THE SECOND EDITION of the Syngenta Photography Award called amateur and professional photographers to explore the global challenges associated with the theme “Scarcity Waste”. The art work that resulted from the artists’ examination of the topic presents us an incredibly sad vision of what our planet looks like.

The best photographs have been selected (90 of them) and sorted out into four thematic areas: Planet Under Pressure, Our Footprint, Food Waste, and Shaping Our Future.

The exhibition is daily from 11 March until 10 April 2015, at Somerset House in London. The full exhibition is also available online.

1

Stefano De Luigi, 'Drought In Kenya'

Turkana, Kenya, 2009. 3rd Prize - Open Competition.

2

Pedro Armestre, 'Neumaticos'

Seseña, Toledo, Spain, 2009. Our Footprint.

3

Shavkat Boltaev, 'Water Collection'

Bukhara region, Uzbekistan, 2005. Planet Under Pressure.

4

Sudipto Das, 'Illegal Sand Mining'

West Bengal, India, 2010. Planet Under Pressure.

5

Lasse Bak Mejlvang, 'Smokey Mountain 10'

Manila, 19/03/2012. Shaping Our Future.

6

Toby Smith, 'Yiwu Christmas Factory'

Yiwu, China, 2014. Our Footprint.

7

Lasse Bak Mejlvang, 'Smokey Mountain'_slider

Manila, 2013. Shaping Our Future.

8

Bénédicte Desrus, 'Donna Simpson - Globesity in United States.'

New Jersey - United States, 2011. Food Waste.

9

Stefano De Luigi, 'Drought In Kenya'

Turkana, Kenya, 2009. 3rd Prize - Open Competition.

10

Susana Raab, 'Too Long at the Fair, McArthur Ohio'_slider

McArthur, Ohio, 2014. Food Waste.

11

Camille Michel, 'Abandonment'

Uummannaq Greenland, 2014. 2nd Prize - Open Competition.

12

Weicheng Hua, 'End of Ashes'_slider

Ningxia Province, China. Planet Under Pressure.

13

Marco Garro, 'No home'

Cerro de Pasco, Peru. Planet Under Pressure.

14

Olaf Unverzart, 'Rolled Lumber'

Ofenpass, Switzerland, 2004. Planet Under Pressure.

15

Mustafah Abdulaziz, 'Children journey across the desert for water'

Thatta, Pakistan, 2013. 1st Prize - Professional Commission.