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Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2012

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.

Next exhibition – 22nd June to 19th August 2012

2012 is TPOTY’s 10th years so in addition to showing all the best images from the 2011 awards, along with the historical of travel photography from the Royal Geographical Society’s amazing archive, we’re planning additional exhibits to celebrate.

The 2011 exhibition received over 16,000 visitors. In 2012 the exhibition will be extended to eight weeks and run both before and during the London Olympic Games. This area is a cultural centre and is being pedestrianised in preparation for the high visitors numbers expected in London during 2012.

And there’s more… at the beginning of October this year we’re staging TPOTY Live! – three days of photography talks and workshops at the Society, giving you the chance to learn from some of the world’s leading photographers, writers and travellers. Click here to learn more.

When to visit TPOTY at the Royal Geographic Society:

Exhibition runs:

22nd June to 19th August 2012

1 Kensington Gore,
SW7 2AR,

Opening Times

The 2012 exhibition opens to the public on daily (including weekends and public holidays) from 22nd June until the 19th August. Admission is FREE. The exhibition is open from 9.30am-5pm (Monday to Friday) and from 10am-5pm (Saturday & Sunday). We will be announcing special evening events and judges’ tours of the exhibition nearer the time.

You can view all the winners from the previous 9 years here

Here are some from 2011

All ©Louis Montrose


Winner, Louis Montrose

Louis Montrose was born in London, grew up in New York City, and has lived in the San Diego area of southern California for many years. His engagement as a visual artist springs from a passion for creating and viewing images that began in childhood. During a successful academic career in the humanities, he also wrote and taught about the history and cultural power of images.

Formerly an Elizabethan scholar and professor at The University of California, he now pursues his calling as a photographer full time.  He works in a number of photographic genres, including cityscape, environmental portrait, travel and night photography. As someone with a compelling interest in the power of photographs to capture the vibrancy and diversity of human cultures, he values color as an essential expressive and communicative medium. At the same time, he remains deeply drawn to the formal power and tonal richness of black and white, and to the challenge of creating strong black and white images through digital capture and digital inkjet printing. His work has been exhibited in shows in London, Madrid, Copenhagen, and Buenos Aires as well as in California, Colorado, and Ohio; and has been published in LensWork, Black & White, COLOR, and other fine art photography publications.