Many, many congratulations to Louis Montrose, the overall winner of Travel Photographer of the Year 2011. His evocative images of life in a painted village in Burkina Faso, and haunting portfolio of the Day of the Dead festival in Oaxaca, Mexico, make you want to return to them again and again. To see all the 2011 winners, please visit our Winners’ Gallery.
The winning images from the 2011 TPOTY awards will be displayed in a major exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London from June 21st to August 19th 2012. This means that anyone visiting London during the Olympics will be able to take time out from all that sport to enjoy some wonderful travel photography.
A very big thank you to our judges
The 2011 Travel Photographer of the Year awards were judged by an international panel of experts, including travel and wildlife photographer Steve Bloom, Caroline Metcalfe Director of Photography for Conde Nast, stock photography expert Jerry Tavin, Colin Finlay of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Matt Phillips Editor of Travel Africa, Mary Robert Head of Photography for American International University, Melissa de Witt Editor of Hotshoe, Manfred Zollner Managing Editor of Fotomagazin (Germany), Debbie Ireland former head of the AA Photo Library, photographer and TV cameraman Jeremy Hoare, landscape and panoramic photographer Nick Meers, designer and digital imaging expert Terry Steeley, and freelance editor and writer Emma Thomson – plus TPOTY founder, travel photographer Chris Coe.
All our judges committed a great deal of time to Travel Photographer of the Year, and we are hugely grateful for their dedication, enthusiasm and expertise.
And to all our finalists!
To the 180+ photographers around the world who worked so hard to get their prints to us for the final judging – you gave our judges a really tough job, as they had some incredible work to choose from.
Those of you who are not amongst out winners should take pride in the fact that out of the many, many thousands of images entered this year, yours made it through to the final judging round.
And thank you to our sponsors!
Without the support of our sponsors for the competition and exhibitions, Travel Photographer of the Year quite simply could not exist. This year’s sponsors have been involved, enthusiastic and creative in their prize concepts, and we are extremely grateful. So thank you to:
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
The Oman Ministry of Tourism
Young Photographers Alliance