THE ‘ANTIDOTE TO BREXIT’ - TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR BRINGS THE WORLD TO LONDON, MARCH 28-APRIL 30

February 20 2019 - 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 the latest winning images from the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards 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 (TPOTY) 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.

The exhibition

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.

The exhibition 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 2-hour London Photowalk (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 Optik. 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.

For more information please visit www.tpoty.com.

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For media enquiries please contact Karen Coe at Travel Photographer of the Year on +44(0) 7540 725821 or email press@tpoty.com

Images are available to accompany this story – please visit the Winners’ Galleries on tpoty.com to view the images, then let us know which shots you would like, and we will provide them in high-res or as files for web galleries, along with captions. You can also download a document with thumbnails of the winning images and image request numbers here.

Travel Photographer of the Year was founded in 2003 and rapidly became one of the world’s leading travel photography awards. We accept entries from amateur, semi-pro and professional photographers of all ages and from all countries. We have received entries from photographers in more than 140 countries and, to date, our oldest entrant has been 88 years old, the youngest just five.