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This stunning paperback showcases the winners and best entries for the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. It accompanies a major exhibition from May 18 through September 2, 2013 at The New York Botanical Garden exploring a world of wellness and the healing power of plants. Also, during 2013 there will be International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibitions at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in October; Sydney Botanical Gardens, Sydney, in August; Fulham Palace and Bankside Gallery, London, in April and July respectively; and Schlossdennenlohe, Nuremburg, Germany, in May.
Themed on images of a green planet The International Garden Photographer of the Year (www.igpoty.com
) is a unique competition that is open to both professional and amateur photographers worldwide showcasing stunning images encompassing landscape, nature and wildlife, still life and portrait photography as it relates to plants and gardening. There are nine subject categories for the 2013 competition – The Beauty of Plants, Beautiful Gardens, Wildlife in the Garden, Breathing Spaces, Bountiful Earth, Trees Woods Forests, Wildflower Landscapes, Greening the City and Photo Projects plus the and Young Garden Photographer of the Year - with significant awards for single images and portfolios. The book features all the winning pictures as well as the best of the rest. This book is an inspirational primer for all aspiring plant, natural history and garden photographers.
is a professional photographer and co-founder of International Garden Photographer of the Year. Since its inception in 2008, the project has developed into the world's premier showcase for plant, garden and environmental photography. Philip organises the annual exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which attracts thousands of visitors, as well shows in botanic gardens, galleries and world heritage sites across Great Britain, USA, Australia, Italy, Germany and Portugal. Philip runs workshops in garden photography.