Beautiful photos from ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year 2021’ are to be displayed at Network Rail stations, including photos of gentle riversides and magical footpaths.
The free exhibition is to start at London Bridge and stay on show until 9th January 2022; before moving onto the liveliest and largest stations, including Leeds, Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly, and Edinburgh Waverley.
Here are the stations and when to see the exhibition:
- London Bridge 15th November – 9th January
- Liverpool Street 10th January – 23rd January
- Leeds 24th January – 6th February
- Edinburgh Waverley 7th February – 20th February
- Manchester Piccadilly 21st February – 6th March
- Birmingham New Street 7th March – 20th March
- Reading 21st March – 3rd April
- Paddington 4th April – 17th April
- Waterloo 18th April – 1st May
‘Lines in the Landscape’ category, which focuses on the spirit of today’s railway and the landscape it sits in, supported by Network Rail, is also included in the exhibition. The winning image for the ‘lines’ category showing a steam engine travelling across the Inverness-shire Glenfinnan Viaduct by Malcolm Blenkey is on display.
In its 14th year, the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition is open to amateurs and professionals who wish to share their striking and lovely photos of landscapes and cityscapes in the UK. The competition is split into four categories plus an under 18s youth section, with a top prize of £10,000.
For those who like me love to take photos, get ‘clicking’ next year’s competition opens soon – 6th January to 5th May 2022. For more details, please see the Landscape Photographer of the Year website.
Commenting on his win, Malcolm said: “I am absolutely delighted to have won this year’s Lines in the Landscape category. As a passionate photographer, it’s an honour to receive this recognition, particularly as the standard and talent in the competition is so high. Set in the West Highlands, Glenfinnan Viaduct is a really special location to capture.”
Awards founder, Charlie Waite, said: “The British landscape, both rural and urban, attracts UK residents and visitors from all over the world and these awards showcase its wonderfully diverse appeal – captured by some of the country’s most talented photographers. It is very probable that every visitor will have brought a crucially important item in their luggage – a camera. In my view, photography has become the people’s new common language. The camera offers an opportunity to embrace an experience in the form of a photograph. It allows everyone to hold on to and fully own precious moments.”
Stuart Kirkwood, group director of property at Network Rail, commented: “We are committed to making our stations exceptional and engaging places that not only appeal to people travelling through these spaces but also attract surrounding communities too. That’s why we are delighted to host this exhibition – celebrating Britain’s magnificent scenery – in some of our biggest stations. We hope our visitors will enjoy and be inspired by the world-class photography on display.”