Professional travel photographers go to places that people don’t get to go and they get to experience and see life from the lens that are amazing, beautiful and unique. Standing on the shoulders of great travel photographers like Margaret Bourke White, Robert Copa, Palani Mohan or Marie Hennechar, are today’s photo artists. There are no limits to a travel photographer’s portfolio because life is their canvas.
Travel photographer’s pictures are a visual image of life whose focus is different and artistic. Professional travel photographers usually work for themselves toward a book deal or to build a portfolio. They also generally work for a variety of publication employers in the field of natural graphic magazines, museums, travel, humanity organizations, governments and nature organizations.
The theatrical world also employs professional photographers to capture their stage presentations, such as in The Book of Mormon through photographer Johan Persson who is a travel photojournalist. The Book of Mormon box office has seen continual interest in this musical when photographer’s circulate their pictures of stage performers for billboards and flyers.
The best list of all time travel photographers would be exemplified through an organization that annually honors their top photographic artists. Trying to choose just a few of the best of the best is limiting great travel photographers, which is why the ten year old TPOTY (Travel Photographer of the Year) organization is a great start.
Beginning with years 2012 and going back to 2009 are the winners of the top travel photographers award, respectively:
2012 winner is British travel photographer is Craig Easton. He was born in Scotland, but his home has been Great Britain. His amazingly beautiful 20 year experience in travel photography has included landscapes, people, cars and structures. Easton won from among 90 other entrants to win the Travel Photographer of the Year.
Louis Montrose of the United States won the TPOTY in 2011 with his capture of people, landscapes and cultures of China, India, Morocco, Latin America and the western U.S. This photos have become part of TV and movie documentaries.
The 2010 TPOTY winner was Larry Louie of Canada. Dr. Louie is a physician of optometry and he has made his life’s work of restoring and healing eyesight’s of indigenous people around the world, part of his photographic work. His photography displays the strength and courage of all the people he meets as a doctor and a photojournalist. He has received numerous awards through the National Geographic Society and humanitarian societies.
GMB Akash from Bangladesh, won the 2009 travel photography award by travelling internationally to show, in vivid colorful detail, the heart of a country and its people. GMB Akash is globally renowned with international awards and has been published in leading global magazines in fashion, nature, top news and financial publications. As a travel photographer, his work shows the plight of people who ordinarily would not be heard or seen.
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Article by Kate Lawson
This guest post is written by Kate Lawson, aspiring filmmaker and collector of super hero memorabilia! She also enjoy cooking and occasionally, sketching. She works for Boxoffice.co.uk and writes articles on Book of Mormon box office, theatre reviews, Travel, sports, Fashion, Lifestyle etc.