Metrobus protest photo in London Exhibition

One of my photos from the Metrobus tree protest in Bristol was shortlisted for the 2015 Environmental Photographer of the Year award. The organisers say they had over 10,000 entries, from which they selected 111. The images are on display at a free exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society in London until 10th July (details of the exhibition are at the bottom of this page). The exhibition will then move to other locations in the country. The photographs all depict environmental issues in locations around the globe. The winning photo was of a couple watering melons in India. The standard of the photography in the competition was very high so I feel honoured to have had my work selected and included in the exhibition. My image, below, of a protester in an oak tree is the one that was shortlisted.

There are a set of my photographs from the Metrobus protest, which took place over Feb/March 2015, on this link: http://redorbital.co.uk/explore/metrobus-tree-top-protest-in-bristol/

Photograph shortlisted for the Environmental Photographer of the Year - a protester looks out from a tree-top camp.

Tree protesters, trying to stop the destruction of wildlife habitat and allotments, created tree-top camps to prevent work starting on a new motorway junction which is being built as part of a new bus project in Bristol, UK. The occupation lasted 6 weeks, before the protesters were evicted. Bristol. 4th February 2015.

The exhibition is well worth seeing. Entry is free. It’s at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR (main entrance is on Exhibition Road) until 10th July; open 10am – 5pm. The other locations and dates haven’t been released yet but they will include the Grizedale Forest visitor centre, Cumbria, 18 July-7 September.

The overall winners can be seen on the Guardian web site: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2015/jun/25/atkins-ciwem-environmental-photographer-of-the-year-2015-winners-in-pictures