Thursday, 16 September 2010

CALLING ALL UK PHOTOGRAPHERS 16 - 24

The John Muir Trust is a leading UK charity dedicated to the protection of wild land for both nature and people. Scottish-born John Muir inspired the name and ethos, as the first person to call for action to be taken to protect wild land, and an instrumental figure in the modern conservation movement. The Trust was founded in 1983 to safeguard the future of wild lands against development and to promote awareness and recognition of the value of such places. The John Muir Trust educates people about the value of wild places through the John Muir Award. It was started in 1997 to offer people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to learn about wild places.

The Trust has developed a new project to link young aspiring photographers with professional photographers to create a 20 month picture diary of an environmental project. There are only 20 places in the whole of the UK - and they have guaranteed one for Shetland.

For those interested in wildlife/ landscape photography it’s a fantastic opportunity with real career prospects. If you are aged between 16 and 24 and would be interested in participating please contact keithturner@shetland.gov.uk