Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011 Exhibition is Launched

Today the 2011 exhibition of winning and commended entries of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Award opens at The National Theatre in London. Running until the 28th January 2012, the exhibition is certain to uphold the existing prestige of the Award now in its fifth year. With landscape being one of the most popular genres of photography, it is hardly surprising that more than 70,000 people enjoyed the 2010 exhibition.

Cumbernauld-based photographer, Robert Fulton, won this years’ overall title and claimed the £10,000 prize for his image, ‘Winter Field, Stirlingshire, Scotland’. The strong lines of a winter field leading to an isolated stand of frosted trees was chosen by the judges from thousands of entries that showcased the richly diverse landscape of the UK. 

On being told of his win, Robert said, “I know lots of landscape photographers, both amateur and professional, who regard this competition as being the ‘THE BIG ONE’ so to be told that I’m the overall winner is a tremendous accolade.”

Also available from The National Theatre bookstore,  Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 5, is the stunning coffee table book containing beautiful full colour reprints of all the winning and commended entries from this year’s awards. From salt marshes, chalk cliffs and ancient woodland, to historic villages, parklands and cityscapes, these awards aim to highlight the positive connection between people and the landscape that is so important for us all.