11 Jun 2016

potret alam


Bidikan potret alam sekitar



Merenung ke luar tingkap kaca yang berdebu dan kotor, tiga pekerja pengutip batu kerikil mengalami kesukaran melihat sepanjang melakukan rutin harian di Chittagong, Bangladesh.


Ia antara 60 gambar yang terpilih daripada 10,000 penyertaan dari 70 negara untuk dipamerkan dalam pameran tahunan Jurugambar Alam Sekitar Atkins CIWEM.

Acara berprestij itu yang berlangsung di Royal Geographical Society di Kensington, London, dibuka pada 29 Jun lalu dan akan mempamerkan rakaman gambar serta filem alam sekitar terbaik.

Gambar lain dalam koleksi menakjubkan itu dirakam jurugambar profesional dan amatur dari pelbagai peringkat umur - termasuk dua pekerja berdiri dalam relau ketika membuat baja dan makanan ikan di Bengal Barat.


Sementara itu, rakaman banjir yang melanda Britain akibat hujan lebat pada 2015 juga tidak ketinggalan dipertandingkan.


Gambar bidikan lensa Steve Morgans merakam saat Jambatan Hebden di Lembah Calder tenggelam akibat banjir pada Boxing Day antara gambar yang dipilih untuk dipertandingkan.

Pertandingan itu yang menyaksikan juara membawa pulang £3,000 (RM18,113), menjadi galakan kepada penyertaan yang memberi inspirasi kepada penduduk di dunia supaya mula menjaga alam sekitar.



Pemenang akan diumumkan ketika pratonton pameran di London pada bulan depan.

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Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition

A shortlist of 60 exceptional environmental photographs will go on show at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 29 June to 22 August 2016.

These are from a submission of approximately ten thousand images by photographers and filmmakers from across seventy countries internationally. The exhibition will then tour to Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, supported by Forestry Commission England.

The selected photographs and films reflect the urgent environmental and social concerns that surround us today: topics include recent natural catastrophes induced by the changing climate, the effects of population growth on the urban environment, and the resourceful ways in which the human race is preserving the earth’s biodiversity.

Launched in 2007 by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), and sponsored by Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition provides an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and film, by both amateurs and professionals. Atkins and CIWEM aim to inspire a global audience to think differently about contemporary social and environmental issues, including sustainable development, pollution and human rights.

Terry Fuller, CIWEM Chief Executive, observes: “Each year we are delighted to receive such a huge number of outstanding entries from photographers and film makers who are inspired by the environment. The competition embodies CIWEM’s core aims to improve water and environmental management and raise awareness of the associated social and cultural issues.

The images from the EPOTY competition highlight the most urgent challenges we face, remind us of the importance of our work and inspire us to do better. We look forward to sharing the images with CIWEM members and the public at this year’s much anticipated exhibition.”

The entries were judged on impact, relevance, originality and technical ability by a distinguished panel comprising:

Ben Aviss – Acting Editor of BBC Earth UK

Ian Dunn – Chief Operating Officer at the University of Southampton; former Chief Executive of the Galapagos Conservation Trust

Dr David Haley – Senior Research Fellow, Director – Ecology In Practice, Route Leader MA Art as Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University

Tim Parkin – Landscape photographer and Editor of On Landscape

Hayley Skipper – National Arts Development Programme Manager, Forestry Commission England

“Year on year, it just gets better and better”, says David Haley, one of the 2016 selectors. “Again, I was amazed at the diversity of subject matter and the diversity of photographers – seeing the extraordinary within the mundane and revealing the way extreme environments are becoming the new normal.”

Nick Roberts, Atkins’ UK & Europe chief executive officer, comments on the exhibition: “In recent years the world has witnessed a rapid shift in population patterns and levels of migration that very few could have predicted. This, coupled with the continued effects of climate change and the accelerated influence of technology and data on our cities, poses big questions about what the future will hold for people and their environments as we know them today.

Through this competition, talented individuals have captured some of these complex issues; ones that our own engineers, designers and data specialists are tackling each day. By embracing new and emerging technology such as drones, AI, data mapping and more, I’m confident we will discover and implement innovative and sustainable solutions that not only respond to the environmental challenges of today, but help predict those of the future.”

Prizes will be announced on 28 June 2016 at 7.15pm, in a ceremony presented by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. This year there are three specific prize themes – Built Environment, Changing Climate, and People, Nature and Economy:

Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year: £3000
Atkins CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 25): £1000
Atkins CIWEM Environmental Film of the Year: £500
Atkins Built Environment Award: Photographer in residence for 12 month opportunity capturing Atkins major projects
CIWEM Changing Climate Award: £500, plus showcase of portfolio in one issue of The Environment Magazine
Forestry Commission England People, Nature and Economy Award: £1000, plus showcase of portfolio in one of England’s Public Forests



Exhibition information:

Venue: Royal Geographical Society

Dates: 29 June – 22 August 2016

Address: 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR (main entrance on Exhibition Road)

Opening times: 10.00am – 5.00pm daily

Admission: Free

Nearest tube: South Kensington

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 3000

Web: www.epoty.org

Twitter: @EPOTYcomp #EPOTY16

For further details about the exhibition, please contact exhibition organisers, Parker Harris: Tel. +44 (0) 1372 462190, email. epoty@parkerharris.co.uk

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Winner of the Atkins City Scape Award 2014. Faisal Azim, Life in the circle, 2013. Thanks to Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year

2015 Winner
Winner of the Atkins Ciwem Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015: Uttam Kamati with ‘Watering Melon’

Kamati’s winning photo depicts a husband and wife watering watermelon saplings on the Teesta river bed, in West Bengal, India. Kamati is an amateur photographer and filmmaker from India, who captures the work of humanitarian projects, transforming these endeavours into candid, touching scenes

Photograph: Uttam Kamati/2015 Atkins Ciwem Environmental 


Winner of the Atkins Ciwem Young Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015: Bhar Dipayan with ‘Families are living under the Bridge’

Dipayan works in Kolkata, India, and has been a photographer for four years, slowly building up recognition in his own country and abroad for his intimate images of daily life in the developing world

Photograph: Dipayan Bhar/2015 Atkins Ciwem Environmental Photographer of the Year

Winner of the Atkins Cityscape Prize: Michael Theodoric with ‘Enjoy’

The image shows a man enjoying the view of Jakarta from his hotel room

Photograph: Michael Theodoric /2015 Atkins Ciwem Environmental Photographer of the Year

Winner of the Forestry Commission England Exhibition Award: Esme Allen for her series entitled ‘Eden Restored - The Mesopotamian Marshes of Iraq’

The marshes were drained by Saddam Hussein, forcing their inhabitants to flee to neighbouring countries. They were not only home to the Marsh Arabs but also to a huge variety of birds and wildlife. After Saddam’s downfall local people smashed part of the dam walls and the water once again covered the dry land; many of the Marsh Arabs have now returned to live in a traditional way on the water

Photograph: Esme Allen/2015 Atkins Ciwem Environmental Photographer of the Year

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