Aerial photograph of St Michael’s Church, Burrow Mump in Somerset mist covering surrounding area
St Michael’s Church, Burrow Mump, Somerset, Historic England category winner of 2020 Historic Photographer of the Year Awards © Adam Burton See the NHLE list entry
St Michael’s Church, Burrow Mump, Somerset, Historic England category winner of 2020 Historic Photographer of the Year Awards © Adam Burton See the NHLE list entry

Historic England Category, Historic Photographer of the Year - Winner 2020

The Awards celebrate the very best historic places and cultural sites across the globe, offering a window to history that exists all around us.

This year’s Awards called on photographers to scour their photographic archive and share their most astonishing imagery of those places which dominate our past. Despite the challenges of 2020, the Awards attracted record numbers of submissions from amateurs and professionals alike with exceptional shots of stunning historical sites from every corner of the globe.

Historic England is proud to be a partner of the Historic England category, which was won this year by Adam Burton for his aerial photograph of the beautiful ruin of St Michael’s Church on Burrow Mump in Somerset.

Entries were judged on composition, originality and technical proficiency alongside the story behind the submission and its historical impact.

Winning photo: St Michael’s Church, by Adam Burton

This magical and mystical photograph of St Michael’s Church in Somerset from above is superb – the dense fog adds to the atmosphere, as the 15th-century church tower emerges from the mist.

Claudia Kenyatta, Director of Regions Historic England

Judging panel

Entries were judges by a panel of experts:

  • Director of Regions, Historic England Claudia Kenyatta
  • Broadcaster and historian Dan Snow
  • Head of the television channel HISTORY™ Dan Korn
  • Author and digital colourist Marina Amaral
  • Co-founder of Trip Historic Elli Lewis
  • Designer and Photographer Matt Emmett
  • Deputy Chair for The Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography Kira Zumkley
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