The Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) awards is an award for any budding photographer from amateur to expert. The organisations is managed by photographers for photographers and offer some great awards for prestigious winners.
The biggest award is the extensive exposure each photographer will receive such as books, photographer profiles and exhibitions. As well as the various media activities that TYOTY get involved in, the winning photographers will have their work showcased around the world, helping to cement established photographers careers and kick-start others. In 2016 and 2017 their tour exhibitions were seen by an outstanding 250,000 visitors. This years exhibitions have been visited by a mammoth 1.8 million people so it is a great chance for all photographers to display their talents.
Judged by experts in their field these unique awards give prestige and integrity for those that even managed to be short listed.
This years winner is Stefano Pensotti, who started talking photos when he was a child. At age 14 he began to learn the darkroom techniques and exploring the art form. It eventually led that photography was his reason for travelling. He is a semi-professional photographer who has traveled over 50 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. His images are both rich and diverse and his portfolio has earned him this years Travel Photographer of the Year award 2018.