CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013 Exhibition

February 19, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events | 0 Comments |
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The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) has announced a powerful and thought-provoking exhibition of outstanding environmental, social and natural photographs by international photographers and filmmakers. Honouring amateurs and professionals of all ages, it provides 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. The exhibition will be on show at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR, from 10 April - 3 May 2013.

CIWEM Press Release

CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013 Exhibition at: Royal Geographical Society, London

10 April – 3 May 2013

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) is delighted to present a powerful and thought provoking exhibition of outstanding environmental, social and natural photographs by international photographers and filmmakers.

CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013 is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and video. Honouring amateurs and professionals of all ages, it provides 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. This year sees a major new partnership with Atkins, one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies who are supporting the competition.

The 3,000 entries were judged on impact, composition, originality and technical ability by the 2013 selectors; Nick Reeves OBE, Executive Director of CIWEM; Nick Roberts, Atkins Strategy Director; Dr David Haley HonFCIWEM, Senior Research Fellow at MIRIAD Manchester Metropolitan University & Visiting Professor at Zhongyuan University of Technology; and award winning documentary photographer, Adam Hinton. Selected works examine issues such as innovation, sustainable development, biodiversity, poverty, climate change, human rights, culture, natural disasters and population growth.

‘These photographs and videos are some of the most powerful images anyone will ever see. They tell a breathtaking 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.’ CIWEM Executive Director, Nick Reeves OBE

‘The final selection makes a very strong show with powerful rhythms in the groupings of images. And what emerges from those selected and the many excellent photographs that were not, is the despair, the joy and the passion of such a diverse understanding of our relationship to environment.’ Dr David Haley HonFCIWEM

‘Environmental Photographer of the Year has quickly established itself as an outstanding exposition of imagery that captures the complexity and humanity that underpins some of society’s most pressing challenges. Atkins is delighted to be involved in this competition, and we are excited by the stunning quality and breadth of the images from around the world in this years exhibition.’ Nick Roberts, Atkins Strategy Director

The works will be displayed at the Royal Geographical Society, London from 10 April – 3 May 2013, touring to Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Forestry Commission England, in Cumbria from 25 May – 1 September 2013, culminating at CIWEM’s new headquarters, conference and members’ facility in Farringdon, London in Autumn 2013.

The Prizes will be announced at a private awards ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society on 9 April 2013. The Prizes are: the Environmental Photographer of the Year Award of £5000, the Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (under 18) Award of £1,000 and the Environmental Video of the Year Award of £1,000 judged and sponsored by Robert Harding World Imagery.

EXHIBITION INFORMATION
Venue: Royal Geographical Society
Dates: 10 April – 3 May 2013
Address: 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR (main entrance on Exhibition Road)
Opening times: 10.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Saturday
Admission: Free
Nearest tube: South Kensington
Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 3000
Web: http://www.rgs.org / www.epoty.org
Twitter: @EPOTYcomp



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