I’m completely stoked by this truly amazing news. It’s immensely positive to see our work/passion to be internationally recognized by one of the world’s most global and prestigious photography awards — the Travel Photographer of the Year. Thanks to TPOTY and to everyone whom helped me along the way, from family to friends, all over the world. Congratulations to all the other category winning photographers and all the extremely talented participants.
WHAT THE JUDGES THOUGHT — “Joel’s two portfolios – entered in the Land Sea Sky and Journeys & Adventures categories – exhibit a remarkable diversity in subject, technique and feel. The first portfolio, shot in Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression, is the first winner to be shot using a drone-mounted camera, giving us a different perspective on this dramatic landscape and revealing dramatic detail which wouldn’t be visible at ground level. The second portfolio is a sensitive and intimate insight into the life of a Ghanaian fisherman on Lake Bosumtwi. In dull weather conditions these subtle images create beautiful shapes against the light, balancing detail in lowlights and highlights without the need to overlighten the all important shadow areas of the image which give it depth.”
Media coverage of the TPOTY 2016: The Guardian (http://bit.ly/TheGuardianTPOTY), National Geographic (http://bit.ly/NGTPOTY), GEO (http://bit.ly/GEOTPOTY), CNN (http://bit.ly/CNNTPOTY), Routard (http://bit.ly/RoutardTPOTY), The Telegraph (http://bit.ly/TelegraphTPOTY), The Sun (http://bit.ly/TheSunTPOTY), VISAO (http://bit.ly/VisaoTPOTY), Diário de Notícias (http://bit.ly/DNTPOTY), Público Fugas (http://bit.ly/PublicoTPOTY), Sábado (http://bit.ly/SabadoTPOTY), Observador (http://bit.ly/ObservadorTPOTY), MSN (http://bit.ly/MSNTPOTY), DPReview (http://bit.ly/DPRTPOTY), Mirror (http://bit.ly/MirrorTPOTY), Rádio Renascença (http://bit.ly/RRTPOTY), Notícias ao Minuto (http://bit.ly/NMTOPTY), ITV (http://bit.ly/ITVTPOTY), Lux Woman (http://bit.ly/LuxTPOTY), Amateur Photography (http://bit.ly/APTPOTY), among many others media channels.
To see the winning images from Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 in all their glory, come along to the exhibitions – they will be exhibited at the UK City of Culture celebrations in Hull (18th May to 30th June 2017) and at 10 Stockwell Street, Greenwich in London (4th August to 3rd September 2017).
You can see all winning images from every category in TPOTY 2016 in the winners’ gallery at http://www.tpoty.com/winners/2016