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2011 Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition

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by Keeley Downey (subscribe)
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The Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) 2011 exhibition is proving so popular that it has been extended until 2 September, so now really is your last chance to witness some truly inspirational pictures taken from around the world.

Work of art: taken by Poland's Malgorzata Pioro. Photo courtesy of TPOTY

This free event, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, features a whole host of prize-winning print portfolios from the 2011 awards, ranging across different categories including:

Cultures and Traditions
Capturing and preserving a different culture or tradition that may soon die out due to evolution and the ever-changing world.

Profiling something that is strikingly different from our everyday lives.

Natural Elements
Photographs depicting a natural element and how it impacts our planet.

Spirit of Adventure
Pictures that have captured an 'adventurous spirit'. TPOTY says ice and snow are the key themes in 2011's Spirit of Adventure category.

The exhibition also includes an impressive showcase of the overall winner Louis Montrose's photographs. "Evocative images of life in a painted village in Burkina Faso, and a haunting portfolio of the Day of the Dead festival in Oaxaca, Mexico, make you want to return to them again and again," TPOTY blogged about the American photographer's work.

Single images from winners of categories such as One Shot, New Talent and First Shot are on display, too.

The exhibition profiles pieces work from all ages. Thanks to its Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2011 section, we are able to enjoy stunning successes from young talents, the youngest being nine-year-old Lisa Gehrig from Switzerland.

Lisa Gehrig, 9, from Switzerland is among the TPOTY winners. Photo courtesy of TPOTY

This awe-inspiring show is held at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), on the corner of Exhibition Road and Kensington Gore. Photos are housed within the exhibition room but spill out onto the terrace and lawn a sign that the show is continuing to grow. Last year 16,000 attended the event but TPOTY says visitors for the 2011 show have already exceeded this figure.
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Why? To cast your eyes over 2011's most inspiring travel snaps
When: 9.30am-5pm (Monday to Saturday); 10am-4pm (Sunday)
Phone: 01728 669185
Where: Kensington Gore, London
Cost: Free
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Looks really interesting... Will have to get over there soon :)
by aaron (score: 0|4) 3441 days ago
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