Coxsoft reports that the Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition was splashed with oil on the weekend. (there’s a photo of the vandalized photographs at his blog).
The annual event seeks to “find the best wildlife pictures taken by photographers worldwide of all ages.” The Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year award is sponsored by the Shell oil company and is held at the Natural History Museum in London.
There’s more about the incident at IndyMedia..
“The Shell Wildlife Photographer of the year competition based at the Natural History Museum in London was the scene of mayhem on Saturday morning as 20 activists, inspired by the Camp for Climate Action, threw paint around the exhibition. The black oily paint across the photographs served to remind the public and the museum that the event is tainted by Shells slimy political agenda. A spoof banner was hung from the main hall above the famous dinosaur skeleton, and leaflets distributed outside, in order to alert visitors and staff to Shell’s ludicrous involvement with the exhibition. Although there were scuffles in the exhibition when security staff grappled with activists, NO-ONE was arrested.”