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July 25, 2012
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
International Conservation Photography Awards
Through November 25, 2012
Seattle – The International Conservation Photography Awards and the Burke Museum are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 ICP Awards. See the winning photographs at the ICP Awards exhibit, on view now through November 25 at the Burke Museum. The winning images can also be seen in the 2012 Gallery at www.icpawards.com.
Over 75 photos were chosen from more than 1,500 images submitted by amateur and professional photographers from 15 countries across the globe. A panel of five judges selected winning photographs in each of the nine categories. The photographs are conservation-focused, chosen in categories such as Wildlife, Landscape, Underwater, and Community at Risk, which examines environmental threats to urban areas. Capturing beautiful moments in the natural world from the Arctic to the South Seas, the photos connect us to the tiniest of creatures and enormous environmental changes. The competition and its award-winning photos inspire, educate, and encourage us all to consider our impacts on the world’s natural resources.
Community at Risk
Documenting a Conservation Project
1st Place: Cheryl-Samanatha Owen
Natural Environment at Risk
1st Place: Justin Gilligan
1st Place: Douglas Orton
1st Place: Harry Ableman
1st Place: Cristobal Serrano
1st Place: Cristobal Serrano
The 2012 International Conservation Photography Awards exhibit is organized by the Burke Museum in partnership with the ICP Awards. The exhibit is sponsored by 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, with support from: Kym Aughtry; Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation; The Mountaineers Foundation, Carl Skoog Memorial Fund; U.S. Bancorp Foundation; The Peg & Rick Young Foundation.
ICP Awards sponsors: Art 4 Vision Foundation; Art Wolfe; The Bullitt Foundation; Canon; Epson; Getty Images; Museum Quality Framing; Puget Soundkeeper Alliance; Robert P. Rotella Foundation; the Washington Environmental Council.
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