Created by the World Photography Organisation and sponsored by Sony, the Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student. It is one of the world’s largest and prestigious photography competitions, with more than 345,000 images from 203 countries and territories submitted across the four competitions for the 2020 edition. More than 135,000 images were entered into the Professional competition this year – the highest entries to date.
Below you will enjoy winners from all four competitions, plus the Alpha Female Award and Latin America Professional Award winners – both new awards for 2020.
“Seeds of Resistance is a body of work that pairs photographs of landscapes and territories in danger from mining and agriculture businesses with portraits of the activists fighting to conserve them. Nantu is an indigenous man from the Achuar Nation of Ecuador who leads a project of solar-powered river boats. Indigenous and traditional populations refuse to abandon their land, even when it has been completely destroyed”. (Photo by Pablo Albarenga/Sony World Photography Awards 2020) Continue reading »
The World Photography Organisation has revealed the finalist and shortlisted photographers in the professional competition for its 2020 awards. Works by the finalists will go on display this April at Somerset House, London.
Documentary shortlist. A three-year drought, combined with staff cuts and political debate over the effectiveness of hazard-reduction-burn has led to a series of catastrophic bushfires in Australia. (Photo by Nicholas Moir/Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »
The 2020 Sony World Photography Awards are now taking entries, and the organizers were once again kind enough to share some of their early photos with us, gathered here. This year’s competition has an expanded youth-competition schedule, a new overall environment category, and two new awards: the Latin America Professional Award, and the China National Student Award. Entries in the open competition will be accepted until January 7, 2020. Captions here were written by the photographers.
Sheep Herd. Open, Motion category. “The hard and dusty journey of a sheep herd in Bitlis, Turkey.” (F. Dilek Uyar, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »
After the incredible success of 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, Sony is on its way to break previous records. This leading photograph competition where everyone can participate has taken place for the past 12 years and is divided into four divisions —Professional, Open, Youth, and Student. For the announcement of this year’s competition, expert jury of Sony photography awards has released early entries of the open contest that prove how fierce this year’s competition will be. Participants can submit work to 10 different categories that capture the wide variety of artistry in the field of photography. Continue reading »
With nearly 320,000 participating entires, the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards released their shortlist of outstanding images. Currently on their 11th year, we take a look at this years’ entries for the Open competition, where entries are judged on a single image on subject matters ranging from street to landscape to nature. Continue reading »
The 2017 Sony World Photography Award winners have officially been announced, revealing some of the most awe-inspiring and technically beautiful imagery from around the world. Over 227,000 entries were submitted. Continue reading »
Nature category, open shortlist. “Diamond-dust”. A picture taken in Nagano-ken, Japan, at an altitude of about 1,700 metres. Diamond dust can be seen on only a few occasions during the cold season. (Photo and caption by Masayasu Sakuma/2017 Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »
“Bear Apartment Six” is a composite made up of 16 photographs of three sun bear cubs at Free the Bears Fund’s enclosure number six in Cambodia photographed over 90 consecutive minutes in June 2016. Each bear was rescued from the illegal wildlife trade when they were only a few months old. (Photo by Alexandra Cearns/Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »
Professional environment category winner. Eagle Hunters of Western China, by Kevin Frayer, Canada. The training and handling of large birds of prey follows a strict set of ancient rules that Kazakh eagle hunters are preserving for future generations in the mountainous region of western China that borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) Continue reading »
Maroesjka Lavigne, Belgium. Shortlist, Professional, Landscape. A country named after a desert. One of the least densely populated places on earth. Defined by its rich variety of colors yet in a forever changing, yet completely barren landscape. Namibia’s landscape draws you in, through a vast brown plain of scorched earth, and steers you over the white surface of a salt pan to finally arrive in the gold tones of the sand dunes. Patience is required to discover the wide range of Namibia’s subtle scenery. It literally takes you hours, driving though nothing, to at long last arrive at…more of nothing. Continue reading »
Matthias Hangst, Germany. Professional; shortlisted in the Sport category. A member of the Mexico synchronised swimming team competes on day four of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images/Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »
“Abore Sandstorm”. This picture was taken in Omo Valley, Ethiopia. My guide and I reached an Arbore village and while we are speakng with the boss I looked to my right and i saw a brown tsunami coming to us. It was an incredible moment, women protecting of the storm with their cloths and I closed my eyes. When I thought the storm was over I opened my eyes and I saw this boy seating on an old tree, I ran to catch this Arbore portrait with the queue of the sandstorm in his backside. (Photo and caption by Carlos Duarte (Spain)/2014 Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »
The Danish School of Media & Journalism: this image is entitled Escaping the Heat
Photograph: Nikolai Linares/Sony World Photography Awards 2012 Continue reading »
A selection of some of the strongest images from the professional and open shortlist for the 2012 Sony World Photography awards.
Flower by Alexandr Afonin, a winner in the open shortlist – enhanced category. Continue reading »
The World’s Largest Photography Competition Announced 100 Finalists From Over A Million Entries And Here’s 30 Of Them
Photography has been around for nearly 200 years now and humanity’s fascination with taking pictures has only been growing over the past couple of centuries. Nowadays, it is one of the primary ways to explore and experience the world. In fact, photography is such a big deal that there are now plenty of social media websites dedicated to showing the world all of the cool stuff that we’ve shot. That is beside the multibillion dollar industry and the countless communities that revolve around photography.
EyeEm, one of such communities, are currently holding its annual photography competition—the EyeEm Awards 2019. EyeEm is a photographic community that was formed in 2010 along with the world photography competition. According to the EyeEm Team, over 5,000 photographers from around the globe participated, thus forming the community.
Gear: Huawei Mate 10 pro Location: Imogiri, Yogyakarta Indonesia “Her name is Mss Ponikem, she is a batik craft maker from Giriloyo, Imogiri, Yogyakarta Indonesia. She’s been making Batik for 35 years. Batik is one of Indonesia heritage legacy in fashion.” Continue reading »
“Float”. (Photo by Vesa Pihanurmi/Sony World Photography Awards/WENN.com)
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In a career spanning more than half a century, Bruce Davidson (previously) is known for his dedication to the documentation of social inequality. Davidson attended Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as Yale University, where he studied with Josef Albers. He was later drafted into the army and stationed near Paris, where he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the founders of the renowned cooperative photography agency Magnum Photos. Continue reading »
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