Environmental Photographer of the Year 2021 Winners revealed at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)
Spanish photographer Antonio Aragón Renuncio has won the top prize of Environmental Photographer of the Year 2021 for his photo titled “The rising tide sons”, which shows a child sleeping inside his house destroyed by coastal erosion on Afiadenyigba beach in Ghana. The photo shines a spotlight on the rising sea-levels in West-African countries, which has forced thousands of people to leave their homes.
The Young Environmental Photographer of the Year was awarded to Amaan Ali from India, for his work titled “Inferno” showing a boy fighting surface fires in a forest near his home in Yamuna Ghat, New Delhi, India. Additional winners were recognised in 5 categories:
- Environments of the Future: Flood, Michele Lapini, 2020
- Sustainable Cities: Net-Zero transition – Photobioreactor, Simone Tramonte, 2020
- Climate Action: The Last breath, Kevin Ochieng Onyango, 2021
- Water and Security: Green barrier, Sandipani Chattopadhyay, 2021
- The Resilient Award: Survive for alive, Ashraful Islam, 2021
EPOTY 2021 received over 7000 images from over 120 nations that tell the stories of the climate and ecological emergency and the people rising to the challenge such as:
As part of the Road to the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) and United Nations Climate Change Conference, the Environmental Photographer of the Year 2021 provides an international platform to raise awareness for the environmental issues that put our planet at risk. Entries closed on 31 July 2021 and winners were announced at COP26.
03-11 Nov | New York Times Climate Hub exhibition | Glasgow
09-10 Nov | Floodex Exhibition | Excel Centre | London