I love photography, especially when it covers parts of the world I’ve never seen. It’s something I’ve always been drawn to and relish the opportunity to see any quality exhibition where a wide range of creative talent is on show. So when I saw that the Travel Photographer of the Year was on show in South Kensington West London, and I wanted to introduce you to it and share my impression.
The exhibition has been running for 10 years after being founded by professional photographer Chris Coe and his wife and business partner Karen. They have been heavily involved in the expansion of the competition, which is now in association with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), and will be touring in different countries in the future. The free exhibition is on until Sunday 17 August. Or you could purchase a £6 ticket to the Enchanted Evening on Friday 15 August which is a more private late night viewing, with a complimentary drink.
The photographs are mostly displayed on two outdoor levels, with plenty of space to view each category. As the images are so striking and evocative, you will walk past people highlighting why a particular photograph resonates most with them. There are even quirky signposts at different points, including a mix of nearby and far-away places, as well as fictional worlds like Mordor and Narnia.
There are various categories that encompass entries from nearly 100 countries from both amateur and professional photographers. These include Young Photographer of the Year (which covers two different age groups) and Portfolio and Best Single Image awards in categories such as Monochromal, Wild and Vibrant and One Moment.
The Cutty Sark Award for Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 went to Timothy Allen from the UK, who had portfolios shortlisted in four different categories. Below are some other images that really captured my attention. These photographs and many of the others in the exhibition are available to buy from their store.
Some spectacular photographs here. Thanks for putting out these pictures, for those of us too far away to visit South Kensington any time soon.
Thanks 🙂 These are just my favourites but you can see some other awesome ones on the links.
Very beautiful, amazing pictures! 🙂
The one of the lions still lingers for me. Could you choose a favourite?
My favorite is the image by Robbie Shone. It is unique in its own way.
That it is 🙂
wow, those are great pictures!, thanks for showing them to us! cheers!
Thanks so much 🙂
Wow, some very powerful photography there. Thanks for sharing, Alex.
My favourite (aside from the protective instinct one) is the one of the suspended animation of the raindrops falling on the woman’s head. It captured a very cool, low-key mood.
It is very well taken. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
The lion shot is exceptional.
It’s the best animal photograph I’ve seen for some time.
Thanks Abbi. The exhibition really was a great mix of shots, especially in black and white.
Was such a fun evening! Love the cute lion photo 🙂
There really was a great selection. I really liked the pictures you took too 🙂
I love the bear photo most of all, but all the photos are so striking! Great post!
It really was superbly taken. Thanks 🙂 Photography really is a big part of this blog.
All images are very beautiful. Each has its charm! Each has its touching story!
Thank you so much, Alex, for sharing with us.
Have a lovely evening and a new exceptional week! 🙂
Those were my favourites, but the standard was so high! So many great shots 🙂
Now are our favorites! 🙂
They are really beautiful! All! 🙂
Lots of wows! Thanks for the info here…
So glad you liked it so much. The lions one is my favourite, but choosing a second place would be tricky…
They are all rather wonderful…. everything equal second!
All winners really 🙂
Some really amazing shots. My favourite has to be the bear! It made me smile 🙂
Does it remind you of the elephant? 🙂 https://alexraphael.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/gr8at-cute-animal-photos/
Ah, where is the LOVE button here.
Those protective instincts, too precious.
Indeed. Thanks for stopping by 😊
it was good to visit again Alex.
Take care. K