“In books lies the soul of the whole Past Time: the articulate audible voice of the Past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream.”
Edward Stokes’ leading books are in the jacket bars above, given from the top left in reverse chronological order. Through the years, since 1993 in Hong Kong and before then in Australia, his photo-led stories have explored nature and history. Today, Ed Stokes is the Publisher for The Photographic Heritage Foundation.
Edward’s early Australian and Hong Kong books linked his nature and landscape photos with historical narratives. His present books, originated for The Photographic Heritage Foundation, connect historical photos of Hong Kong and Asia with their times – thus bringing back to life the work of earlier photographers.
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Some smaller books are shown at the bottom of this page.
Beneath that are Ed Stokes’ extended journal photo stories for AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC.
Other smaller books by Edward Stokes are shown below
Sponsor: Friends of the Country Parks, Hong Kong
From 1998 to 2008 Ed Stokes photographed and wrote some smaller format, 100-page softbacks about parts of the Hong Kong Country Parks. This book on the Sai Kung parks, the largest and most beautiful in Hong Kong, was one of the series.
Sponsor: Dr Helmut Sohmen
The Wilson Trail, named after the hiker and Hong Kong Governor, Sir David Wilson, runs for almost 80 kilometres across the territory. Wilson Trail, a detailed and practical hiking guidebook, traces the entire trail – with photos, texts, and local interest notes.
Sponsor: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
Garden In The Sky portrays Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden – a landscape, ecological, conservation and educational site in the New Territories. The book’s photos, taken over a year, present “the Farm’s” natural beauty and its seasonal changes.
Sponsor: Hong Kong Tourist Association
Hong Kong’s first detailed hiking guide, Exploring Hong Kong’s Countryside, takes readers into every part of the territory’s superb natural setting. With its evocative photos and historical, ecological, and hiking notes, the book aimed to encourage local and tourist hiking.
Publisher: Ashton Scholastic, Sydney
The Photography Book is a fun book for children to learn how to take photos. It was based on Ed Stokes’ years teaching in primary schools, and his later becoming an Australian award-winning photographer.
AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC feature articles
Launch issue, 1986
Copyright: Australian Geographic