Travel Photographer of the Year

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Travel Photography of the Year (Ly Hoang Long:  Fishing baskets, Tat Vien village, Vietnam. Special mention, Faces, People & Encounters 2015)
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Ly Hoang Long: Fishing baskets, Tat Vien village, Vietnam. Special mention, Faces, People & Encounters 2015
 (Rafal Ziejewski:  Young Dagsenach girl, Omorate, Ethiopia. Special mention, Faces, People & Encounters 2015)
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Rafal Ziejewski: Young Dagsenach girl, Omorate, Ethiopia. Special mention, Faces, People & Encounters 2015
 (Sue O’Connell: Nunnery near Yangon, Myanmar.  Special mention, Faces, People & Encounters 2015)
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Sue O’Connell: Nunnery near Yangon, Myanmar. Special mention, Faces, People & Encounters 2015
 (Mitchell Kanashkevich:  Shepherd, Maramures, Romania. Winner, Faces, People & Encounters 2015)
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Mitchell Kanashkevich: Shepherd, Maramures, Romania. Winner, Faces, People & Encounters 2015
 (Cai Zhiping:  Horses on plain, Inner Mongolia, China.  Highly Commended, Moment in Light 2015)
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Cai Zhiping: Horses on plain, Inner Mongolia, China. Highly Commended, Moment in Light 2015
 (Gunar Streu: Dundret nature reserve, Swedish Lapland. Commended, Moment in Light 2015)
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Gunar Streu: Dundret nature reserve, Swedish Lapland. Commended, Moment in Light 2015
 (Timothy Allen: Kibarani waste dump, Mombasa, Kenya. Winner, Best Single Image in Monochromal Portfolio, 2015)
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Timothy Allen: Kibarani waste dump, Mombasa, Kenya. Winner, Best Single Image in Monochromal Portfolio, 2015
 (Larry Louie:  Hazaribagh Tannery Area, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Highly Commended, Monochromal 2015)
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Larry Louie: Hazaribagh Tannery Area, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Highly Commended, Monochromal 2015
 (Francisco Mingorance:  Río Tinto, Huelva, Andalucía, Spain. Runner-up, Nature & Environment 2015)
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Francisco Mingorance: Río Tinto, Huelva, Andalucía, Spain. Runner-up, Nature & Environment 2015
 (James Morgan: Yakutia, Russia, burning the latest wolf corpse.  Winner, Nature & Environment 2015)
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James Morgan: Yakutia, Russia, burning the latest wolf corpse. Winner, Nature & Environment 2015
 (Zhu Jingyi:  Jiangsu, China, baked roll master.  Winner, New Talent 2015)
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Zhu Jingyi: Jiangsu, China, baked roll master. Winner, New Talent 2015
 (Marsel van Oosten:  Walvis Bay, Namibia, curious pelican.  Overall winner, Travel Photographer of the Year 2015.)
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Marsel van Oosten: Walvis Bay, Namibia, curious pelican. Overall winner, Travel Photographer of the Year 2015.

Explore the world without getting on a plane at this free exhibition of awe-inspiring images. The winning entries of the Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 are on display at the University of Greenwich's new building, next to Greenwich Park. What began in Chris and Karen Coe’s kitchen in 2003 has grown to become a highly regarded photography prize receiving entries from over 100 countries. Explore the Louisiana wetlands, come face-to-face with a curious pelican, or wander the back streets of Chinese villages via these prize-winning shots. Often the images are the result of both extreme luck and extreme skill, not only do you have to be in the right place at the right time, you need to be ready to press the button and have remembered to take off the lens cap.

You’re guaranteed to leave feeling inspired to snap and shoot so it’s worth flagging up the closing date for the 2016 edition: October 1. For details visit http://www.tpoty.com/awards/how-to-enter

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Love the new venue - 10 Stockwell Street is a superb place to exhibit these amazing images.  It's a really peaceful location and the photographs are mind-blowing. There were quite a few families there when I visited and the children seemed to love it - I'd say it's great for all ages. And it's free! What more do you want?

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I like wandering around London and some of the places that I enjoy visiting most are those that you happen to notice whilst passing by and wander in just to have a look.


I chanced upon this photography exhibition last weekend whilst walking through Greenwich, looking to see if there was a photography shop there (I didn't find one). It is free entry, with a suggestion donation of £1.  I thought that the exhibition was as good as any paid for one, such as the wildlife photographer of the year.  There were some brilliant photgraphs there, with little stories by each one.  It really inspired me to make a bit more effort with my camera.


You get a chance to vote for your favourite and if you also make a donation, you get entered into a competition to win a trip to visit the Northern Lights.


This is the fourth year I have visited the Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) exhibition and the first time in Greenwich.  This year was exceptional and the new exhibition space even better that the Royal Geographic Society.  The quality is very high but the exhibition is inspiring not intimidating.  The under 18 entries are also very good.  I chatted with Chris Coe and only realised afterwards that he is in fact the founder of TPOTY - a great guy!  It's easy to get to , only about a 5 minute walk from the Cutty Sark DLR station. Don't miss it - last day on the 4th of September.


It will make you want to travel... a really wonderful way to spend a few hours, immerse yourself in fabulous photography of amazing places, and it's all free. Terrific. 


Another year of awe-inspiring and moving images .  This exhibition never fails to impress me, thank you.

Tastemaker

I was very happy to return to Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 exhibition. We all see similar pictures online but nothing beats physically being across from a great picture and being genuinely captivated by it while reading the insightful comments of how it was taken– this was for me the case for the young monk from Ladhakh and the children carelessly running with their kites in Vietnam. There is a variety of themes and techniques – sometimes I wondered if some pictures would be better suited for Nature Photographer of the Year awards for instance. A lovely (and free) way to be inspired.. although you will be highly tempted to have a rest in the gardens and sip some coffee and also buy some posters and postcards of the wonderful pictures :)


We chose the Enchanted Evening visit and it was worth every penny. The photos were beautifully lit at dusk and we thoroughly enjoyed them and our complimentary drinks. Even better, Chris -one of the judges - spent time with us talking about individual photos and the judging process. The free entry during the day is a wonderful opportunity to view the awe-inspiring photos, but consider splashing out for the Enchanted Evening for an even better experience.


So many amazing photographs - and all free to look at??? I was simply blown away. In addition to the excellent photography, the photos were on display in the garden - which was perfect on a sunny day. Highly recommend it to anyone - whether they are into photography or not. 


A very nice travel around the edges the world. The main exhibition is at the back garden and it is great place to enjoy next to the all these photos.


A very inspiring exhibition, which I highly recommend a visit. Definitely makes me want to go traveling and see more of this amazing beautiful world. 

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The exhibition is beyond amazing. Very inspiring pictures that will make you dream about travelling the world. The staff is incredibly friendly as well! I will definitely go again!


Spotted this on TimeOut and went on trip to London. What an amazing exhibition in a lovely setting! Great photos and stories behind them are fascinating. Kids loved it too along with the elephants and the cup cakes! Made we want to travel with my camera. Not to be missed


Great free exhibition - worth making a trip to visit when in town I hope it goes from strength to strength next year


Free entry, friendly staff and above all brilliantly inspiring photos make this a wonderfully worthwhile exhibition. They even have complimentary tea and coffee!! Should come with a warning: will make you want to quit your job and travel the world.


Great images and of such high standard. Well worth a visit.