Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari News

Steve Liddiard has been named overall winner of the Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021, for his photo of the Whiteford Point Lighthouse in the Gower Peninsula, Wales.

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari NewsImage source, Steve Liddiard

“The lighthouse was built in 1865 to a design by John Bowen, of Llanelli, to mark the shoals of Whiteford Point, replacing an earlier piled structure of 1854, of which nothing remains,” explains Mr Liddiard.

“It is the only wave-swept cast iron tower of this size in Britain.”

Entries to the competition were judged on originality, composition and technical proficiency alongside the story behind the submission and its historical impact.

“The awards demonstrate the huge dedication that entrants often go to when trying to capture that perfect shot, whether rising in the dead of night to capture the perfect sunrise or climbing, hiking and trekking their way to discover far-flung places from our past,” said broadcaster and historian Dan Snow, who was a competition judge.

The Historic England category was won by Sam Binding’s view of the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol during a misty sunrise (below).

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari NewsImage source, Sam Binding

“I regularly take my dog for a walk at sunrise in Bristol,” said Mr Binding.

“The bridge acts as a gateway to the city, and mist adds a magic quality to an already stunning scene.”

The Where History Happened category went to Iain McCallum for his drone picture of the shipwrecks of the Wastdale H and Arkendale H, which tragically collided in the River Severn in October 1960 (below).

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari NewsImage source, Iain McCallum

Here is a selection of shortlisted images from this year’s competition.

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari News

The Shambles, York, England, by David Oxtaby

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari NewsImage source, David Oxtaby
, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari News

Hereford Cathedral, England, by Jo Borzsony

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari News
, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari NewsImage source, Jo Borzsony
, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari News

Sunkenkirk, Lake District, England, by Matthew Turner

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari NewsImage source, Matthew James Turner
, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari News

Remains of the Kingdom of Commagene, Mount Nemrut, Turkey, by Mehmet Masum Suer

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari NewsImage source, Mehmet Masum Suer
, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari News

Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany, by Michael Welch

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari NewsImage source, Michael Welch
, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari News

Battersea Power Station, London, by Pete Edmunds

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari NewsImage source, Pete Edmunds
, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari News

Corfe Castle, England, by Sam Binding

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari NewsImage source, Sam Binding
, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari News

Bamburgh Castle, England, by Scott Antcliffe

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari NewsImage source, Scott Antcliffe
, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari News

Brewery Shaft, Nenthead Mines, England, by Tom McNally

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari NewsImage source, Tom McNally
, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari News

The Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima, Japan, by Wayne Budge

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari NewsImage source, Wayne Budge
, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari News

1973 US Navy C-117D, in Iceland, by Yevhen Samuchenko

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari NewsImage source, Yevhen Samuchenko
, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari News

Hadrian’s Wall, England, by Kayleigh Blair

, Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed, The Habari NewsImage source, Kayleigh Blair

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