25 May - 1 September 2013
Having received wide acclaim at the Royal Geographical Society in London, the Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013 Exhibition tours for the first time to Grizedale Forest in the heart of Cumbria’s Lake District.
The annual competition has become an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and video, honouring amateurs and professionals of all ages. Since its inception in 2007, the awards, organised by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), has used the power of stunning imagery to highlight the plight of the land and people to global audiences.
The exhibition features over 100 astonishing images by international photographers who narrate a poignant story about the fragility of our planet, the pressures on land and resources and the people who are pushed ever closer to the margins by the persistent drive of globalization. Compiled from the very best of 3,000 plus entries, the exhibition of shortlisted images and films provide an opportunity for photographers to share images of environmental and social issues with international audiences, and to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality.