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Escape everything with Lonely Planet photography exhibition at Boxpark

PUBLISHED: 08:00 11 November 2016

Elephant walking on forest trail, Malawi. Picture: Jonathan Gregson/Lonely Planet

Elephant walking on forest trail, Malawi. Picture: Jonathan Gregson/Lonely Planet

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Taken from bestseller The Travel Book, the photographs range from snow capped mountains in New Zealand to a yak train in Nepal.

Geirangerfjord and Seven Sisters waterfall, Norway. Picture: Justin Foulkes/Lonely PlanetGeirangerfjord and Seven Sisters waterfall, Norway. Picture: Justin Foulkes/Lonely Planet

The Lonely Planet has been travelling to weird and wonderful places across the globe since it started as a stapled together booklet in Maureen and Tony Wheeler’s living room in the 70s.

Now it has been to every country in the world to provide explorers with all the know how on getting the most out of their trips.

Its latest destination is Boxpark in Shoreditch, where a pop up exhibition of photographs are on display until November 20.

Taken from bestseller The Travel Book, the photographs range from snow capped mountains in New Zealand to a yak train in Nepal. This pop up celebrates the release of a new edition of the guide.

Stilt fishermen, fishing from poles in the water, Sri Lanka. Picture: Matt Munro/Lonely PlanetStilt fishermen, fishing from poles in the water, Sri Lanka. Picture: Matt Munro/Lonely Planet

“Photos are paramount to capturing and sharing the spirit of a place and its people,” says the book, “and images in this book have been chosen to weave stories of their own.

“Cliched icons and picture-postcard views have been avoided in favour of photos that tell of life in its myriad forms – at work, at play, at worship, laughing, singing, relaxing, dancing or just surviving.”

As well as browsing the exhibition, there is a series of sessions including a drop in on November 13 with photographer Matt Munro, who has on display images from his time in Australia, Peru, Portugal and Sri Lanka (pictured) to name but a few.

Kia Abdullah and Peter Watson of travel blog Atlas and Boots will also be on hand on November 12.

Lonely Planet Kids are taking over on November 19 and 20 with a workshop by Poet in Residence, Kirsty Pelling.

The exhibition runs at Boxpark until November 20, entry free. boxpark.co.uk

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