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Image: Marsel van Oosten/tpoty.com

This stunning exhibition is free to visit, and open daily from Friday 22nd July to Sunday 4th September.

World-class travel images come to London for the summer, when the Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) exhibition opens this Friday, July 22, at 10 Stockwell Street, the award-winning building at the University of Greenwich, within the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Open seven days a week, this magnificent, free-to-view exhibition runs from July 22nd to September 4th. At its previous London ‘home’ the TPOTY summer exhibition received over 50,000 visitors in 2015 alone, and the move to Greenwich adds a major new attraction to an already hugely popular area of the city.

The photographs on display are the latest winning shots from the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY), one of the world’s leading photography competitions. Photographers from 114 countries entered TPOTY, and the winning images give a beautiful, fascinating, entertaining and, at times, moving, depiction of life, cultures, wildlife and landscape all over the planet.

From atmospheric pictures of Louisiana wetlands, quirky portraits of pelicans off the coast of Namibia, delicate, close-up semi-abstracts of dew-covered spiders’ webs and a charming shot of a rather quizzical meerkat to insightful images of the Basotho people in Lesotho, the Kazakh wedding season in Mongolia and street life in China, the exhibited photographs cover a wide range of styles and subjects, all captured by immensely talented photographers, young and old, from around the world. The exhibition will provide the ideal source of inspiration for potential entrants for the 2016 TPOTY awards, which are open for entry at tpoty.com.

Housing the University’s departments of Architecture, Landscape and Arts, the Stockwell Street building won the RIBA National and RIBA London Awards in 2015. The exhibition space is flooded with natural light so will display the photographs to their best advantage, in a calm, relaxed atmosphere that’s ideal for visitors of all ages.

The combination of the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition and the world-famous attractions all just a short walk away - including the iconic sailing ship Cutty Sark, the historic town centre, the Royal Park, the superb National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House Art Gallery and the famous Greenwich Market – means that exhibition visitors will be able to enjoy a fantastic day out.

Visitors can take home the winning images in the form of the latest TPOTY book, Journey Eight, which will go on sale at the exhibition. They will also be able to buy postcards and greetings cards featuring a selection of the winning images. And they can even vote for their own favourite image, with the chance to win a trip to photograph the Northern Lights with Hurtigruten, a Halcon Traveller jacket from Páramo or leather goods from StaaG.

This stunning exhibition is free to visit, and open daily from Friday 22nd July to Sunday 4th September.

Opening hours
Monday to Thursday - 10:00 to 18:00
Fridays & Saturdays – 10:00 to 19:00
Sundays – 10:00 to 16:30

Travel Photographer of the Year will shortly be announcing a series of weekend photography lectures taking place at 10 Stockwell Street during the exhibition.

For more information see www.tpoty.com.

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For media enquiries please contact Karen Coe at Travel Photographer of the Year on +44 (0) 7540 725821 or email press@tpoty.com.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

The attached image by overall winner Marsel van Oosten must only be used to accompany a news item or feature about Travel Photographer of the Year and the photographer must be credited - Marsel van Oosten/tpoty.com.

Further images are available to accompany this story, and we would be delighted to provide images for a preview or online gallery – please visit the 2015 Winners’ Gallery on tpoty.com to choose the images you would like, and we will provide them in high-res or as files for web galleries, along with captions.

Interview opportunity - TPOTY founder Chris Coe is available for interview.

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