Females Top 2007 Travel Photography of the Year Contest

Photos by Cat Vinton, Travel Photographer of the Year 2007

Cat Vinton has emerged as Travel Photographer of the Year 2007, besting hundreds of other photographers from 51 countries for the £50,000 ($100,000) prize package and making her the first female overall winner of the international photo competition.

Cat’s beautiful panoramic images of the snowy Norwegian landscape and evocative shots of a Nomadic family captivated the judging panel.

She wins an Apple MacBook with Aperture software, Adobe CS3 Web Premium software, a £2,500 TPOTY grant, and a Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio book. Capping her package of prizes is the chance to photograph His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in a journey to Dharamsala, India, organized by High & Wild.

The Young TPOTY category (for photographers aged 16 and under) has also been won by a female, 14 year-old Luna Malka from Canada. Luna’s imaginative images on the theme ‘Fragile Earth’ won for her a prize package which includes a £500 TPOTY bursary, a Wacom Intuos3 A5 wide pen tablet, Adobe Photoshop CS3 + Lightroom and a Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio book. Her winning images will be displayed at a TPOTY exhibition hosted by Adventure Ecology at The Exposure Gallery in London.

[Site: TPOTY.com]
Photos: Cat Vinton

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.