
Station Road
Bovey Tracey
United Kingdom
TQ13 9AL

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Non RPS Member£20.00
RPS Member£15.00 
RPS member bringing a non member guest£25.00


Tony will be showing us 2 talks on the day

Abandoned on the Plains and Fragments of an American Dream

"Abandoned on the Plains; Fragments of an American Dream" is a project Tony Worobiec shared with his wife Eva which was first published in 2015. It was a sequel to the equally successful "Ghosts in the Wilderness" which earned reviews from The Guardian, The Independent, The Washington Post and Stern Magazine in Germany. Both publications feature the same theme, the abandonment they witnessed within the depopulating communities of Montana and the Dakotas. 

About Tony Worobiec;

Tony Worobiec studied Fine Art at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne and spent 18 years as head of a large design faculty in Dorset. He has won awards for photography in the UK and internationally, and has had work exhibited in London’s Barbican Gallery, The Independent Photographers Gallery, The Fox Talbot Museum and Bradford’s National Museum of Photography. His work is in the permanent collections of The Royal Photographic Society and The Fox Talbot Museum. 

Tony regularly writes articles for photographic magazines both here in the UK and America.  He is the author of 16 books, the latest which “Photographing Landscape Whatever The Weather” was considered one of the ten best books published in 2016 by The RPS Journal.   Nearly 200,000 copies of his books have been sold worldwide and have been translated into Dutch, German, Spanish, Taiwanese, Mandarin, Russian and rather fittingly Polish.

Possibly his most prestigious project to date is one he did with his wife Eva, which resulted in "Ghosts in the Wilderness; Abandoned America". This iconic book is often quoted by colleges and universities as the definitive documentary on abandoned communities of the American High Plains. Published in 2003, it was very enthusiastically reviewed in The Guardian, The Independent, The Washington Post and Stern Magazine in Germany. 

Tony gained his Fellowship back in 1987 and in 1990 was invited to sit on the Distinctions Panel for what was then termed "The Pictorial Panel". He now sits on the Fine Art Panel (A&F). Moreover Tony has over the last 6 years done a multitude of workshops for The RPS in Bath, but also in other locations around the country. 

Opening times

The room will be open for entry at 10am to allow time for the setting up of the presentation. Lunch and refreshments are available, lunch should be pre ordered on arrival. There must be no consumption on the premises of any food or drink which has not been purchased at The Dolphin.

Cancellation policy

If cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance advance of the event a refund, less a £5 admin fee will be made. If within 2 weeks no refunds will be given.

Hearing and access requirements

The room is on the 1st floor with no lift or facilities for taking wheelchairs or disabled persons to the 1st floor.

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Region: South West