Earth Photo showcases the very best in geographical and environmental visual media and how it can better connect us with the world by telling stories and encouraging discussion about our planet, its inhabitants and our treatment of both.
2020 competition winners
The winner of the 2020 Earth Photo competition is Jonk for his stunning series Coffee Shop, Abkhazia region of Georgia; Hotel, Portugal; Swimming Pool, Italy and Theater, Abkhazia region of Georgia, which depict abandoned spaces reclaimed by nature. The group of images also won the competition’s Place category. Visit his website for more information.
Jonk is a freelance self-taught photographer whose work focusses on humans and their relationship with nature. His images are taken to raise awareness of the ecological crisis facing humanity. Fascinated by abandoned places reclaimed by nature, in 2018 he published Naturalia: A Chronicle of Contemporary Ruins which asks the fundamental question: What is the place of humans on Earth and their relationship with nature?
Far from being pessimistic, and at a time when human domination of nature has never been so extreme, these images aim to awaken our ecological consciousness. Nature is stronger, so whatever happens to humans, nature will always be there.