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In the Footsteps of Isabella Bird

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In the Footsteps of Isabella Bird

Time: February 28, 2010 to March 12, 2010
Location: Royal Geographical Society
Street: 1 Kensington Gore
City/Town: London SW7 2AR
Website or Map: http://www.rgs.org/HomePage.h…
Phone: +44 (0)20 7591 3000
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Royal Geographical Society
Latest Activity: Feb 28, 2010

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An exhibition of contemporary photography which retraces the footsteps of Victorian writer and explorer Isabella Bird (1831-1904), comes to the Royal Geographical Society. Isabella was the first woman inducted as Fellow of the Society and a keen photographer.

Depictions of Bird's travels across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the USA will be on show. Alongside these are a few reproductions of pictures taken by Isabella herself, who discovered photography in 1892 and made good use of it during the three-year visit to East Asia she began in 1894.


Photo: Somo Castle (Back View) - Isabella Bird’s Photograph from The Yangtze Valley and Beyond in 1899.

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