Tuesday June 4th, 2019

Nature’s Values winning images on show in the Longshed 8-12 June

A photographic competition ‘Nature’s Value’ has been a tremendous success in its first year; the 20 winning images will be exhibited on the John Gibbins Gallery 8-12 June.

Over two hundred images were submitted across 4 categories in the competition which was supported by the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths AONB. Entrants were asked to convey the value of nature through an image of East Anglia. Beyond this, the brief was deliberately flexible, to accommodate different perspectives on what and how nature delivers for people and place.

The competition stemmed from The Suffolk Pioneer Project, set up to inform government policy to improve the state of the natural environment within a generation.  The value of nature fits this framework because evidence shows that the environment has been degraded as a consequence of people taking it for granted. If we can see and discuss the value of nature, we can inform the choices and decisions we take. The Pioneer project wanted to understand what the value of nature is to the people of East Anglia and to start a conversation.

7 winners, including judges’ choice and overall winner emerged. These, alongside a further 13 Highly Commended images  will be exhibited in The Longshed, Woodbridge between Saturday 8th and Wednesday 12th of June before the exhibition moves to Ipswich County library from June 17th.

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