The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) is delighted to announce that Michele Palazzi has been awarded the Environmental Photographer of the Year Award 2013 for his image entitled Gone with the Dust #02. His striking and emotive prize-winning image shows a young boy dressed as Spider-Man, and his sister, stuck in a sandstorm in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.
Palazzi, who is from Rome, Italy, was awarded £5,000 by CIWEM’s President, Paul Hillman, at a private awards ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society on 9 April 2013.
CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013 is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and video. Honouring amateurs and professionals of all ages, it provides an opportunity for photographers to share images of environmental and social issues with international audiences, and to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality.
This powerful and thought provoking exhibition of outstanding environmental, social and natural photographs by international photographers and filmmakers will be on display at the Royal Geographical Society, London from 10 April – 3 May 2013, touring to Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Forestry Commission England, in Cumbria from 25 May – 1 September 2013, culminating at CIWEM’s new headquarters, conference and members’ facility in Farringdon, London in Autumn 2013.
1. Michele Palazzi, Gone with the Dust #02 (First Prize).