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Long Beach, California-based Epson announces that it is a global sponsor of the 2017 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition for the sixth consecutive year.
Epson is the exclusive printer and paper partner for the ongoing exhibition. The award-winning photographs will be displayed in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., allowing visitors to celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature through the art of photography.
In addition, Epson says it is enhancing its partnership with Nature’s Best this year through integrating projection mapping and large-scale projector imagery at the invitation-only awards ceremony and reception held at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on Nov. 16. Epson used its projectors to create brilliant, colorful displays during the private evening event to showcase the award-winning photography on a large-scale.
“It’s more important than ever to cultivate public interest in environmental conservation, and the annual Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards exhibition encourages the public to engage in celebrating the beauty that nature has to offer and thus be moved to preserve it,” says Steve Freligh, awards director. “The advanced technology of Epson printers, inks, papers-and this year, projectors-makes it possible to showcase the work of the talented photographers who capture the incredible spectacle of nature. Epson’s passion for providing prints of the highest quality allows us to share these inspiring photos and the stories they tell.”
Winners in the 22nd annual Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition were chosen from more than 26,000 entries from photographers. The exhibition showcased 60 images from the extraordinary work of outdoor photographers in 59 countries. The images, along with an accompanying HD video, were displayed as large format prints ranging in size from 2′ x 3′ to nearly 4′ x 6′ in the museum, which welcomes more than seven million visitors annually.
The exhibition prints were created on a 44-inch Epson wide-format printer.
To watch a video filmed by Daisy Gilardini, winner in the conservation story category, click HERE.
To view a video from Nick Dunlop, winner in the nature in motion category, click HERE.
To view all the photos including honorable mention, click HERE