The world-renowned exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, makes its Brisbane Powerhouse debut on Saturday 1 September as part of an international tour.
The 100 extraordinary images celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years.
Brisbane Powerhouse is proud to present an exhibition of this scale and prestige to the public for FREE.
“2018 is the first year Brisbane Powerhouse will present this esteemed exhibition as the exclusive exhibition venue in Queensland. We look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the state to experience the best wildlife photography from around the world,” said Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic Director, Kris Stewart.
Winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries highlighting its enduring appeal.
The Natural History Museum tour the 100 award-winning images internationally to help raise awareness about biodiversity and sustainability.
“Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of our most successful touring exhibitions, enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. The awarded images shine a spotlight on nature photography as a work of art, whilst raising questions about our crucial role in shaping a sustainable future,” said Sir Michael Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibits exclusively in Queensland at Brisbane Powerhouse from Saturday 1 September – Sunday 4 November, admission free. For more information, go to brisbanepowerhouse.org.