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Earth Photo

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and films that document the earth in all its diversity, will be presented at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 23 July to 21 September 2018 and at Grizedale Forest in Cumbria from 8 October 2018 to 20 January 2019. A selection of these images will also tour to two additional Forestry Commission England's sites from 27 July 2018 for the inaugural Earth Photo exhibition.

Developed jointly by Forestry Commission England and the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), and supported by Cox & Kings and Stanfords, Earth Photo aims to enable a better understanding of the world around us, focussing on four key themes - People, Nature, Place and Change.

The works have been selected from 1280 submissions from 19 different countries by an expert panel of judges from the fields of Photography, Film, Geography and Ecology.

The selection panel comprised: Yvonne Barmettler, Natural History Museum, Basel, Switzerland; Levon Biss, Photographer; Marissa Roth, Photographer; Clare Grafik, Head of Exhibitions, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK; Harry Hook, Photographer; Deborah Ireland, Author and Curator; Simon Norfolk, Photographer; Paul Presley, Editor, Geographical Magazine and Lisa Rebori, Vice President of Collections, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, USA and Ian Gambles, Director, Forestry Commission England.

Prizes ranging from opportunities with the Forestry Commission England, Discovery Passes and editorial coverage by and inclusion in the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Picture Library will be awarded in a private ceremony in September 2018. Prizewinner categories include: People; Nature; Place; and Change; the Next Generation Award; and the Short Film Award. 

Earth Photo will also tour to Forestry Commission England venues nationwide including Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent (27 July – 1 October 2018); Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (8 October 2018 – 1 January 2019); and Grizedale Forest in Cumbria (11 October 2018 – 20 January 2019).

For further details, please visit: or contact Parker Harris (Project Managers).
E. T. 020 3653 0896

Image Credits in order of appearance:

Hannah Mauleffinch, Barracks of Belgrade 2, 2017
Lena & Teo Dobrowoloska & Ormond-Skeaping, Resilience #1, 2017
Mark Benham, Burnt Aftermath #1 – Pines, 2017
Rosamund Macfarlane, Eagle Huntress Receiving, 2018
Ruben Salgado, Escudero, Solar Portraits 02, 2017
Sue Jugnarain, Earth Energy
Yi Sun, Bleeding Tears 001, 2017


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Last updated: 15th August 2018

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