They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but this new exhibition will leave you speechless. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens to the public tomorrow (November 23) at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and it’s stunning!
The exhibition is based on an internationally recognized photography competition, a partnership between BBC Worldwide and London’s National History Museum. This is the 49th year running with over 43,000 entries last year.
“The artistry, imagination and skill on show reveal that wildlife photography can be a true art form,” says Rosamund Kidman Cox, Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the ROM features 100 images from this year’s winning entries and runner-ups. The exhibition displays 11 categories depicting wildlife, landscapes, and marine life. Also included are three children’s categories. By the way, look for the image titled “Mother’s Little Headful,” you won’t stop smiling!
Each image is accompanied with information from the photographers including their inspiration as well as what equipment was used to capture that moment in the wild. In addition, you’ll notice that winning entries are not displayed to stand out. This is done with intention as to allow the viewers to enjoy each image with an equal eye. It is only when you read the explanation you will see a mention.
You’ll also want to check out the spectacular work of 22 year old Vancouver resident Connor Stefanison. The young Canadian photographer is the recipient of the 2013 WPY Special Prize and has five stunning images in this exhibition.
CALLING ALL CANADIAN NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS!
Share your nature photographs via social media using the hashtag #ROMWPY and see them displayed on screens via an exclusive Sharypic Photo Wall at the ROM and on the ROM & Canadian Geographic websites!
In addition to the breath-taking exhibition, the ROM is offering a variety of ways to enhance your experience including…
Workshop #1: Instagram 101 – Saturday, January 11 (free)
Workshop #2: Get to know your DSLR Camera – Saturday, January 18 ($80 public $72 members)
Workshop #3: Professional Workflow Management for the Photographer – Sunday, January 26 ($495 public/ $445.50 members)
VOTE for ROM Photographer of the Year! Inspired by the incredible photography on display in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit, this very special edition of Curators’ Corner on November 30th will bring together ROM researchers to celebrate their own photos, taken in the field. Every year, ROM researchers travel all over the globe: to explore, discover and study the marvels of the world around us. For this event, researchers from the ROM Centres for Discovery in Biodiversity, Earth & Space and Fossils and Evolution are coming together to share a selection of their photographs, along with specimens and stories, from the field. YOU can VOTE for the #1 photo and the ROM Photographer of the Year! Vote by clicking “Like” on your favourtie photo, the one with the most likes wins! Join the ROM on November 30th for this rare opportunity to see through the eyes of the research staff as they explore and explain our world!
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the ROM opens November 23rd, 2013 and runs to March 23, 2014. Exhibition ticket is $5 over the price of ROM general admission. Admission is free for ROM Members.
Canadian Geographic is the media sponsor and programming partner for this exhibition at the ROM.
For more information on the exhibition and the workshops visit www.rom.on.ca