James Weir was recently presented with his award as winner of the Geographical Association Physical Geography Photography Award 2017.
The award was presented by Dan Raven Ellison - the ‘Guerrilla geographer and creative explorer’.
James’s winning submission was a photograph of Monument Creek, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA and was entitled: It’s all in the layers.
The national competition challenged students to tell a ‘landscape story’ via a photograph and an accompanying 250-word description outlining how physical geography created that landscape.
On James’s submission, the judging panel said: “Photographing a landscape from a low point is always a challenge, but this image admirably catches the vertical scale of the Grand Canyon and four major units of rock that have been exposed by its erosion. The succinct story captures how these rocks reflect changing environments and processes through time giving insights and developing the viewer’s imagination to interpret what otherwise might just appear to be big cliffs, so provoking us all to read more into the significance of layers wherever they appear in a landscape.”
Read more about James’s success in our News story.