Globe Trotting Snapper Recounts Life On The Road

Globe Trotting Snapper Recounts Life On The Road

Visitors to the next meeting of Lewes Camera Club are in for a treat as international photo-journalist John Robert Young recounts some of his most interesting tales from sixty years travelling the globe in search of news, action and the odd celebrity.

The meeting on Monday 5th February at St. Mary’s Supporters Club is at 7.45pm and will see the Ringmer based journalist revealing how he was personal photographer to two future prime ministers and a Hollywood star, about the time he was forced to dodge bullets in the Belgian Congo as well as stories of capturing world events for major news titles read by millions.

In a career spanning six decades, John Robert Young has travelled the world, from the Great Wall of China to the rain forests of South America and the remote regions of Africa documenting war, famine and devastation. In quieter moments, he photographed famous politicians, actors, artists, musicians, beautiful women, a Nobel Prize winner and religious leaders ─ along with the odd terrorist.

One of his favourite “beautiful women” is actress and campaigner Joanna Lumley whom he photographed her on several occasions. Another highlife of an action-packed career was shooting from the vantage point of a helicopter while on patrol with the French Foreign Legion, taking photographs for his book of the same name.

Guests and visitors are very welcome to join members from one of the country’s longest-established camera clubs for Monday’s talk, and are asked to contribute £3 a head to help the club’s funds.