Forestry England’s outdoor exhibition showing images from Earth Photo shortlisted works is set to open in Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest from 7 July to 13 October 2023. Created in 2018 by Forestry England, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Parker Harris, Earth Photo is a world-leading programme engaging with still and moving image makers to showcase the issues affecting the climate and life on our planet.
The Bedgebury Pinetum exhibition will display 30 of the 50 final shortlisted entries by 55 photographers and filmmaker, allowing visitors to view the stunning images in a beautiful forest setting. They include a dramatic image by award winner Filippo Ferraro of olive trees ablaze in southern Italy, their sculptural silhouettes lit up by flames, showing the vulnerability of the olive groves and the livelihoods they support.
Beautiful images by photographer Clare Hewitt, who won the Climate of Change award category, also feature in the exhibition. Clare’s exquisite images of a germinating acorn and the connected fungal networks beneath the surface of woodlands highlight the interconnectedness of trees and the richness of woodland habitats.
More information on the Bedgebury Pinetum exhibition is available on the Forestry England website