World-class travel images come to London for the summer, when the Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) exhibition opened Friday, July 22, at 10 Stockwell Street, the award-winning building at the University of Greenwich, within the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Open seven days a week, this magnificent, free-to-view exhibition runs from July 22nd to September 4th. At its previous London ‘home’ the TPOTY summer exhibition received over 50,000 visitors in 2015 alone, and the move to Greenwich adds a major new attraction to an already hugely popular area of the city.
The photographs on display are the latest winning shots from the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY), one of the world’s leading photography competitions. Photographers from 114 countries entered TPOTY, and the winning images give a beautiful, fascinating, entertaining and, at times, moving, depiction of life, cultures, wildlife and landscape all over the planet.
From atmospheric pictures of Louisiana wetlands, quirky portraits of pelicans off the coast of Namibia, delicate, close-up semi-abstracts of dew-covered spiders’ webs and a charming shot of a rather quizzical meerkat to insightful images of the Basotho people in Lesotho, the Kazakh wedding season in Mongolia and street life in China, the exhibited photographs cover a wide range of styles and subjects, all captured by immensely talented photographers, young and old, from around the world. The exhibition will provide the ideal source of inspiration for potential entrants for the 2016 TPOTY awards, which are open for entry at tpoty.com.
Housing the University’s departments of Architecture, Landscape and Arts, the Stockwell Street building won the RIBA National and RIBA London Awards in 2015. The exhibition space is flooded with natural light so will display the photographs to their best advantage, in a calm, relaxed atmosphere that’s ideal for visitors of all ages.
The combination of the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition and the world-famous attractions all just a short walk away – including the iconic sailing ship Cutty Sark, the historic town centre, the Royal Park, the superb National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House Art Gallery and the famous Greenwich Market – means that exhibition visitors will be able to enjoy a fantastic day out.
Visitors can take home the winning images in the form of the latest TPOTY book, Journey Eight, which will go on sale at the exhibition. They will also be able to buy postcards and greetings cards featuring a selection of the winning images. And they can even vote for their own favourite image, with the chance to win a trip to photograph the Northern Lights with Hurtigruten, a Halcon Traveller jacket from Páramo or leather goods from StaaG.
This stunning exhibition is free to visit, and open daily from Friday 22nd July to Sunday 4th September.
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