Leaf No. 11 © Edward Bateman, Earth Photo 2018 Nature category winner
The current issue of popular photography magazine Photography News features an interview with award-winning photographer and Earth Photo panel chair Marissa Roth, along with our Director, Professor Joe Smith. In the interview they discuss the history of the competition, the judging process and the importance of photography competitions. With the deadline for the competition now just a week away, have a read and see what tips they had to share.
Now in its second year, Earth Photo 2019, which has been developed in partnership with Forestry England, focuses on photographs and films which explore the themes of people, place, nature and changing forests. As Joe points out in the interview, “The aim of the competition and exhibition is to capture a sense of our ever-changing world. The breadth of the categories allows for exploration from the micro to macro level. We’re particularly interested in bodies of work, so it differs from other photography competitions as we’re not preoccupied with one stand-out image, but rather photographs and films that enable a better understanding of the world around us.”
Marissa added that “[the categories] encompass how humans exist, impact, interact and react to living on earth, affording the submissions a broad range of subject matter from geography to the environment.”
Earth Photo is open to national and international photographers of all levels, experience and ages, and entrants can submit up to 10 photographs or films for one or a mix of the categories. Shortlisted images will be displayed in our Pavilion between 6 July and 22 August. Three further exhibitions will take place at Forestry England sites later this year.
The deadline for entries is 5.00pm on 6 May. So what are you waiting for? Submit your entries now.
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