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Travel Photographer Of The Year Exhibition

TPoY Lacock

Image: Japanese Macaque © Jasper Doest/tpoty.com

An exhibition of images from the Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) awards are to go on show in an outdoor exhibition for the first time at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, the birthplace of photography.

These award-winning photographs, submitted by amateur and professional photographers who beat entrants from almost a one hundred countries in 2013, drew some 37,000 visitors when they were displayed in London last summer, giving visitors who may have missed the London exhibition a chance to enjoy them now.

The photographs in the exhibition offer a glimpse into our magnificent and poignant world. From sweeping landscapes to bustling city scenes, from a lion on the hunt to a ‘snow monkey’ having a relaxed bath in Japan and some fascinating moments of human life, these images will take people on a journey around the world.

Running from 5 June to 12 July, Travel Photographer of the Year at Lacock Abbey gives photography fans the chance to view these images in the unrivalled and highly appropriate setting of the National Trust property which is considered the birth place of modern photography where Henry Talbot captured the first photographic negative.

The exhibition will be on show in the abbey’s Tudor courtyard, an historic part of the building’s 800 year history. It was also a location Talbot often used to take pictures and many of his famous photographs, including ‘The Open Door’, were taken there. This year the National Trust team at Lacock closed the courtyard to vehicles, making it a more relaxing and enjoyable space for visitors. TPOTY will be the first event held here.

Travel Photographer of the Year, 5 June to 12 July, daily from 10.30am to 5.30pm, in the Tudor courtyard at Lacock Abbey. National Trust members and under 5s go free. For more information please call 01249 730459 – 

Here is a link to our previous post

Travel photographer of the year 2014 winners – in pictures

There is also a showing of the 2014 winners in London, here is the information on that

2015 exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society in London

24th July until 5th September 2015

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.

Exhibition dates:

The 2015 exhibition is open every day from 24th July to 5th September 2015.

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday – 10.00 to 17.00 hrs

Friday & Saturday – 10.00 – 19.00 hrs

The main exhibition is FREE

We also run a Travel Photography Course, here are the details, next starts 25th June 


New Photography Courses Dates released for 2012

We have just managed to arrange the dates for the new term, our next series starts in January and runs through until the end of March, here is the list of courses and dates running next term. Full details are on our website, here is the link

Understanding Your Digital SLR:start dates:11.1.12; 30.1.12; 3.3.12; 7.3.12; (Saturday morning)
Understanding Your Digital Compact Camera     – starts: 27.2.12
Introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements – starts 22.2.12  6 sessions,
Composition In Photography – Seeing Pictures – starts  2.2.12
Portrait Photography: – starts: 1.3.12
Intermediate Photography – starts: 24.1.12
Black and White Digital Photography – starts 6.3.12
Travel Photography  starts spring term
One Day Understanding Your DSLR – 22.1.12; 19.2.12; 25.3.12; 29.4.12
Most courses are 4 sessions one per week, (Photoshop and Intermediate Photography are 6 sessions) all run on consecutive weeks from start dates. 1 Day DSLR is a  one day course, there are 4 dates this term
To book a place please send us an email with the course title and start date you wish to attend.

©Stephanie Arnold – Intermediate Photography Course November 2011

© Bruce Wilson – Travel Photography Course November 2011

© Richard Rogers – Composition Course November 2011

Travel Photographer of the Year Award

TPOTY is the photo contest that’s run by photographers for photographers. It’s open to photographers from all countries; amateur or professional, beginner or expert, young or old, we have categories to suit you all! And it’s judged by leading photography experts and offers fantastic prizes from our very supportive sponsors, including travel adventures, photographic equipment and photography tuition.

But it’s not just about prizes – TPOTY is about getting amazing international exposure for your work. Winning and other highly-placed images appear in the beautiful TPOTY ‘Journey’ series of books and are exhibited at our exhibitions at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). There is a BBC video with winning images including this from Luke Duggleby

The winning images from the 2011 will be exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) in London during June and July 2012 as London prepares to host the 2012 Olympic Games. The Society gallery is situated close to Hyde Park on the newly pedestriaised Exhibition Road, adjacent the Science, Victoria & Albert and Natural History museums. It will provide a fabulous, high profile international showcase for the winning photographers. More information is available here

Remember we run a Travel Photography course starting 9th June, this might be just what you need to be one of the  winners of this fantastic competion