Image by Rosamund Macfarlane, Earth Photo shorlist
The inaugural Earth Photo exhibition opens today in our Pavilion at Lowther Lodge. Developed in partnership with the Forestry Commission England, and supported by Cox & Kings and Stanfords, Earth Photo aims to enable a better understanding of the world around us. This year’s exhibition focuses on four key themes: people, nature, place and change.
The 50 images and four films were selected from over 1,280 submissions from 19 different countries including Iceland, Mexico, Myanmar and Uganda, and reflect a diverse range of places, people and landscapes.
The content was judged by a dynamic and prestigious panel from the fields of geography, ecology, photography and film including photographer Marissa Roth who said:
“It was a sincere pleasure being a selector for the inaugural Earth Photo competition, as the submissions as a whole were very strong in terms of artistic merit, technical ability and topical relevance. I congratulate all of the photographers for entering their inspired work and thank them for supporting this important photographic competition.”
Prizes for category winners will be awarded at a private ceremony at the Society in September 2018. Categories include: People; Nature; Place; and Change; the Next Generation Award; and the Short Film Award.
The exhibition will run from Monday 23 July to Friday 21 September 2018. 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 Commission England venues nationwide including Bedgebury Pinetum in Kent, the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and Grizedale Forest in Cumbria.
Plan your visit today to see the shortlisted photographs and films.
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