Side step: visit the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition

5 Aug

mongolian girl

Summer’s here, school’s out and day-dreaming about travelling has started. But for those of us who aren’t jetting off to exotic lands, the annual Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition is the next best thing to a long-haul trip.

It’s never as satisfying being an armchair traveller, but the hypnotic photographs on display  at this outdoor exhibition have the power to temporarily transport you out of London.

Amateur and professional photographers have journeyed around the world to capture that perfect shot, and the winning images are now on display for the public to be inspired and enlightened by.

masai boys

The categories photographers could enter ranged from wildlife and the natural world, to vanishing and emerging cultures, to the wider-known rituals and celebrations.

Some personal favourites that caught my eye were the images of Masai boys climbing to the top of a boulder, fishermen “stilt fishing” in Sri Lanka, which causes the death of some of these men, and the more light-hearted shots of the Burning Man festivities.

Head down to the newly-opened exhibition and see for yourself the awe-striking talent of these photographers.

natives by tree

The details:

Location: 1 Kensington Gore, Royal Geographical Society, South Kensington tube.

Opening times: Mon-Thurs, 10am-5pm,  Fri-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5-pm.

Special evening views on 13th-15th August.

Closed bank holidays.

Free admission.

Here until 18th August.

stilt fishing



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