Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013

The Environmental Photographer of the Year covers a broad church of environmental and social issues and is represented by professional and amateurs of all ages.

Michele Plazzi, Gone with the Dust
Michele Plazzi, Gone with the Dust

This year’s overall winner is Italian photographer Michael Palazzi who has scooped £5000 for his image Gone With the Dust #02, which captures siblings apparently dressed as super heroes, during a sandstorm somewhere in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia.

Eleanor Bennette, Car Damaged
Eleanor Bennette, Car Damaged

The Young Photographer of the Year Award has gone to 17-year-old Eleanor Bennett from Stockport, who claims £1000 for two works selected for the exhibition, Travelling Through and Car Damage.

Eleanor Benette, Travelling Through
Eleanor Benette, Travelling Through

Meanwhile the Environmental Video of the Year award goes to Jonathan Goldberg, who claims £1000 for Shaking The Tree, which tells the story of a man inspired by an army of fruit harvesters in his local community.

Alamsyah Rauf, Farmer Under the Sun, 2012
Alamsyah Rauf, Farmer Under the Sun, 2012

A total of 3000 entries were judged on impact, composition, originality and technical ability, the best of which can be seen at an exhibition, at London’s Royal Geographical Society, where you’ll find some jaw dropping examples of nature at its most inspiring, and untainted; as well as the environs of man and beast touched by something more troubling, like climate change or social inequality. 

Alessandro Grassani, Environmental migrants the last illusion, Ulaan Baator, Mongolia, 2011
Alessandro Grassani, Environmental migrants the last illusion, Ulaan Baator, Mongolia, 2011

Environmental Photographer of the Year runs from 10 April – 3 May at Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7

Javier Arcenillas UYUNI
Javier Arcenillas UYUNI

Steve Brockett, Marooned 2012
Steve Brockett, Marooned 2012

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