Life through the wildlife lens for Briggensian dinner

Wild life photographer David Jones-to speak at next months Briggensians dinner.
Wild life photographer David Jones-to speak at next months Briggensians dinner.

Wildlife photographer David Jones is to be the guest speaker at the Annual Dinner of the Briggensian Association next month.

David Jones was a young member of staff at Brigg Grammar School in the 1960s but has since become a much published photographer and popular speaker.

Apart from his own books, Faces of Kenya and Shepherds of the Desert, many thousands of his images have been used worldwide in books, magazines, calendars and newspapers. He has published thousands of calendars using his own images and has sold three million postcards.

David started his professional life teaching Physics and living in the Grammar School Boarding House.

He was a keen mountaineer, leading school groups on trips in the Lake District. He took up photography to record the beauty of the mountains, and met his Italian wife Carla on an alpine holiday.

But his real expertise is Africa.

Given the chance to go out to Kenya for two years to teach on a Government aid project, both David and Carla fell in love with the country and stayed for 15 years.

In that time photography become more and more important and eventually David decided to switch professions and become a full time photographer.

He set up his business, Images of Africa Photobank, selling images for publication worldwide.

In 1991, he became a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society – a distinction awarded for his African wildlife photography – and an Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photographers.

The dinner takes place on Saturday March 16 at Elsham Golf Club and details are available from Briggensians.net or on 01652 656551.

Wild life photographer and former Brigg Grammar School teacher David Jones who is to be the guest speaker at the Briggensians dinner next month.