Thursday, 3 January 2013

Timothy Allen Shares Stunning Images from the BBC's Human Planet

Timothy Allen, the official photographer from the hugely popular BBC series Human Planet, will share his story in talks in Inverness, Perth and Stirling on the 14th – 16th January.

Timothy is a professional photographer who spent almost two years shadowing BBC film crews during the production of the landmark television series Human Planet. This talk is a behind-the-scenes look at this awe-inspiring landmark series that marvels at mankind's incredible relationship with nature in the world today.

This talk is part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s ‘Inspiring People’ talks programme. These talks have been kindly sponsored by Saffery Champness, BEAR Scotland and Scottish Power.

Timothy Allen Human Planet
One of Timothy Allen's stunning images from Human Planet.

At 22, after graduating from Leeds University with a BSc in Zoology he left the UK and spent 3 years travelling around Indonesia which was the catalyst that sparked his passion for photography. In the nineties, after beginning a part-time diploma in photography, Timothy joined an aid convoy to Bosnia in order to shoot his first year reportage project.  Six months later he had dropped out of college, moved to London and begun working for the Sunday Telegraph, later inspiring commissions from all the British broadsheet publications and finally, a 6 year position at The Independent.

In recent years, the focus of Timothy’s work has turned to our planet’s remaining indigenous societies and he currently devotes his time to documenting the diversity of humanity’s cultural heritage. His multi award winning documentaries have taken him to every corner of the globe, from 19 000 ft up in the Himalayas to 40 metres beneath the South China Sea as well as projects within communities in the Arctic, tropical rainforest and remote desert locations.

Inverness: Monday 14th January at 7.30pm in The Highland Council Chamber, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX.
Perth: Tuesday 15th January at 7:30pm in Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ.
Stirling: Wednesday 16th January at 7:30pm in Logie Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA.

£8 for adults (redeemable if buying membership) and free for under 18s, students and RSGS members. Tickets are available on the night from the venue. For more information about any of our talks this season please visit or contact

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