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Guardians of the Areng Valley exhibition

We are delighted to present Guardians of the Areng Valley by photographer Luke Duggleby, recipient of the inaugural Forestry Commission England Exhibition Award, one of the categories in the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year. The exhibition will be on display at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Kent this summer.

Exhibition details for visitors

Date: 23 April 2015 – 6 September 2015
Location: Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest. The exhibition is located in the Pinetum, a short walk from the Visitor Centre.
Opening times: Monday – Sunday within standard opening hours
Admission: Exhibition admission is free, standard admission fees for Bedgebury National Forest and Pinetum apply.

Forest Art Works volunteer at GrizedaleThe exhibition

Guardians of the Areng Valley is a major new outdoor photography exhibition by internationally acclaimed photographer Luke Duggleby.

30 spectacular large scale colour photographs, which present Duggleby’s journey into the remote Cardamom Forest of Southwest Cambodia will be displayed amongst the trees in the National Pinetum, one of the largest and most complete collections of conifers in the world.

The photographs focus on the rapid forest destruction which threatens critically endangered species and indigenous forest communities. They also shine a light on a growing environmental movement pioneered by Buddhist Monks to raise awareness and help communities fight against further destruction of these critically important forest eco-systems.  

Forest Art Works volunteer at GrizedaleBedgebury National Pinetum plays an internationally important role in the understanding, scientific advancement and conservation of conifer species many of which are rare and endangered.

To link with the exhibition, a number of endangered trees in the Pinetum collection will be wrapped in orange material and you will be able to follow the Bedgebury summer trail to find out more about some that we are helping to save.

Duggleby has been a professional photographer working in Asia since 2004. Using Bangkok as his base he regularly travels the continent and further afield shooting assignments for some of the world’s most respected publications and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) as well as undertaking personal projects. His images have featured in many respected photography competitions and have been published by clients ranging from The Sunday Times, National Geographic, The Guardian, Greenpeace, Monocle and The New York Times.

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