Lens on the landscape

A new photography competition, Green of the Gorge, is being launched by the organisers of the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) in partnership with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. This award will celebrate plant life throughout the World Heritage Site, where the IGPOTY exhibition is on display at Jackfield Tile Museum until Monday 17 September.
Life and industry in the Gorge were very different in the 18th and 19th centuries, with natural resources used to fuel the Industrial Revolution. Since then, economics and globalisation have changed the social and natural landscape; woodlands, forests, fields and green space now cover the area.

Entrants are invited to capture the natural wonder of the Gorge through their camera’s lens and use plant life as a medium to highlight the history of what was once one of the most important industrial landscapes in the world.
Entries must be submitted online before Wednesday 31 October – visit igpoty.com/competitions/green-of-the-gorge-12/ for details.

Gorge Photo Contest
And on Saturday 4 August at Blists Hill Victorian Town, there’s a Garden Photography Workshop. Enjoy a day of lectures and practical expert tuition with Philip Smith, founder of IGPOTY. Tickets are £65 per person (including refreshments and entry to Blists Hill) from ironbridge.org.uk.

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