First look: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 55

Explore this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition images.

Lucky break by Jason Bantle
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Sleeping like a Weddell by Ralf Schneider
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Big cat and dog spat by Peter Haygarth
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If penguins could fly by Eduardo Del Álamo
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Cool drink by Diana Rebman
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The fifty-fifth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.
Encounter the beauty and fragility of wildlife, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know extraordinary species, exhibited on 100 stunning lightbox displays.
Go deeper and discover the surprising – and often challenging – stories behind the images during a time of environmental crisis.
A panel of international experts selected the awarded images from almost 50,000 entries by the world’s best photographers.
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This year’s exhibition opens on 18 October and runs until summer 2020.

more at Natural History Museum

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Celebrating Our Oaks

Wakehurst is delighted to be hosting a prestigious exhibition of photography, Celebrating Our Oaks which was launched by Action Oak in partnership with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY). 31 January to 28 February 2019.

‘Oak Sunrise’ by Alan Price
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‘Ancient Oak Reflection’ by Marion Sidebottom
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‘Ancient Sessile Oak’ by John Glover
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‘Devon Valley Oak’ by Andrew Lawson
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‘Misty Wistman’s Wood’ by Anna Curnow
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Celebrating Our Oaks
more details at KEW

Endangered par Tim Flach

A l’occasion de la sortie de son dernier livre intitulé “Endangered”, l’artiste Anglais Tim Flach, détenteur du 54ème prix Cannes Lion’s et Opiom Gallery présentent du 21 décembre 2018 au 28 février 2019, une exposition de 20 photographies exclusive en France. Ces images dressent un constat visuellement poignant de la façon dont les animaux et leurs écosystèmes sont confrontés à des défis toujours plus graves afin de maintenir leur survie.

Au-delà du répertoire d’espèces menacées, ce corpus constitue une expérience unique portant sur le rôle que peut avoir l’image dans notre approche émotionnelle des animaux et de leur habitat. Le but de cette démarche est d’inspirer, d’informer et de déclencher une action positive auprès du visiteur.

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Endangered par Tim Flach
via Opiom Gallery

LensCulture 2018 Emerging Talent Awards

Klompching Gallery and LensCulture are thrilled to present the laureates of the 2018 LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards! The 50 photographs are a selection of the strongest and most memorable work sent in by photographers working in over 160 countries around the world. Here you’ll discover serious documentary and photojournalism projects, as well as our aesthetic celebrations of the interplay of light, color, form and texture.

In this unique exhibition, you will find inspiring, creative work from all parts of the globe. A single photograph has been chosen from each award-winning series, curated by Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching.

Aaron Elkaim
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Anna Reivila
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Isabella Stahl
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Leah Kennedy
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Ty Stedman
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LensCulture 2018 Emerging Talent Awards
more at Klompching Gallery

The world’s best space photography

Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the largest international competition of its kind. Annually showcasing the best space photography from a global community astrophotographers.

People and Space and Overall Winner – Transport the Soul
© Brad Goldpaint
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Winner – Circumpolar
© Ferenc Szémár
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Highly commended – Aurorascape
© César Blanco
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Skyscapes – Thunderstorm under Milky Way
​© Tianyuan Xiao
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Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 exhibition. Now open.
more at Royal Museums Greenwich

00100011

00100011. Who am I? Zeroes and ones. A code. For what? A reduction. Why? My distillation into a binary world. Two numbers in a sequence. A sequence? A chain of life. The genome of our universe. The genome of Me.

What used to be down is up. Our footprint, our identity, our stuff. We exist in a cloud rather than on the ground. Technology has tidied us up and hijacked us into an era of post-individualism. Where does that leave Me? Is this why everyone is scrambling to define their identity? Their spirituality? Their network? How do We fit into this new sequence? What do Our zeroes and ones add up to? What do our interconnected digital footprints mean for our future?

But is it Art? Is it Important art? Will it stand the test of Time? Is it worth the Ask? Will I be able to sell it for More? Who decides if it’s Art? Who tells us if the Brillo Box is significant, or just derivative of the Soup Can? Who’s in Charge here? Hello??

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00100011
The Treachery of Impermanence
more at Anastasia Photo

See the world through a new lens

Now in its fifty-fourth year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth.

Explore the world’s best nature photography, exhibited on 100 exquisite light panels.
Experience the changing face of nature and uncover the surprising, and sometimes challenging, stories behind the photographs.
Chosen from over 45,000 entries by expert judges, the images were awarded for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.
This year’s exhibition will open on 19 October.

Highly commended 2018, Urban Wildlife
School visit by Adrian Bliss
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Highly commended 2018, 11 – 14 Years Old
The victor by Adam Hakim Hogg
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Highly commended 2018, Behaviour: Mammals
The meerkat mob by Tertius A Gous
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Highly commended 2018, Animals in their environment
Tigerland by Emmanuel Rondeau
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Highly commended 2018, Animal Portraits
Cool cat by Isak Pretorius
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year
more at National History Museum