exhibitions & events:
Wildlife Photography 2013
|Location of the exhibition: Exploseum|
|Exhibition opens till: 2014-12-28|
The exhibition presents competition entries, showing the world’s best photographic depictions of nature. The event is organized every year - since 1965 - by two British institutions, boasting their achievements in discovery, popularization and protection of various forms of life on Earth - the Natural History Museum in London and BBC Worldwide.
The competition Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 is the biggest and most prestigious contest in the field of nature photography in the world – the works presented at the exhibition were chosen from almost 43,000 photographs (mostly digital), sent by over 4,000 photographers from 96 countries (including 68 photographers from Poland). The exhibition, through presentation of outstanding photographs, shows the splendor, dramatic effects and diversity of life on Earth, inspiring new generations to create visionary, expressive photographic interpretations of Nature.
The majority of nature photographers aspire to win an award in this competition. It is presented to both professionals and amateurs – when an excellent image contains a mix of vision, luck and knowledge of nature, which does not have to require the best equipment and traveling across the world. All photographs show not only the wide diversity of the natural world around us, but also tell us about the artistic talent and patience needed to become a world class wildlife photographer.
The present edition of the competition consisted of as many as 16 categories and 2 special prizes. The exhibition comprises exclusively photographs awarded and commended in these groups.
There are a hundred of them, taken by 75 photographers from 29 countries.
The photographer who took the most fascinating and memorable photo received the official title Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013. Works of young photographers, under age 17, were judged separately. Just like in the adult competition, the photographer who took the most interesting photo was presented with the official title Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013.
For nearly fifty years BBC Wildlife has been showing the wonders and beauty of Earth, its animals and wild places, highlighting also the fragility of our planet. Every month the magazine helps the readers to get closer to wildlife as well as understand, experience and enjoy the Nature – in the vicinity of home and in distant places – by showing spectacular photographs and fascinating reports.
“BBC Wildlife organized the Wildlife Photographer of the Year for the first time in 1965 and I am very proud of this excellent competition, which we can enjoy today” - Sophie Stafford, Editor-in-Chief of BBC Wildlife.
The Natural History Museum has over 70 million specimens, examined by over 300 full-time researchers and - throughout each year – by about 8,000 scientists from other institutions. It broadens the knowledge about nature, starting from exploration of deep sea biology through discovery of the origins of the solar system. It creates inspiring exhibitions in order to tell these tales about our planet, its history and life to those who depend on it.
“This exhibition is one of the most popular displays hosted by us. Visitors can see breathtaking pictures and find out about threats facing animals and plants of our planet. Protection of biodiversity of the Earth is the essence of the work carried out by the Museum” - Michael Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum.
Photography We invite to an exhibition prepared based on the collection of art photography of the Leon Wyczółkowski Regional Museum in Bydgoszcz on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Museum of Photography of the University of Economy. The vernissage will take place on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the building of the Museum of Photography of the University of Economy in Bydgoszcz, 14 Królowej Jadwigi Street.
Since the beginning of its activity, the Bydgoszcz Museum has been collecting photographs as an iconographic material for research on the history of our city and region. Art photographs have been collected only since 1995. The collection is developed in parallel in two groups, namely works of photographs tied to our region and photos taken by artists from other photographic circles, relevant to Polish photography. The collection totals almost 200 objects taken in various techniques during the 20th and 21st centuries. The exhibition presents more than fifty artworks focused on the relation between man and city.