A brand new exhibition exploring some of the key challenges facing our world and its inhabitants has opened at Grizedale Forest, from 19 December until 28 April 2020. The Earth Photo 2019 competition and exhibition, developed by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) offers a series of stunning and thought-provoking images of the planet.
Grizedale Forest is only one of four locations around the UK to be lucky enough to host the exhibition. Located in Grizedale’s exhibition gallery, at the Visitor Centre, it includes 35 captivating photographs focussing on four key themes - People, Nature, Place and Changing Forests, a brand new category for this year which encourages photographers to explore what a changing forest meant to them.
The images have been carefully selected by a panel of experts from over a thousand submitted for the Earth Photo competition. They include stunning images from the Artic exploring the impact of climate change, rare insights into communities living amongst huge landfill sites in Indonesia, striking images of forest fires in Catalonia and poignant pictures of wildlife having to adapt to more urban environments.
Closer to home David Green’s image ‘Old Hedge, Venton Wood, Devon’ the winner of the Changing Forests category explores the survival instinct of our forests. It displays a long-forgotten boundary hedge which has grown free of the barbed wire surrounding it.