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Travel Photographer of the Year

Travel Photographer of the Year

The latest award-winning images in the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition document the magnificence, beauty and poignancy of this planet and its inhabitants.

  • Friday 24 July - Saturday 5 September
  • 10am - 5pm Sunday to Thursday, 10am -7pm Friday and Saturday
  • Free entry
  • Enchanted Evenings (dates below) are ticketed, charged-for events, with tickets available from www.tpoty.com and via the gallery shop during the exhibition period.

Travel Photographer of the Year returns to the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) showcasing an exhilarating display of this year's winning shots.

This year’s event features the entries that took top honours in the 2014 awards, in which amateur and professional photographers from over 100 countries competed. The exhibition stretches from the Society’s glass-sided Pavilion, out into the terrace and down into the garden.

The overall winner of the 2014 TPOTY awards, British photographer Philip Lee Harvey, also has a private showcase of his work in the exhibition, bringing a further range of superb, contemporary travel images for visitors to enjoy.

The exhibition also features the winning short films from the 2014 TPOTY awards, led by Rufus Blackwell’s timelapse video that compresses Kumbh Mela – the largest gathering of people in the world – into just two minutes, with 80,000 individual images combined to exhilarating effect.  

Visitors can take home a piece of the exhibition in the form of postcards or greetings cards, or in Journey Seven, the latest book from Travel Photographer of the Year, which goes on sale for the first time in the gallery shop. There is also a ‘pop-up’ café in the garden, allowing visitors to enjoy drinks and snacks surrounded by glorious images in a historic location just a few hundred yards from London’s museum quarter on Exhibition Road.

Travel Photographer of the Year will also be staging a number of ‘Enchanted Evenings’ at the gallery. A new and very popular innovation introduced at last year’s Royal Geographical Society exhibition, these are ticketed events, costing £8 to include a glass of wine, or £15 to also include a copy of Journey Seven. 'Enchanted Evening' dates can be found – and tickets booked - on www.tpoty.com. It is not necessary to book tickets for day visits to the exhibition.


Enchanted Evenings

  • Thursday 6 August 2015
  • Wednesday 19 August 2015
  • Wednesday 26 August 2015
  • Tuesday 1 September 2015
  • Wednesday 2 September 2015
  • Thursday 3 September 2015

Enchanted Evenings provide a unique opportunity to view the exhibition. Travel Photographer of the Year judges will be there to talk to you about the images, as you relax and enjoy the exhibition with a drink. Bring your friends and make an evening of it! 

Spaces are limited and admission is by ticket only.

These evenings run from 6.00pm-9.00pm, and are always very popular. Last year they were all sold out so book early to ensure you get your preferred date.

There are two ticket types:

  • Standard Ticket, £8 per person: includes a glass of wine or a beer or a soft drink.
  • Sparkling Ticket, £15 per person: includes a glass of Prosecco, gin and tonic or Pimms or soft drink, plus a copy of Journey Seven, the new book from Travel Photographer of the Year.

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About Travel Photographer of the Year and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

In 2011 Travel Photographer of the Year and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) entered into a collaborative partnership which sees the Society host major annual exhibitions of travel imagery, supported by photography workshops and lectures.

These exhibitions have consistently broken attendance records for exhibitions at the Society. In 2013, the exhibition at the welcomed over 48,000 visitors in just 38 days, with 11,000 people visiting over the final weekend alone.

For more information on the awards please visit the Travel Photographer of the Year website

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