TPOTY at the Royal Geographical Society in London
One of the joys of doing well in TPOTY is having your images displayed at the TPOTY exhibitions and being seen by thousands, sometimes millions, of people.
The home of the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibitions is the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). The Society's gallery is situated close to Hyde Park on the corner of Kensington Gore and Exhibition Road, and adjacent to the Royal Albert Hall, in the heart of London's museum area.
2012 exhibition attracts 42,404 visitors!
Image © Franco Banfi
Last year's exhibition closed on 2nd September and was one of the most popular attractions of the London Olympic summer. Visitor numbers trebled from the first exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and the final day also broke the daily visitor record with 1,832 people taking up the last chance to view the extensive displays of contemporary and historical photography.
The 2012 exhibition extended from the gallery onto the terrace, then down onto the lawn. It was an oasis of calm in the heart of busy London. Amongst the photographs there was plenty of space to relax, enjoy a coffee, to sample one of Theresa's very popular and extremely tasty cakes, and to meet the elephants!
One of the lovely features of the TPOTY exhibitions at the Society is the inclusion of the old archive images, some of them iconic in their own right, amongst the contemporary ones. If you'd like to own one of these images you can by entering TPOTY because the winners of the Judges’ award for Best Single Image in each of the three portfolio categories will receive a print of one of the fascinating historic images from the archive as part of their prize!
Image © Chizuko Kimura
A special exhibition for 2013
In 2013 TPOTY will stage its 10th anniversary exhibition and we've got some special plans and exhibits to entertain you.
The exhibition will open to the public on Friday 12th July and run until Sunday 18th August. It'll be open every day during that period with some late openings as well. More details will follow shortly....
And there's more… we're moving Travel Photography Live! - three days of photography talks and workshops at the Society - to coincide with the exhibition period so you'll have the chance to learn from some of the world's leading photographers, writers and travellers as well as seeing the images exhibited. Travel Photography Live 2013 will also include several evenings in conversation with renowned photographers. Click here to learn more.
Exhibition and elephants on the lawn outside the Pavilion.
When to visit TPOTY at the Royal Geographic Society:
The 2013 exhibition will run from 12th July to 18th August. Admission will be FREE.
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