Blood, Sweat and Photographic Tears is the title of internationally acclaimed African wildlife photographer Greg du Toit’s keynote presentation. Refreshing, superbly humorous and highly visual, the guest speaker details an incredibly dangerous pursuit, that not only inspires, motivates and WOW’s audiences the world over, but that also lead to a sell out National Geographic exhibition in London.
Both the story and the accompanying visuals leave audiences stunned and invigorated as they come to terms with this world-class photographer’s passion for wildlife – a passion that extends way beyond the realms of what would be classified as normal or safe. His story of perseverance motivates and inspires both corporate companies and individuals alike to achieve the impossible through resourcefulness, passion, dogged determination, appreciation and above all else, patience.
This highly original presentation includes a literal feast of unbelievable wildlife imagery as the photographer shares his extensive knowledge of one of Africa’s wildest regions, deep within the heart of Kenya’s Maasailand. Audiences are offered insight into the patience, passion, commitment and dedication that it takes for a wildlife photographer in the 21st century to capture truly unique imagery. The personable style of the presentation as well as the infectious story itself, motivates audiences on a deeply personal level and there is also time afterwards for questions and answers. We invite you to come partake in another man’s ‘against all odds’ quest to accomplish the impossible and to find out how images that Greg captured in a remote corner of Africa, lead to a sellout solo exhibition with the National Geographic Society in London and to a cover story for the Africa Geographic Magazine.
To make your evening or event extra special, Greg offers an exclusive book signing of his coffee table book titled AWE at each talk. An exhibit or charity auction can also be arranged.
Blood, Sweat and Photographic Tears has received exposure the world over with Greg having delivered this presentation as far afield as northern Finland. The BBC Worldwide Service, Radio 702 and both local and international newspapers have interviewed Greg about his story. He has also appeared on live CNBC television in New York. He was added as an official YPO international speaking resource in 2015.
Greg du Toit is an 11th generation African and a professional wildlife photographer who stands out from the crowd. Not only is his work easily recognized by the tangible mood, primitive energy and vibrant colours that it conveys, but his dynamic collections represent scenes captured in the camera, as opposed to being digitally manipulated on a computer afterwards. His work has hung in the London and Sydney Natural History Museums and his fine art collections have travelled the globe with exhibits having been hosted in New York, Singapore and London. His work is widely published in magazines including Africa Geographic and the BBC Wildlife Magazine and he regularly clinches awards in the most prestigious photographic competitions in the world and was named the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013. You can see a selection of his published work here…