Geoff Steven addresses the UNESCO World Heritage partners meeting in Bonn.
Press Release; Bonn, Germany
Seabourn, the ultra-luxury small ship cruise line, has announced a partnership with Geoff Steven, Director of Our Place World Heritage. Through this partnership, which was announced in Bonn, Germany, at the 39th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, Steven will capture images of less photographed World Heritage Sites at destinations where Seabourn ships visit.
Geoff will also share his rare perspective, knowledge, and experience documenting the many World Heritage Sites around the globe as a guest lecturer in the line's onboard enrichment program. He will also offer photography tips and coaching as guests visit these impressive sites and write an on-line GPS tracked blog (link below).
"Our partnership with Geoff and Our Place is a perfect fit. Seabourn visits an extensive array of ports that are home to hundreds of World Heritage Sites, and there is no one better to capture imagery of these historic destinations than Our Place," said John Delaney, Seabourn's Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales. "With his talent through the lens and expertise and knowledge on the subject, Geoff will offer a unique perspective on the significance of these destinations, what they mean for the world, and why they must be protected."
"The sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list are some of the planet's most significant locations. They are also some of the most photogenic places that one could ever wish to visit," said Steven. "Our Place is excited about the unique opportunity that Seabourn is giving us to travel to these special places and to use our photographs to spread the message about World Heritage to their guests and the wider public.
UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Director, Mr Kishore Rao said, "We are pleased to see that two valuable partners of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre are now working together towards strengthening the visibility and the conservation of World Heritage sites," "This is exactly the type of public involvement we need to raise the profiles of the cultural and natural sites inscribed on the World Heritage List and to guarantee the conservation of the world's heritage," added Mr. Rao.
Geoff’s first Photo Blog from his recent voyage through the Norwegian Fiords to Nordkapp and then around the Baltic can be seen at http://my.yb.tl/seaunesco