Opening of the photo exhibition "Me and my Baltic Coast"
On the 3rd of May 2017 the touring exhibition "Me and my Baltic Coast" was opened at the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of BONUS in Helsinki. The touring exhibition “Me and my Baltic Coast” consists of the 20 best pictures from the photo competition and will be shown in different countries around the Baltic Sea. The exhibition shall further raise awareness of coastal challenges and promote the ‘Systems Approach Framework’, which is further developed in the BONUS BaltCoast project, as a possible solution.
The competition ran within the framework of the BONUS BaltCoast project at the celebrations of the 10th anniversary in Helsinki, Finland. The photographer of the winning picture, Marco Rank, was invited to Helsinki by the BONUS programme and was honored at the celebration event. The German photographer impressed the judges with his panorama picture of a breathtaking night sky with polar lights above the Baltic Sea in Denmark.
The international photo exhibition resulted from a photo competition organized by EUCC - Die Küsten Union Deutschland e.V. (EUCC-D) in the framework of the BONUS BaltCoast project, proclaimed in Summer 2016. 349 pictures from Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia were submitted. An international jury, comprising researchers and scientists as well as Facebook users chose their top 20.
The photo exhibition, that shows the top 20 pictures from the photo competition "Me and my Baltic Coast", was printed by WhiteWall. The photo lab is official printing partner of the exhibition and provides the photographs with a perfect finish in gallery quality!
Background information on the competition and the submitted pictures are available online: www.baltcoast.net/photo-competition.html.
BONUS BALTCOAST project has received funding from BONUS (Art 185), funded jointly by the EU and Baltic Sea national funding institutions.