Shortlisted Images for the Travel Photographer of the Year Competition
The Travel Photographer of the Year awards have announced their shortlist and I have images in the hunt across three categories. The TPOTY is a major competition out of the UK so it is pretty exciting to have some of my work recognized to this stage.
The image of the monks on the bridge at sunset in Amarapura in Myanmar is one of three images that are in the running for the single shot category. The nuns at prayer and the lone fisherman are the other images that have been shortlisted in this category.
The following four images are finalists for the World in Motion portfolio category.
The last set is a really fun category to be shortlisted in. It is the New Talent category. The portfolio I entered was for Bagan in central Myanmar. The objective was to sell a location, a journey or an idea. From the TPOTY website: “Tell the story of a place, a destination, an experience, a journey, even a travel commodity, but sell it to us. Make us want to experience it. This category is for photographers looking to start a career in photography. Your images should give the judges a real sense of the place or travel experience and entice them too. This is your travel advert.” I tried to share the wonder of Bagan across the four images. It was an interesting exercise to cull through all of the photographs I made in Bagan and select four that provided a window into the people and the land.
With this competition’s international profile, there are many very high quality entries so it is exciting to have a range of work reach the final round. The winning images will be announced in the next couple of weeks so we’ll see what happens.
Congrats Chris on the award! I have seen a few links to your Burma images in the past – it’s great to see the recognition – a truly fantastic portfolio that brings Bagan to life.
December 9, 2010 at 11:32 am
Thank you! I really enjoy your work so your comments are very much appreciated.
December 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm
Wonderful images, Chris. I particularly like the Monks on the bridge (Fabulous) and the Nuns in prayer. Good luck with the competition. -Dave-
November 30, 2010 at 7:43 pm
Thanks Dave! I enjoyed checking out your Russian photographs – what a great trip.
November 30, 2010 at 8:58 pm