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Djenne Mosque, Djenne, Mali © Larry Louie, Travel Photographer of the Year.

 

The Travel Photographer of the Year competition has signed a five-year deal with the Royal Geographical Society that will see the two organisations present a series of photography and travel-related events This year’s programme will open on the 06 May with a major exhibition featuring winning images from the 2010 International Travel Photographer of the Year awards, accompanied by a selection of images from the Society’s archive. Hosted by the Society in their glass-fronted Pavilion in Kensington, the free of charge show will be on display until the 10 June. A programme of workshops and talks taking place during the exhibition period will be revealed online shortly.
The two organisations are looking forward to joining their forces, says director of the Royal Geographical Society Rita Gardner. “I welcome this opportunity for the Society’s historic collection to be linked with some of the very best contemporary images from a diverse and international field of winners.”
Travel Photographer of the Year founder Chris Coe comments that “the combination of the very best contemporary travel photographs with images from the extraordinary wealth of material in the Society’s archive will be fascinating and make for a hugely rewarding visitor’s experience.”

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