International Garden Photographer of the Year
Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
With a Foreword by Andrew Lawson
This eagerly anticipated sixth collection of finalists brings together an exceptional group of photos, ranging from a split-second shot of hummingbird wings to eerily beautiful x-rays of flowers. Photos spill across the pages, allowing readers to pore over every detail. And though the beauty of the images can speak for itself, each photo comes with descriptions that tell how the photographer caught each moment and what camera and settings were used. The collection reminds us that despite advances in technology, the people behind the cameras are still the true talent.
This year’s best photos will be shown in exhibitions across the world, with shows in New York City, London, Edinburgh, Sydney, Nuremburg, Lisbon, and more. With a winning combination of beautiful images and insight into the photographer’s process, this collection will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of any gardener, nature lover, or photography enthusiast.
“The book's pleasingly broad definition of 'garden photography' includes close-ups of leaves, insects, blooms and birds; the generous definition of 'garden' accommodates backyard plots, formal gardens like those at Prior Park in Bath, Czech farmland, and even the blobby, velvety green 'cushion plants' . . . in the arid mountains of Chile.”
Introduction by Philip Smith
International Garden Photographer of the Year 2013
Wildlife in the Garden
The Beauty of Plants
Greening the City
The Bountiful Earth
Tress, Woods and Forests
Young Garden Photographer of the Year
Photo Projects Finalists
Photo Projects Commended