Bronze / 2019 / Nature / Wildlife

'Peace', taken from the 'Fading From View' series

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Wildlife
  • Photographer
    PAUL COGHLIN

The increasing spread of humans around planet Earth is continuing to have a severe impact on the rest of the natural world. “Fading From View” is a portrait series of endangered or vulnerable “big cats”, whose numbers in the wild, for some species, have dwindled to just a few tens of animals.The intent of the series is to encourage us to imagine the last animal of a species literally fading from view, into extinction, as it walks away into a jungle or open plain; and for us to feel that terrible loss, as though these were some of the last ever portraits taken of that dying animal species.

Paul Coghlin FBIPP is a fine-art photographer based in Suffolk in the UK.

His images have appeared regularly in publications and international exhibitions, including the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in London and AIPAD, New York.

Among a number of prestigious national and international awards, he has also twice received the Professional Photographer of the Year award from the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP); in 2010 and again in 2013.

In 2012 Paul received a Fellowship from the BIPP, attained for distinguished and exceptional ability and creativity.