Changing World – photographic competition 2015

Changing World photographic competition logoThis year the ESRC celebrates 50 years of supporting world-class social science research. Over the last 50 years our research has helped change the world, providing deep insights into key social and economic questions.

Social science research plays a vital role in our society. From big ideas to the most detailed observations, social science affects us all every day - at work, in school or college, within our communities, when exploring our identities and expressing our beliefs.

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, this year's photographic competition, launched in September 2014, examined how the world has changed over the last 50 years, how will it continue to change and what social sciences can tell us.

The competition offered six diverse categories to entrants, ranging from the family to technology to the environment. 

Winners, runners up and those highly commended by the judges were invited to attend the private viewing and prize giving held at the Menier Gallery in London on the 10 March. The exhibition ran until 14 March.

Images from the prize giving event.