Environmental Photography Award 2022

Winners announced 1st June 2022

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Environmental Photography Award was launched in 2021, in honour of the Foundation’s 15th anniversary. This annual award was created with the aim to reward photographers who put their creativity to good use in raising awareness on environmental protection.

Photographers will be invited to reflect on our relationship towards nature and interrelation between human health and planetary health.

The best photographs will be presented in the framework of an exhibition in the Principality of Monaco and tour in various locations around the world. They will also be displayed in a photography book which will be distributed to the Foundation’s partners and benefactors.

Touring Exhibition

Winning and shortlisted images will be featured in an outdoor exhibition in the Larvotto Promenade of Monaco, from June 1st to 30th. An opening event will take place in the presence of the members of the Award Jury and the Grand Prize winner.

The “Humanity & Wildlife” exhibition that followed the inaugural 2021 edition of the Award opened in Monaco in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and was met with great success. 46 of the best photographs selected by the Jury were presented in the Monaco Casino Gardens.

The exhibition has since traveled to Rome, on the Piazza del Campidoglio, with more than 70,000 visitors, and then to the Giardino dei Liburni, San Marino in 2021 where it had more than 13,000 visitors. Further exhibitions will be presented throughout 2022, with the aim of raising awareness of the need to preserve our planet.

© Eric Mathon

15 years of leading action for environmental protection

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco very early on promoted the ideal of a new relationship with nature and the various species with which we share our Earth. Aware that we were disrupting all the major planetary balances instead of safeguarding them, thus endangering the future of humanity, and having witnessed firsthand the profound upheavals wrought by the effects of climate change the Sovereign decided to become personally involved through His Foundation in order to amplify His action in favour of the environment.

Launched in 2006, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has become a leading NGO for the preservation and education of sustainable development on a global scale. For fifteen years, the Foundation has significantly contributed to almost 700 projects focused on three main domains of action – climate change, biodiversity and water, in three priority areas: the Mediterranean basin, the Polar Regions, and the Least Developed Countries.

The global crisis we are facing today urges us to form a new relationship with a nature we thought we dominated, and it shows us that We cannot exist without It. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has the strong conviction that together we can positively rise from this crisis. By joining forces, we can create a more sustainable world for the generations to come.

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