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 »
A mother and her child are reflected as they pass a mural by artist FAKE, titled “Super Nurse”, paying tribute to all healthcare and medical professionals in times of the coronavirus, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, April 19, 2020. (Photo by Peter Dejong/AP Photo) Continue reading »
According to Giovanni Garrone: “Hey there! I made a new series called “Beyond” that represents the effects of the global quarantine that lasts a longer period. Nature is taking over artificial spaces. Let me know what do you think and stay safe!” Continue reading »
Each week, ICS D illustrates one international news. A fern able to take selfies, the possibility for women to access to command posts in the Indian army, the legalization of the cannabis growing for personal use in Italy… Since October 2019, this artistic director and illustrator based in Bucharest, Romania, dissects the news around the world in order to illustrate the “news that can’t be pictured”. Continue reading »
Featured below is a useful guide that will show how different countries approach and solve problems. Created by Jérôme Vadon who apparently loves when people fight with each other in comments about who lives in the best country. Continue reading »
Tommy Washbush is an illustrator and graphic designer who draws extreme violence, stupid things and t-shirt designs. Trying to trudge back to productivity, for him, is a bit like walking on wet cement every time. Of course, one of his favorite celebrations is Halloween, when he can get together a bunch of friends for a marathon of truly terrifying movies. Tommy is based in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Continue reading »
Have you ever wondered what you might look like and dress like if you lived in a different part of the world? The way you look now is almost certainly influenced by the culture and trends of where you live, even if you would hardly class yourself as a dedicated follower of fashion. Continue reading »
Daniel Garcia is a professional designer and illustrator with over 10 years of experience. His thought-provoking illustrations deal with a variety of topics, including politics and social issues and serve as a perfect example of everything that’s wrong with today’s society. Continue reading »
Artist Mariya Zavolokina Creates Brutally Honest Illustrations That Offer A Mirror To The Modern World
Modern technology is changing our lives at such a rapid speed that sometimes we all need to pause and look back at how it used to be not that long ago. Things are changing in both good and bad ways and we should make sure that technology is not replacing things that are too precious, like relationships, friendships, and communication between people. Illustrator Mariya Zavolokina shows that laptops, smartphones, and video games can’t be an adequate replacement for family and friends and we encourage you to have a look at this selection. Continue reading »
Traveling can be expensive and there’s only so much places you can visit before you run out of money. However, there are still ways to explore the world without leaving the comfort of your seat – like, for example, using Google Earth. Continue reading »
Over 160 years ago, the world was in a state of transition. The Industrial Revolution had laid the groundwork for an upcoming rapid modernization; steamships and telegraph lines were making the world a smaller place; the United States was struggling with the issue of slavery and trying to avoid a civil war; and a relatively new invention was becoming an indispensable tool for artists, documentarians, and journalists: the camera. Continue reading »
Italian artist Pietro Cataudella takes his sketchbook everywhere he goes, but his drawings don’t just depict of the places he visits: they become part of the landscape. Continue reading »
There are more than 60 million kilometers of roads in the world. On this map, you can see how people have build roads across some of the most inhospitable terrain imaginable. Even in places where no one lives, you can find roads stretching across deserts and mountains to connect people on the other side.
According to Peter Atwood: “We live in an incredibly complicated and interconnected world. Networks stretching across land, sea, and air let us travel and share goods and ideas around the world. Continue reading »
Photographer Gregg Segal travelled the world to document children and the food they eat in a week. Partly inspired by the increasing problems of childhood obesity, he tracked traditional regional diets as yet unaffected by globalisation, and ironically, found that the healthiest diets were often eaten by the least well off.
Meissa Ndiaye, 11, Dakar, Senegal, 2017. Ndiaye shares a single room with his dad, mum and brother in the heart of Parcelles Assainies, which means “sanitized plots”. A treeless, sandy suburb of Dakar, Parcelles Assainies was developed in the 1970s to house the poor overflowing from the city. Ndiaye, a devout Muslim and student at Quran School, loves sweet foods, such as a porridge, and goat meat, although in the week he kept a diary of his meals, he ate very little meat. (Photo by Gregg Segal/The Guardian) Continue reading »
“One Photo, Four Seasons”: This Is How 8 Different Locations Around The World Look Across The Four Seasons
Have you ever felt like you have all the energy in the world during the summer and could go without sleep and as soon as winter comes, you’d rather warp yourself in a warm blanket and conserve energy until it starts blooming? The annual cycle not only leaves fingerprints on scenery around us, it majorly affects our lifestyle, habits and moods. Continue reading »
The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World was a list of must-see sites for Ancient Greek tourists. Compiled by Antipater of Sidon, a poet in 2nd-century-BCE Greece, with later contributions by figures such as the mathematician Philon of Byzantium, the list remains an important piece of intangible heritage today. Continue reading »
The winner: crying girl on the border, by John Moore. Yanela, from Honduras, cries as her mother, Sandra Sanchez, is searched by a US border patrol agent, in McAllen, Texas, US. This image was also nominated in the “spot news” category. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images/World Press Photo 2019) Continue reading »
In an age before sat-nav, internet, email and mobile phones – and in an age when women hardly ever traveled alone to adventurous countries – Elspeth Elspeth achieved something that is still remarkable today. In 1982, Beard embarked on a two-year solo journey that would take her around the world on her beloved motorbike – the first British woman to do so. From the outback of Australia to the mountains of Nepal, Beard has traveled through some fascinating places. The great stories behind these places and her achievement as a solo rider have been turned into a brilliant book, Lone Rider, in 2017. Continue reading »
Despite the historical presence of public water fountains in most of the large cities of the world, city inhabitants still hesitate to drink that “street water” and prefer to buy a plastic bottle, which is pollutive. Continue reading »
News broadcasts and stories on social media highlight the casualties and destruction of war in the Middle East. It’s a sad truth that daily life in the Middle East is the polar opposite of the relatively peaceful culture that many of us in the Western world know. Artist Uğur Gallenkuş is showcasing just how tragic the contrast in daily life can be between these two parts of our planet. Continue reading »
The World Press Photo Foundation has unveiled its global photojournalism prize nominees for 2019. Here are some of the finalists’ images, in categories from the environment to sport. The winners will be announced in April.
Photo of the year nominee: Akashinga – the Brave Ones, by Brent Stirton. Petronella Chigumbura, 30, a member of an all-female anti-poaching unit called Akashinga, undergoes stealth and concealment training in the Phundundu wildlife park, Zimbabwe. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images/World Press Photo 2019) Continue reading »
Photographer Goes Around The World In Search Of The Most Beautiful Libraries, And Here Is What He Found
In July, Italian artist Massimo Listri released a book of photographs that featured the most beautiful libraries from around the world. The chosen institutions, revered for their historical value, architectural relevance and preciousness of the books they keep, are standalone works of art. For those lucky enough to visit these design marvels, spending a whole day at the library doesn’t sound so bad!
Scroll down and let your bibliophile side marvel at the beauty the likes of which only these libraries can offer! Continue reading »
A World Of 80s Style: Photographs Documented British Teenage Courtship At North England’s First Disco Pub
These photographs were taken by Tom Wood at the Chelsea Reach Nightclub in New Brighton. They belong to a prolonged period of visual negotiation between Wood, the immediate community and the wider environs of Merseyside. Girls and boys on the pull are unaware of his tactful lens, as they flirt, drink, letch, snog, and dance the night away… Continue reading »
A record-breaking LEGO tree has taken shape at LEGOLAND Japan, a theme park in Nagoya dedicated to the beloved plastic bricks. The cherry tree’s construction marks the theme park’s first anniversary, and has been registered as the “largest LEGO brick cherry blossom tree” in the Guinness Book of World Records. Continue reading »
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