Network Rail continues its support for the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year competition with the opening of an exhibition of the best entries from 2016 launching at London Waterloo station this evening (Monday 21 November).
Network Rail’s continues its support for the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year competition with the opening of an exhibition of the best entries from 2016 launching at London Waterloo station on this evening (Monday 21 November).
More than 60 winning and selected images from this year’s competition will feature in the free exhibition, alongside a digital display of all 153 images commended by the judges from the many thousands of entries. Station users will be able to enjoy photographs ranging from scenic views of Cumbrian wilderness, through to atmospheric shots of iconic structures such as the Forth Bridge.
The exhibition includes the 2016 winner of the Network Rail ‘Lines in the Landscape’ award, which aims to find the photography that best captures the spirit of today's railway as it relates to the landscape around it. Photographed by Francis Taylor, the winning image is a beautifully composed shot of sunshine breaking through clouds over the Ribblehead Viaduct in North Yorkshire.
Commenting on his win, Francis Taylor said:
"I am absolutely thrilled to have won this year’s Network Rail Award. As a passionate landscape photographer it has been my long standing goal to be featured in this prestigious competition, so to win a category feels amazing! To have my image of the viaduct chosen as the category winner is a real honour, as it is a location that has always inspired me. The sheer scale of the construction, the remarkable work that went into its completion and the stunning setting make this a winning location for me.”
The Landscape Photographer of the Year is an annual competition for both amateur and professional photographers and offers a top prize of £10,000. Now in its 10th year, the competition was founded by renowned landscape photographer Charlie Waite and aims to highlight the very best imagery of Britain’s beautiful rural and urban scenery.
David Biggs, managing director of Network Rail Property, said:
“As part of our Railway Upgrade Plan, we’re committed to making our stations exceptional places to visit and so we’re delighted to host this exhibition of some of the most stunning images of Britain’s scenery in many of our biggest and busiest railway stations. We hope that the millions of visitors and passengers who use them will enjoy and be inspired by the breath-taking images on show.
After its residency at London Waterloo station, the free exhibition will tour the UK, visiting the following Network Rail stations:
- London Bridge: 20 February to 11 March
- Glasgow Central: 13 March – 25 March
- Liverpool Lime St: 27 March – 8 April
- Manchester Piccadilly: 10 April – 22 April
- Leeds – 24 April – 13 May
- Birmingham New St: 15 May – 27 May
- Charing Cross: 29 May – 10 June
- Paddington: 12 June – 24 June
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10th Anniversary Book
A 10th anniversary photographic book was published this October by the AA and will also be showcased and for sale at exhibition venues. The book features 10 years of the best photographs of Britain’s fantastic scenery from the lenses of photographers around the world.
About Network Rail
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Every day, there are more than 4.7 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.
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