Luke Duggleby is winner of the inaugural Forestry Commission England Exhibition Award. The award is part of the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2014 and was selected by Forestry Commission England Director Ian Gambles.

The exhibition launches at Grizedale Forest during a fortnight of art exhibitions, music and events taking place to launch ‘Lakes Culture’, an exciting new project to establish the Lake District as the UK’s leading rural cultural destination.

As part of this celebration we are hosting a symposium supported by Lakes Culture. Luke will introduce the exhibition of large scale photographs, exhibited in the forest, which show his journey into the Cardamom Forest in Southwest Cambodia, somewhere he has returned many times as a photographer. They focus particular attention on a group of Buddhist monks pioneering a small but influential environmental movement aimed at reversing forest destruction to protect the indigenous peoples and endangered species of the remote Areng Valley.

Find out more here (and book your place)