Winner of National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2016 announced
LONDON (13 February 2016) — National Geographic Traveller (UK) announced the winners of its Photography Competition 2016, in partnership with CEWE PHOTOBOOK, today at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show.
The winning shots will appear in an exhibition dedicated to the finalists of the competition at London’s theprintspace from 3-15 March. The shortlisted images are also available to buy through theprintspace’s dedicated online sales platform, thehub. Order here: https://art.tt/y8p
The grand-prize winner is Jeremy Flint, with his image of a leg-rowing fisherman on Inle Lake in Myanmar. Jeremy said, “Seen through a cone-shaped fishing net, I wanted to capture a unique view of the fisherman at work. The image shows the incredible paddling skill and amazing sense of balance the fishermen develop at a very young age. The conical nets are submerged in the water and the fish that are caught are speared through the hole at the top.”
Judge and Swhype Media co-founder, Andy Greenhouse, said of the grand-prize winner’s image, “Jeremy’s picture has symmetry and focus, and resonates with the viewer because the depth of field and sense of peripheral vision is strikingly similar to the human eye. He ‘tells the story’ of a Burmese fisherman in an almost choreographed moment — pairing the beauty of nature with our direct connection to it.”
Grand-prize winner: Jeremy Flint, a leg-rowing fisherman on Inle Lake, Myanmar
Photography: David Godfrey, puffin in flight over Wales’ Skomer Island
Portfolio: Alan O’Riordan, the people of Cuba
Mobile: Megan Lee, zebras in an English nature reserve
Video: Martin Kelly, Iceland
The winning shots, along with the shortlist, will appear at an exhibition at theprintspace, which brings together the 18 most accomplished images submitted in this year’s competition. The exhibition will be on public display from 3-15 March 2016 (Monday to Friday, 10.00-19.00).
National Geographic Traveller (UK) launched its annual photo competition in August 2011. UK photographers submitted their entries in one of seven categories: action, nature, people, urban, mobile, video and portfolio. This year’s competition aimed to find more of the best talent. Winners will be sent on a photographic commission to destinations including Tanzania, Vietnam, Abu Dhabi, Italy and Iceland.
To view the winners, visit: natgeotraveller.co.uk/competition/photography-competition-2016
The winning photos can also be seen in a free photography supplement with the April 2016 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK), on sale 3 March 2016, priced £3.95.
The independent judging panel consisted of Alastair Jolly, European manager for SmugMug; Steve Davey, freelance travel photographer/writer; Carol Enquist, senior photo editor, National Geographic Traveler (US); and Swhype Media co-founder Andy Greenhouse. Chris Hudson, National Geographic Traveller (UK)’s art editor, decided the shortlist and had the final decision on the winner.
National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media, from the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. It became the 15th local-language edition when it was launched in December 2010. The magazine is also available in China, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Israel, Poland, Latin America, Armenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Indonesia, Romania and South Africa. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives. natgeotraveller.co.uk
National Geographic Traveler (USA) is the world’s most widely read travel magazine, created in 1984. It championed sustainable travel before it was cool and, eight times annually, celebrates journeys that are about place, experience, culture, authenticity, living like the locals and great photography. It makes a distinction between tourism and travel and stresses inquisitive, not acquisitive, trips. It employs storytelling and outstanding photography to inspire readers to pick up and go, eschewing fashion and fluff in favour of articles that offer a strong sense of place, inspiring narratives that make readers take trips, and solid service information to help them plan those trips.
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