Photographing Chalk Streams: A Two Year Journey

'Chalk Streams: A Unique Environment Worth Conserving' book cover © Dick Hawkes

'Chalk Streams: A Unique Environment Worth Conserving' book cover © Dick Hawkes

Photographing Chalk Streams: A Two Year Journey

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Hear how photographer Dick Hawkes captures chalk streams on camera. Learn about his inspirations and learnings during a two-year project.

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7:00pm - 8:00pm

About the event

How long does it take to truly capture the essence of a wild place? When photographer Dick Hawkes decided to create a photographic book on chalk streams, featuring wildlife in their natural contexts, the answer would be two years filled with water, winterbournes, and white-clawed crayfish.

In this talk, Dick will share the challenges he faced, how these rare habitats inspired him, and what he learned about the many pressures they are under. Join us to see some of his amazing images and hear the fascinating stories behind them, from 'drowning' a water meadow to tracking down elusive animals that "clearly hadn't read the script"!

Dick’s photographs have been shortlisted for the International Garden Photographer of the Year, Outdoor Photographer of the Year and BBC Countryfile Calendar competitions. His work has appeared in publications for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, the Royal Automobile Club, the Piscatorial Society, and Salmon & Trout Conservation UK. His photographs have also featured in calendars for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and The Friends of Richmond Park.

This event is part of Watercress and Winterbournes, a Landscape Partnership Scheme that is protecting, enhancing, and celebrating seven local chalk streams - learn more.

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