Line Up Milky Over Stonehenge, 2018 © Sebastian Voltmer, Earth Photo 2019 entrant
A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and four films that document the Earth in all its diversity, have been selected for the Society’s Earth Photo exhibition which opens on 6 July. Developed in partnership with Forestry England, this year’s competition explores the themes of people, place, nature and the new category of changing forests.
2019’s shortlist is made up of artwork that asks questions - often uncomfortable ones - which encourage the viewer to engage with the subject matter and stories behind it. Visitors to the exhibition will find themselves simultaneously enchanted by places so beautiful they appear unearthly, and haunted by landscapes devastated by natural disasters or human misuse and abuse.
The shortlist was selected by a distinguished panel with expertise in the fields of photography, film, geography and the environment. Chaired by award-winning photographer Marissa Roth, the panel included Enzo Barracco, photographer; Vivien Godfrey, Chairman and CEO of Stanfords; Vron Harris, artist; Magdalena Herrera, Director of Photography at Geo France; Karen Noble, Collections and Exhibitions Coordinator at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; Simon Norfolk, photographer; Paul Presley, Editor of Geographical; Michael Pritchard, Director of Education and Public Affairs at the Royal Photographic Society; and James Whitlow Delano, photographer.
Winners will be presented with their prizes at an awards ceremony at the Society on 26 June. Do have a look through a selection of the shortlisted images below.
Earth Photo will run from 6 July to 22 August. Opening times are Monday through to Friday from 10.00am-5.00pm, plus Saturdays from 10.00am-4.00pm. The exhibition will be closed on Sundays and bank holidays.
In addition to the exhibition in the Society’s Pavilion, Earth Photo will also tour to Forestry England venues in Grizedale Forest (Cumbria), Moors Valley (Dorset) and Fineshade Wood (Northamptonshire).
Visit the Earth Photo website to find out more.
Non-Biodegradeable, 2019 © Aennor Bleu, Earth Photo 2019 entrant
Inside the Chum, 2018 © Sue Flood, Earth Photo 2019 entrant
Forest Depths, 2018 © David Rippin, Earth Photo 2019 entrant
South America - Iquitos Floating Village, 2019 © Elizabeth Streeter, Earth Photo 2019 entrant
Shark Bay, Study 5, 2017 © Yi Sun, Earth Photo 2019 entrant
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