Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015 award: Shortlisted images go on show

The 111 shortlisted photos have been chosen from more than 10,000 entries by amateur and professional photographers across the world

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One hundred images shortlisted for the Environmental Photographer of the Year award dealing with issues from sustainable development to poverty, climate change and human rights are to go on show in London.

The 111 shortlisted images have been chosen from more than 10,000 entries by amateur and professional photographers of all ages across 60 countries.

The photographs include a portrait of a Japanese woman standing alone in an abandoned supermarket inside the Fukushima no-go zone and a Bangladeshi family squeezed into their living room as they wait for water to recede after a tidal flood.

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Rizalde Cayanan, Sandstorm in the city, Kuwait 2011

Other images of the landscape show inside the womb of the Ijen Kawah volcano in Eastern Java, Indonesia, and a severe sandstorm descending over the Kuwaiti skyline.

The winner of the £5,000 award, which was set up in 2007 by the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), will be announced on 25 June.

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Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression, Retrace our steps, Fukushima 2014

Nick Hendley, CIWEM Interim Chief Executive, said: “Entries for the 2015 award were of the highest standard ever. They engage with thought-provoking topics and challenge us to question the impact we are having on the planet, both as individuals and human society.”

 

The shortlisted images for the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year will be on display at the Royal Geographical Society from 22 June to 10 July.

They will go then begin a tour of forest venues nationally, starting at Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre in Cumbria from 18 July to 7 September.

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