Last night saw the preview of The Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 exhibition at the historic Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, London. I was lucky to have an image selected for the exhibition having been awarded a 'Special mention' in the 'Vanishing and Emerging cultures' category. It was a lovely experience to see an image of mine on display in such illustrious setting and being enjoyed by so many people.
The quality of images on display this year was extremely high with the main award for Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 going to the extremely talented Timothy Allen who received his award live on a video screen from the inside of a Ger in Western Mongolia - such is the life of a travel photographer! One of Tim's award winning images is shown below.
This was the first time I have entered the competition and was pleased to find that 2 of my 4 image portfolios had been selected as finalists in different categories - I'm already looking at entries for this years event.
Many thanks to the various sponsors for helping support such a great event - special thanks to Chris and Karen Coe for organizing the competition for the past 11 years, lets hope it continues to inspire for a long time to come.
The following portrait was the image of mine chosen to be exhibited - taken in the tiny village of Kibish in South Western Ethiopia.