Nov 7 2012 by Our Correspondent, Birkenhead News
A POLAR voyager and acclaimed photographer visited Birkenhead to share stories of his adventure to the North Pole.
Brian Anderson visited The Lauries Centre to talk about his expedition which took place last year on board ‘50 Years of Victory’ the world’s largest and most powerful icebreaker, breaking its way through ice of up to 4.5 metres thick.
During his talk Brian shared his stunning photographs of the wildlife and the icy environments he was surrounded by whilst on board, where he worked as ship’s photographer and lecturer.
Brian said: “I trained as an architect and then worked in the private and public sector across Merseyside but I wanted to try something different. I’ve been to the Antarctic a few times and enjoy giving these talks. I also visit Merseyside schools as I think it’s important to get across to children the issue of climate change and its effect on wildlife. It’s easy to do that through my images of the penguins and polar bears because it’s something they can relate to.”
Also at the talk was the deputy Mayor and deputy Mayoress and proceeds from the event supported the Wirral Mayor’s Charity Fund. You can view images from the talk and Brian’s other work at www.andersonimages.co.uk.