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Renowned Wildlife Photographer to Give Public Talk at The Hive

Influential wildlife photographer David Plummer will be talking about his passion for photography, his love of the natural world, and his battle with Parkinson’s Disease in a public lecture organised by the University of Worcester at The Hive.

David’s career has taken him around the world in a ceaseless quest to capture the majesty of the natural world on film, and despite being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2009 at only 40 years old, David has continued to traverse the globe in search of the next captivating image.

“Wildlife photography is my passion in life,” David said, “and although I have been slowed down a bit in my work since I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, I am determined to keep going.”

“When I see a beautiful king fisher I don’t think about disability or Parkinson’s, I’m just completely focussed on that. When I wake up in the morning I have to pinch myself to think that this is actually what I do for a living,” he added.

David’s talk, entitled The Road to Seven Years, is presented by the Green Voices Research Group at the University of Worcester and takes place on Wednesday April 18th at 7pm.

Having enjoyed great success with his book, Seven Years of Camera Shake, David will discuss both his commitment to his art and to conservation of the natural world, as well as talking about his desire to raise awareness about Parkinson’s Disease, and what it is like to live and work with this degenerative condition.

The talk will include the opportunity to ask questions and benefit from David’s wealth of experience. Places are free and all are welcome, but booking is essential. To find out more, please visit the What’s On pages of The Hive website www.thehiveworcester.org/whats-on.

The Green Voices Research Group at the University of Worcester provides a focus for the study of ‘green culture’, and a forum for the discussion of broader ‘green’/ecological issues. The group seeks to develop links with different disciplines across the University, as well as engaging with the local community through a programme of public events.

For further information about the work of the Green Voices Research Group, please contact the group’s Leader, Dr John Parham j.parham@worc.ac.uk.