Posted on Dec 2, 2019
The winning images include historic sites, landmarks and ruins from all around the globe.
Supported by History Hit, Historic England, History, the Association for Historical Fine Art Photography and All About History, 2019’s Historic Photographer of the Year competition has been outstanding.
Entries were judged on originality, composition and technical proficiency, as well as on the story behind the submission and its historical impact.
The Overall Winner was Stéphane Hurel’s photograph of the ruins of the Arromanches Mulberry Harbour in Normandy, while The Historic England category was won by JP Appleton with his shot of the Victorian-era Roker Pier. History’s Short Filmmaker of the Year was awarded to Dibs McCallum for a short documentary exploring the ruins of the RAF Barnham nuclear weapons storage facility.
Commenting on the awards, judge Dan Snow said: “When it comes to evocative, breathtaking imagery that makes you truly consider the world around you, historic and cultural photography is hard to beat. The wonderful entries we’ve seen in this year’s awards highlight everything from the haunting remains of the Normandy beaches to astonishing shots of ancient forts and exceptional imagery from a lost industrial past. It reminds people that exploring history is an adventure, where you stumble across decaying remnants of the past and remember the incredible stories that took place all around us.”
Header image Arromanches Mulberry Harbour in Normandy by Stéphane Hurel
Image Victorian era Roker Pier by JP Appleton
All of this year’s entries can be viewed in the HPOTY gallery.
For more information, please visit the Historic Photographer of the Year website.