A shortlist of 60 exceptional environmental photographs will go on show at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 29 June to 21 August 2016. These are from a submission of approximately ten thousand images by photographers and filmmakers from across seventy countries internationally. The exhibition will then tour to Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, supported by Forestry Commission England.
The selected photographs and films reflect the urgent environmental and social concerns that surround us today: topics include recent natural catastrophes induced by the changing climate, the effects of population growth on the urban environment, and the resourceful ways in which the human race is preserving the earth’s biodiversity.
Launched in 2007 by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), and sponsored by Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition provides an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and film, by both amateurs and professionals. Atkins and CIWEM aim to inspire a global audience to think differently about contemporary social and environmental issues, including sustainable development, pollution and human rights