The Brisbane Powerhouse will present this world-class exhibition for the first time in 2018!
A 2017 entry
ABOUT The Wildlife Photographer of the Year was founded in 1964 and was organised and produced by the Natural History Museum. It is the most respected photography competition of the wear throughout the whole world. It has now been running for some 53 years and each year the competition receives almost 50,000 submissions from amateur as well as professional photographers from more than 92 countries - impressive!
Every year, a hundred of the best images from the competition are chosen to be part of an international touring exhibition.
The images are over six categories, and these are as follows:
THE EVENT This exhibition will be held from 30th August until 4th November 2018. It is definitely an exhibition you will not want to miss! Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by The Natural History Museum, London.
When you go to this Wildlife Photographer of the Year event, you will go into the draw to win an Australia Zoo experience. Just fill in the entry form when you come in to see the exhibition and you could win a family pass (2 adults and 2 children) to Australia Zoo. There is also a Giraffe Snapshot and feeding voucher to be won. This prize is valued at over $200 and will be drawn on Monday 5th November, when the winner will be notified.
The astounding breadth of life on Earth is recognisable straight away in this section. There will be photos of frozen wastelands right through to tropical paradises. These images awaken atmosphere and a sense of place, as well as showing behaviours that add to our understanding of the natural world.
There are six competition categories in this section: Mammals, Birds, Amphibians and Reptiles, Invertebrates, Plants and Fungi, Animals in their environment
Documentary These images can make us understand issues like climate change and deforestation. Some of these images are powerful reminders of personal dedication to nature conservation and action. Others show us all about the bad impacts we have on our planet.
There are two competition categories in this section, and they are The Wildlife Photojournalist: Single Image and The Wildlife Photojournalist: Photo Story Award.
These are fascinating photographs which show the personality of the subject. They can also add an emotional touch to an image, and they draw on the "aesthetic of the natural world to entice us in".
The competition categories featured in this section are Animal Portraits, and Black and White.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio Award is given to one photographer whose outstanding collection of photographs focus on a particular subject or photographic approach.
Earth, air, water, ice. It's this combination of different environments that make our planet special. Here you could see the scale and grandeur of the land, or show the sights not often seen underwater. Or you might find nature, and the images in this section point out two conflicting ideas: human insignificance and human impact.
There are three competition categories featured in this section: Under Water, Earths Environments and Urban Wildlife.
This section is taken by photographers aged 17 years and under. These images are the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. They offer a new and unique look at the natural world while showing the young entrant's creativity and innovation.
There are three competition categories in this section: 10 Years and Under, 11–14 Years and 15–17 Years.
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
The 2017 Photographer of the year was Brent Stirton from South Africa. His winning entry depicts the shocking aftermath of a despicable act of brutality: a dead black rhino, killed for its commercially valuable horn.
At the Brisbane Powerhouse, there is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking. However, you will need to arrive early to get into this parking. There is also additional free parking available in New Farm Park after 5.00 pm each day.
Tickets will be available for pick up from the Box Office, 60 minutes prior to the show time.