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In Pictures: Historic Photographer of the Year 2022

Teet Ottin

24 Nov 2022
Hegra, Saudi Arabia. Cropped
Image Credit: Luke Stackpoole

Historic Photographer of the Year 2022 received over 1,200 entries from professional and amateur photographers alike. The shortlisted entries ranged from beautiful cathedrals bathed in sunlight to stunning ancient desert temples. The judges based their rankings on originality, composition and technical proficiency alongside the history behind the image.

The creativity and talent on show was second to none. It was a pleasure to see the diverse range of disciplines photographers used to highlight history including landscape, urban and aerial photography. I can’t wait to see what work is entered into next year’s competition. – Dan Snow

Congratulations to all winners and shortlisted photographers — see the remarkable entries below, and find out who has been named the overall winner.

Shortlisted Entries

Orford Ness Pagodas

Image Credit: Martin Chamberlain

Corfe castle

Image Credit: Keith Musselwhite

Sandfields Pumping Station

Image Credit: David Moore

Dunstanburgh Castle

Image Credit: Paul Byers

Tewkesbury Abbey

Image Credit: Gary Cox

Coates Water Park, Swindon

Image Credit: Iain McCallum

Red Sands Maunsell Fort

Image Credit: George Fisk

Cromford Mills Derbyshire

Image Credit: Mike Swain


Image Credit: Leslie Brown


Image Credit: Andrew Scott

Corfe Castle, Dorset, England

Image Credit: Edyta Rice

Derwent Isle, Keswick

Image Credit: Andrew McCaren

Brighton West Pier

Image Credit: Darren Smith

Glastonbury Tor

Image Credit: Hannah Rochford

Treasury of Petra, Jordan

Image Credit: Luke Stackpoole

Church of Our Lady of the Angels, Pollença, Mallorca.

Image Credit: Bella Falk

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Image Credit: Dominic Reardon

Bass Rock Lighthouse

Image Credit: Bella Falk

Newport Transporter Bridge

Image Credit: Cormac Downes

Castle Stalker, Appin, Argyll, Scotland

Image Credit: Dominic Ellett

Pentre Ifan

Image Credit: Chris Bestall

Calfaria Baptist Chapel, Llanelli

Image Credit: Paul Harris

Hegra, Saudi Arabia

Image Credit: Luke Stackpoole

Dunnottar Castle

Image Credit: Verginia Hristova

Calanais standing stones

Image Credit: Derek Mccrimmon

La Petite Ceinture

Image Credit: Paul Harris

Monastery, Petra, Jordan

Image Credit: Luke Stackpoole

Loch An Eilein

Image Credit: Danny Shepherd

Royal Pavilion Brighton

Image Credit: Lloyd Lane

Seaton Delaval Hall Mausoleum

Image Credit: Alan Blackie

SS Carbon, Compton Bay, Isle of Wight

Image Credit: Scott Macintyre

Newport Transporter Bridge

Image Credit: Itay Kaplan

Thurne Mill

Image Credit: Jay Birmingham

Dovercourt Lighthouse

Image Credit: Mark Roche

Stack Rock Fort

Image Credit: Steve Liddiard

Tintern Abbey

Image Credit: Sam Binding


Image Credit: Vitalij Bobrovic

Historic England Winner

Glastonbury Tor

Image Credit: Sam Binding

World History Winner

Fenghuang Ancient Town, China

Image Credit: Luke Stackpoole

Overall Winner

Welsh wool mill

Image Credit: Steve Liddiard

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