Young Photographer of the Year returns to Valentines Mansion

In 2016, the Natural History Museum of London ran its annual Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and the winner was none other than a local resident of Redbridge. Just 16 years of age at the time, Gideon Knight triumphed over thousands of international entrants and was awarded this highly prestigious award, often referred to as the ‘Oscars of wildlife photography’.

Throughout September, Gideon Knight will be returning to Valentines Mansion with another very special exhibition, featuring not only the winning image, but a selection of Gideon’s favourite images of wildlife, all taken in our very own Valentines Park.

The stunning photographs have captured the wildlife that can be found in Redbridge, and highlights the colours, behaviour and weather of each of the year’s seasons. From the flowers of the spring, the new born animals of summer and rich russets of autumn to the bleakness of winter. The images will take you through a year in the life of the animals that call the borough their home.

Autumns Russet by Gideon Knight

A red fox vixen rests among a fall of autumn leaves. The warm oranges and reds of the leaves blend with the fox’s rich coat.

Gideon first exhibited at Valentines Mansion in 2017 with ‘The Wildlife of Valentines’ and will be returning with a new set of images, as well as the strikingly beautiful photograph, The Moon and the Crow, which won him the Natural History Museum award.

Gideon commented “I am really honoured to be exhibiting once again at Valentines Mansion with a selection of new images of local wildlife. This exhibition aims not just to show the beauty of wildlife that can be found in Redbridge but to also celebrate the natural beauty and colours of the four seasons”.

The exhibition, ‘The Four Seasons of Redbridge’ will be open every Sunday & Tuesday between the 1 and 29 September, 11am-4pm, with free entry. Prints of the stunning photographs will be available to buy at the Mansion.

About valentinesmansion

Discover a beautiful country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Visit the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, with gorgeous views over surrounding parkland. Enjoy contemporary art exhibitions and installations. Explore the stunning historic gardens. Bring the whole family for hands-on games, activities and discovery trails. FREE ENTRY Hire the Mansion...Valentines Mansion is a truly unique venue in a beautiful setting. With its elegant period rooms, grand staircase and enchanting walled gardens, this Grade II* listed building, is perfect for a whole host of functions, from weddings and celebrations to corporate events. The Mansion and its rooms can be hired either individually or exclusively and we work with a fine selection of caterers to ensure a first-class experience for you and your guests. Call us on 020 8708 8100 to find out more.
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