The powerful and evocative image of two vulnerable children living on what seems like the very edge of survival has won Chan Kwok Hung from Hong Kong the title of The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2011. While 19 year old Meyrem Bulucek from Romania gained the title of the Young Environmental Photographer of the Year with the poignant image of an elderly couple entitled ‘Growing Young’.
Judge Nick Reeves, CIWEM’s Executive Director, said: ‘CIWEM’s EPOTY competition goes from strength to strength. It exceeded all expectations with 10,000 entries from photographers in 105 different countries. This is twice the number of last year’s entries. But, most pleasing of all, the quality of the photography continues to be of a very high standard. The range of subjects reflects a good understanding of the environmental challenges we face and a shared understanding of the power of the picture to tell the story.’
Images Courtesy: CIWEM