The Travel Photographer of the Year free exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London is proving hugely popular with visitors. And, in response to demand, the exhibition has been extended for a further two weeks, and will now run until Sunday 2nd September. In addition, from now until August 11th the exhibition will be open until 8pm every day, after which it will open from 9.30am-5pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sundays.
Featuring the winning images from the 2011 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards, with all the stories behind the pictures, along with historic images from the Royal Geographical Society's archives and a series of special showcases, the free to view exhibition is drawing large numbers of visitors. And they are loving what they see, with thousands of photography lovers of all ages and from a wide range of countries enjoying the chance to view some of the best contemporary travel images around, set alongside fascinating archive shots.
Visitor book comments include:
'We just passed by and saw the exhibition from the outside. By a one moment decision we changed our plans and went in. WHAT A GREAT DECISION! Thanks for a wonderful experience.' (from three tourists from Israel)
'A fantastic voyage of discovery through countries and cultures.'
'What a beautiful collection of photos, and it's free! These pictures are incredible, inspiring and encourage travel and the study of the fascinating subject of geography!' (Phoebe - aged 16)
'Went to the National Portrait Gallery this morning, but you've got pictures here which are so much more expressive of 'La condition humaine'. Congratulations!'
'Our best unplanned exhibition - the best photo exhibition we have seen.' (from two Danish girls)
Also proving popular is the TPOTY shop in the exhibition gallery, where visitors are snapping up a range of postcards, greetings cards and prints, together with copies of ‘Journey Four', the new book from TPOTY, which features many of the images in the exhibition.
Travel Photographer of the Year at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is free to enter.