It was a career highlight to produce five editions of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year portfolio, the annual record of the finest in wildlife and natural history photography. I worked closely with the competition team at the Natural History Museum, BBC Wildlife magazine and the esteemed competition judge (and the book’s editor) Roz Kidman Cox, to ensure the book (which contained the details of the winners) could be unveiled at the awards dinner in October. It was always thrilling (and, I’ll admit, very nerve-wracking) to be present when the guests were given a copy of the book at the end of the ceremony, and saw their pictures in print for the first time.
I employed colour management across the digital files for the book, exhibition and merchandising, working on colour matching across the project and producing guidelines for non-book print suppliers and others to follow.
The annual co-edition print run, catering for countries hosting the touring version of the exhibition, was always a complicated undertaking, but it was satisfying to have the opportunity to refine practices with each edition.
Now in its 50th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography. The competition is co-owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth – the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine.
There is a major exhibition at the Natural History Museum that tours worldwide throughout the year. The winning images appear on this website, in BBC Wildlife Magazine and publications worldwide. As a result, the photographs are now seen by millions.Portfolio