A weekend of fascinating talks and panel discussions at the Royal Photographic Society in Bristol (UK) on 27th and 28th May 2023. Join us!
Words have always been a powerful way of relating stories but visual story-telling through imagery is arguable stronger as it crosses language barriers. Here we look at both visual narratives as well as the stories behind the images. In the ‘Stories’ section photographers and travellers reveal their approaches to life and their work, their photographic vision, motivations and personal projects.
Words to pictures…
Words can be powerful but a photograph can speak a thousand words. So what can a writer with a camera tell us about the world we live in? Does the camera add an extra dimension to the message?
Thai photographer Natcha Wongchanglaw is exploring the world of art photography through conceptual portraiture. But there’s a lot more to her than simply this as she learns and heads towards a future career in photography.
Living Planet report
Our planet is changing, and too fast! The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has recently publish a report on the state of our planet’s wildlife, and the impacts of climate change on biodiversity. So what does it reveal?
Meet the judges – Megan MCCubbin
Zoologist and conservationist, Megan McCubbin, adds a welcome new perspective to this year’s TPOTY judging panel. She is also a talented photographer with a passion for wildlife photography and a keen interest in other photographic genres.
Podcast 14 – Elisa Iannacone
The life of Elisa Iannacone touches area which many photographers shy away from, yet her positivity and creativity shine through in her inspirational conceptual images and films.
Imminent death in paradise
Hawaii is synonymous with palm fringed beaches against a volcanic backdrop. It’s a holiday destination but also a wild place. However, this wild side is under threat.
Alaska is a wild and not easily accessible place. One of the rewards for getting there are is the opportunity to encounter wildlife in its own unspoilt natural habitat. Here we meet and photograph the bears of Katmai.
Interstellar rising star
In part one of ‘Rising star’ we talked to Landscape Photographer of the Year winner, Mara Leite, about how she got started in photography. Here we look at her passion for the universe.
Mara Leite is a rising star of photography. Intelligent, thoughtful and talented, she applies herself to her photography in a considered and environmental conscious way.
Above and below
There are fascinating worlds both below the ocean surface and from up in the clouds. Scott Portelli is wildlife, nature and underwater photographer and film maker. He talks to us about his work, wild places and his focus on conservation and education
Xposure International Photography Festival is held in Sharjah, UAE, each February. The 2022 festival took place in February so what did we think of it?
Introducing: Indigo Larmour
Indigo Larmour is twice the winner of Young Photographer of the Year and she’s still only 13. She is Irish though born in Abu Dhabi but has spent most of her childhood – so far – on the road or living in different parts of the world.
Pristine nature versus ‘real’ nature
Wildlife photographer Tim Plowden argues that we are part of rather than separate from nature and captures the fine line between humans and the hornbills near his home in Singapore.
The truth will out: Photographing the front line in Syria
Mouneb Taim is a 20-year-old Syrian who has spent the last 10 years photographing the war in his home country. This is his story.
Creative collaborations and community connections
We talk to Ben Skaar, 2020 Young Travel Photographer of the Year (15–18 years). At 17, Ben is enthusiastic and fully tuned in to all the online opportunities which often baffle older photographers.
On thin ice
“There is nothing more beautiful than ice in all its forms. I aim to show the abstract beauty drawn by nature – its power but also the fragility of the ecosystem.”
Mobilising emotion: The language of visuals
TPOTY winner 2019 Katy Gomez Catalina thinks the best photos evoke something in us – even if we don’t understand what we’re seeing.
Introducing… Ankit Kumar
Twice winner of Young TPOTY, author of self-published photo book ‘Survivors’, creator of his own charity and he’s STILL only 18.
Seeing the unseen
Art director-turned-photographer – and former overall winner of Travel Photographer of the Year – Marsel van Oosten pre-visualises photographs before he takes them – and sometimes even before he leaves home.
Jasper’s photos come from his innate curiosity for the creatures he encounters.