With all the uncertainty around March 29 looming as ‘Brexit Day’, visitors to London Bridge City - across the Thames from the Tower of London - can take comfort in a beautiful distraction in the form of a vibrant, fascinating and evocative collection of world-class contemporary travel photography, when our latest winning images go on display there from March 28 to April 30.
This stunning, free-to-view outdoor exhibition will be viewable all day every day in one of the most visited riverside London destinations, rubbing shoulders with some of the City’s most famous landmarks such as Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, City Hall, the Scoop, Borough Market and the Shard. Last year’s TPOTY exhibition here was seen by more than one million people.
In addition, Travel Photographer of the Year and Photo Iconic are staging a series of low-cost photowalks and workshops, allowing photography fans inspired by the images on show to brush up their own skills in this highly photogenic London location.
Shot on everything from high-end mobile phones to professional cameras, the exhibited images present a glorious, intriguing, at times poignant, thought-provoking view of this planet and its human and wild inhabitants.
Theexhibition showcases the winning shots from the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year competition, the results of which were announced in December 2018. Amateur and professional photographers from 142 countries submitted over 20,000 images, and photographers from 22 countries feature amongst the winners. The exhibition will provide inspiration for those considering entering the 2019 Travel Photographer of the Year awards, which open for entry on April 11.
The winning images have received great acclaim when reported in media across the world and can be viewed online at tpoty.com, but are SO much more stunning when viewed close-up as large prints in exhibition! London Bridge City will be their first public showing.
London photowalks and photocourses
For just £20 photo buffs can join a 1½ hour London Photowalk (March 31, April 7 and April 27) or an evening City Lights Photowalk (April 6 and April 27) around the Tower Bridge and London Bridge area. Led by TPOTY founder, professional photographer and photo tutor Chris Coe, these fun events will photograph the old and new in the area around the exhibition, with Chris providing photo tuition and guidance. All photowalks can be booked through the Travel Photographer of the Year website.
For those looking to spend a little longer honing their photographic skills, TPOTY is staging a one-day ‘Get Off Auto, Get Creative’ workshop on April 28. Perfect for beginners or for anyone struggling with their camera’s menu, this £95 workshop is a great way to start to get to grips with their camera and photography and to begin to become more creative.
The TPOTY/Photo Iconic photowalks and one-day workshop are supported by Fujifilm and Swarovski Optic. Fujifilm is bringing along some of their latest cameras for participants to try, while Chris will be equipped with a superb pair of Swarovski binoculars, giving a new perspective on this highly photogenic location. All participants also receive a generous 40% discount voucher for DimT restaurant, which overlooks the exhibition, so can treat themselves to DimT’s very tasty Asian food.
A week after the exhibition closes on April 30 Chris will be staging a two-day ‘Eye for the Light’ photocourse in London, again with support from Fujifilm and Swarovski Optic. This includes an early morning shoot, allowing participants to photograph London as it wakes up.