Travel Photographer of the Year 2012
By Andrew Hudson Published: December 7, 2012 Updated: November 26, 2013
Dark and moody won the day at this year’s Travel Photographer of the Year awards.
“Bad weather has made the sun shine on British photographer Craig Easton. His four evocative, moody images of the ‘dreich’ — an old Scottish word to describe wet, miserable, dank weather — have secured him this year’s Cutty Sark Award for the overall winner of the Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY). Craig beat entrants from over 90 countries to win the world’s leading travel photography competition with these ‘dreich’ landscapes and an elegant series of four striking silhouettes of people in Paris. He is the first British photographer to take the Travel Photographer of the Year title since 2007.”
— Travel Photographer of the Year press release, December 7, 2012
“TPOTY is the photo contest that’s run by photographers for photographers. It’s open to photographers from all countries; amateur or professional, beginner or expert, young or old, we have categories to suit you all! And it’s judged by leading photography experts and offers fantastic prizes from our very supportive sponsors, including travel adventures, photographic equipment and photographic tuition.”
— Travel Photographer of the Year website