Exhibition preview: CIWEM's Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013, Royal Geographical Society, London, April 10 – May 3 2013
Taken from 3,000 entries judged on impact, originality and technical ability, this collaboration between the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and engineering firm Atkins is a showcase of environmental photographers with a top prize of £5,000.
© GMB Akash
Its judges include Dr David Hayley, a Senior Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Adam Hinton, an award-winning documentary photographer.
“The final selection makes a very strong show,” says Hayley, noting the “powerful rhythms” of the groupings.
“What emerges from those selected, and the many excellent photographs that were not, is the despair, the joy and the passion of such a diverse understanding of our relationship to the environment.”
“They tell a breathtaking and compelling range of stories on the environment and on the condition in which we live,” adds Nick Reeves, of the Institution.
“Shock and awe, beauty and despair – it's all there
“These photographs and videos are some of the most powerful images anyone will ever see.”
- Open 10am-5pm (closed Sunday). Admission free. Continues to Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Cumbria from May 25 – September 1. Follow the Institution on Twitter @CIWEM.
© Alamsyah Rauf
© Igor F Petkovic
© Steve Morgan
© Kai Löeffelbein/Laif
© Zoltán Balogh