Travel photography is a vital and exciting element of travel media. Beautiful, intriguing and beguiling images open up destinations to the imagination, allowing viewers to imagine themselves in carefully shot locations. It opens up cultures, helping us discover common ground as well as celebrating differences. The Travel Media Awards recognise the outstanding work of published photographers in all media with the Photography Award. The winning images convey something special — a story, a message, an inspiration. Take a look at the previous winners below.