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Now one of the fastest growing photographic competitions in the world, Environmental Photographer of the Year showcases the work of international photographers in response to environmental and social issues. Over 80 extraordinary Photographic and Video works have been selected for this years exhibition.

On tour for the very first time the exhibition will be shown against the wonderful backdrop of Grizedale Forest and aims to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality.


Hayley Skipper, Curator of Arts Development for the Forestry Commission, said:

“It is fantastic for us to have this amazing exhibition visiting Grizedale Forest this summer."

The exhibition brings together some of the most mind-blowing images from all the far corners of the planet and I’m confident the exhibition will be wildly popular with visitors to Grizedale Forest.”


Top; Environmental migrants: the last illusion, Ulaan Baator, Mongolia #06, 2011, Left; ‘Gone with the Dust #02’, Michele Palazzi, Right; Risky Ride, Khalid Rayhan Shawon

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.

Nick Reeves OBE, Executive Director of CIWEM, said:

 “These photographs and videos are some of the most powerful images anyone will ever see. They tell a breath-taking and compelling range of stories on the environment and on the condition in which we live. Shock and awe, beauty and despair - it's all there.”


Visitor Information

25th May - 1st September, Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre

10am - 5pm, Mon - Sunday

The exhibition is displayed in the galleries which are located next to Cafe in the Forest

Entry is Free, Parking charges apply