The Environmental Photographer of the Year Awards

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Michele Palazzi and Jonathan Goldberg win in the stills and video categories

On Tuesday 9th April 2013, the winners of the Environmental Photographer of the Year (EPOTY) were announced at the Royal Geographical Society Gallery in London. The award of the photographic prize went to Michele Palazzi for his photo of a boy playing with his sister during a sandstorm in the Gobi desert (shown above). The video prize was awarded by Robert Harding, owner of a major independent photo and video library, to Jonathan Goldberg for his film ‘Shaking the Tree’, documenting how one man inspired an army of fruit harvesters in his local community.

Robert Harding, who donated the £1000 award to Goldberg, said, “There were many fascinating and beautifully made entries covering a wide range of environmental themes. The winner emphasized a simple action that everyone can do, that can make a difference.”

The award, held annually by CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) has attracted an increasing number of photographers and filmmakers from all over the world since it was launched in 2007. This is the first year that Robert Harding World Imagery have sponsored the prize. In March 2012 they acquired Specialist Stock, one of the top international image and video archives on the environment, and have built a comprehensive collection of high quality photos and stock footage on subjects including global warming, green energy, pollution & deforestation.

“We are delighted to be able to support photographers and film-makers who are passionate about the environment and environmental issues,” said Robert Harding.

The works will be displayed at the Royal Geographical Society, London from 10th April – 3rd May 2013.

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Jonathan Goldberg’s winning film ‘Shaking the Tree’