Focus on Africa for students at Red Maids' School

July 04 2016

Enthusiasts of photography, travel and Africa were treated to a special talk by film & TV director and photographer Harry Hook at Red Maids’ School in June.

Harry Hook

Enthusiasts of photography, travel and Africa were treated to a special talk by film & TV director and photographer Harry Hook at Red Maids’ School in June.

Harry, who began taking photos as a 10 year old, grew up in Kenya and Sudan and has a natural affinity for the continent, its tribes and people. He showed an amazing collection of images from wild deserted landscapes to crowded, busy cities and individual portraits. Harry talked about his experiences photographing Africa over more than 40 years and his book ‘About Africa’.

He also showed clips from his 2014 documentary – Photographing Africa – which gave an insight into the Africa he has seen over the past 40 years. His work highlights the duality of African society, the modernity coupled with traditions and how this is having a huge impact on the lives of young children growing up in Africa today.

Headmistress Isabel Tobias commented “ Harry is a very skilled and enthusiastic photographer. His portfolio documents the changes in lifestyle, culture and politics across the African continent over 40 years, with a consistent theme of warmth and humanity shining through his work. ”

Harry’s images can be viewed on his website www.harryhook.co.uk His book ‘About Africa’ can be purchased via this site.