Earth Photo exhibition at Stourhead

THE National Trust’s Stourhead near Mere is hosting the Royal Geographical Society, Earth Photo 2024 exhibition, from 24th June to 9th September. Earth Photo is an annual, international open-call exhibition and awards programme for images and films that tell stories about our planet.

Co-Directed by the Royal Geographical Society), Forestry England and Parker Harris, the programme reveals the narratives behind pictures, encouraging conversations about our world, its inhabitants, environments, and the changing climate.

Stourhead will be one of a number of National Trust properties and Forestry England sites to display the shortlisted artworks on a national tour. “We’re excited to be hosting this impactful exhibition sharing the work of talented photographers and telling stories of adaptation to, and impact of, our changing climate from around the world,” says Betsy Ogilvie, Stourhead senior visitor experience manager.

The shortlist of 31 photographers and 13 films has now been announced, illustrating striking stories from around the world. From burning landscapes and bodies of water to gulls, glaciers and garbage, the visual artworks take us across continents, giving a pertinent view of our interconnected environments and stimulating conversations about our environment and the impacts of climate change.

The Earth Photo 2024 winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Monday 17th June, at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London.

Photographs: Alex Cao, Boat flower in pollution; Johansen Arnfinn, Polar Bear; Elizabeth Woodger, Crimson flourish.