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 2016 are on display at the University of Greenwich. 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. See fiery lava flows, a magical, snow-swirled New York street scene and get face-to-face with an elusive, endangered Iberian lynx. 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 2017 edition: September 25. 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?
Another great exhibition which has reached new heights since leaving the RGS, I missed it last year but the photography seems to get better with every year and the new gallery space is a great place to show the pictures off - I love how it is one of the best things to do in London in the Summer and it is free!!! So hard to pick a favourite image but as someone wrote on their message wall it's AWESOME!
Another year of stunning photographs from TPOTY. MY children particularly enjoyed the animal shots, the visitors' map of dream destinations was a favourite again, and they were very taken with the video entries. I loved the additional retrospective exhibition and want a print of Les Sappers by Johnny Haglund! Looking forward to next year :)
Went yesterday and going on the TPOTY workshop and Photowalk this weekend. The exhibition is amazing and truly inspiring. Spent several hours there and unbelievably it's FREE. Highly recommended but not long left until it closes.
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.
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.
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.