Summer in South Georgia published!
Photographer and writer Jamie Grant’s new book on his journey to the Antarctic isle of South Georgia has been launched by Watermill Books in Aberfeldy. Mixing images with travel writing, ‘Summer in South Georgia’ is a unique tale of wildlife, conservation and true wilderness at the ends of world.
Jamie braved the high seas to take up the post of Artist in Resident on South Georgia for the South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT) between November 2015 and January 2016. He lived in the old whalers town of Gritviken and joined multi-day expeditions to remote peninsulas with BAS staff from their base at King Edward Point.
“Nothing could have prepared me for the wonders of the Antarctic region” commented Jamie Grant. “I feel incredibly privileged not only to have travelled so far South but to get the chance to photograph so many remote locations that most visitors can’t reach.”
Summer in South Georgia, Jamie Grant’s second book with Watermill Books, has been nominated for the Boardman Tasker prize for mountain literature. Jamie is the winner of this year’s Mairi Hedderwick Travel Bursary for his travel writing.
“We are thrilled to be publishing Jamie Grant’s work from South Georgia following the success of Winter in Glen Lyon in 2014.” commented the owner of Watermill Books Kevin Ramage. “He has captured in words and pictures the magic of an austral summer in one of the earth’s last true wildernesses.”