WORLD PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2014
Southbank Centre Foyer Spaces143 award-winning photographs from the World Press Photo Competition have been on show at the South Bank during November. It's an annual international competition which started in 1955 and this year attracted entries from a record 5,754 photographers from 132 countries.
Kacper Kowalski won Second Prize in the Nature Stories category. These two photographs are not vibrant and beautiful abstract compositions celebrating nature's beauty. They hold a startling and alarming narrative. Both photographs record the effluent from the Belchatow Power Station, the largest coal-fuelled thermal plant in Europe.and one of the highest emitters of C02 among power stations world-wide.
But not all of Kowalski's works are so grim and shocking. For example, Pomerania, jutting out of the southern Baltic sea, is a part of Poland famous for its large swathes of forests, dotted with lakes and rivers. Flying from paragliders and geoplanes, for many years Kowalski has been photographing his country with spectacular success.Here are links to some of Kowalski's other works