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Courtesy of Alessandro Cinque

BarTur  Award for Climate

The existential risk of our century, and we are running out of time.


Courtesy of Alexander Bronfer

Our survival on this planet, and indeed the survival of any living thing on this planet is in question and somehow nothing seems to change.

Our own heedless lifestyles contribute to the degradation of our land, oceans, and atmosphere. 

Great photographers are still at work, capturing beauty under threat, and drawing attention to the ravages of global warming. 

The BarTur Photo Award is looking for work that can bring issues of Climate Change back to the forefront of discussion and attention. We welcome work that is hard to digest, challenges our naivety, work that exposes the impact of our reckless actions on people, animals, land and ocean to make us stop and think... 


Courtesy of Katie Orlinsky


The Climate Change theme is dedicated to Professor Chris Wainwright (1955 - 2017) was Pro Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London (2007 to 2016) and one of the founding members of the BarTur Award in 2011. Chris’ artistic practice encompassed photography, performance and installation to address pressing issues of climate change and he often worked with various institutions on research and artistic practice that explored how these environmental issues could be addressed worldwide. Every year one of our Climate Change Winners is awarded The Chris Wainwright Award for Climate Change, which is generously supported by Chris' widow, Anne Lydiat. 

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