US photographer Louis Montrose bagged the 2011 International Travel Photographer of the Year Award for his work in Burkina Faso and Mexico.
Montrose’ images were selected from thousands of entries to win the award.
According to the organisers, he won for two “striking, and very different, portfolios; one documenting life in a painted village in Burkina Faso, and the other depicting the Dia de los Muertos Festival in Oaxaca, Mexico.”
The winning images, as well as a selection of other images from the awards’ category, and the commended photographers, will go on show at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 21st June to 19th August 2012.
The Young Travel Photographer of the Year award went to 17-year-old German, Arne Hansen for his portfolio depicting the physical impact of travel on nature. While 17 year-old British photographer, Joel Biddle took the honours in Young TPOTY 15-18, and also won the TPOTY/Young Photographers Alliance Emerging Talent Award, for his abstract images on the category theme of ‘Green’. Italy’s Edgard de Bono won the New Talent award.