Sony World Photography Awards 2016 Grand Prize Winners Announced

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I was delighted to spend this morning at Somerset House, London, host to the Sony World Photography Awards in association with the World Photography Organisation. I enjoyed spending time with the main curator of this exhibition, as she walked me through each image and category. Many of the photographers were also present, having been flown in from around the world. The exhibition sold out last year and this years show features over 500 images of the winning and shortlisted photographers of the awards across both the East and West Wings of Somerset House.

Now in its ninth year, the Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s largest photography competition, recognising and showcasing the best photographic talent across all levels, genres and areas of expertise from the past 12 months.

The winning images are taken from a record-breaking 230,103 images which were entered into the awards’ Professional, Open, Youth and National Award competitions from over 180 countries. The total number of entries received by the Sony World Photography Awards since its launch in 2007 has now surpassed 1 million images, reinforcing its position as one of the most respected and influential photography competitions in existence.

The awards’ Honorary Judging Committee has selected Iranian photojournalist Asghar Khamseh as the recipient of its most coveted prize, the L’Iris d’Or Photographer of the Year. 

Chosen from the winners of the awards’ fourteen Professional categories, the winning work, ‘Fire of Hatred’, is a powerful portrait series tackling the social issues around the violent act of acid throwing. Khamseh was announced as the winner of the $25,000 (USD) prize at an awards ceremony in London in front of industry leaders. The winners and finalists of all fourteen Professional categories were also announced at the ceremony.

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Photography Competition – Sony World Photography Awards – Open for Entries

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The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s biggest photography competition and its aim is simple: to recognise and reward the best contemporary photography in the world.

The awards have brought untold reward and recognition to those involved and each year offers an incredible $30,000 (USD) in cash prizes plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment.

Free to enter, photographers of all abilities are invited to submit either their best single shots or series of work.  The images are judged by the World Photography Organisation and a specially selected jury from the World Photographic Academy which is made up on the photographic industry’s most esteemed individuals.  

The awards offer an unparalleled opportunity for exposure for photographers at all stages of their career and are known worldwide by industry leaders.

The annual awards gala and ceremony takes place in London, welcoming an international attendance of industry leaders to celebrate the recognition of the best in contemporary photography and each year also pays tribute to one of our masters with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award. Supporting the celebration is an exhibition of the winners and shortlist, comprising of hundreds of photographs expertly curated inside the historic London landmark, Somerset House.

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2016 Edition of the World’s Largest Photography Competition Opens for Entries

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The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s largest photography competition organised by the World Photography Organisation, are open for entries.

Free to enter at www.worldphoto.org, photographers of all abilities are invited to submit work to any of the awards’ five competitions: Professional; Open; Youth; National Awards and Student Focus.  

Now in its ninth year, the awards are an authoritative voice in the photographic world. Each year they attract both emerging talent and established artists and presents the world’s best contemporary photography from the last 12 months. 

New for 2016, the 14 Professional categories are now divided into two distinct genres – Art and Documentary.  The change is to provide a clearer structure in which photographers can be recognised.  Both genres also include new category additions, with Art presenting the new Staged and Candid categories and Documentary now including Daily Life and Environment.

Also new this year, British Journal of Photography (BJP), the world’s longest running photography magazine, will partner with the World Photography Organisation and its Student Focus competition.  As part of this partnership, the winning Student Focus photographer will receive an online feature showcasing a body of work on BJP website and will also have the opportunity to take over the magazine’s Instagram feed.

 

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Grand Prize Winners Announced at 2015 Sony World Photography awards,

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The Honorary Jury of the world’s largest photography competition today names American photographer John Moore as the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards’ L’Iris d’Or/ Professional Photographer of the Year, amongst other awardees.

Chosen from the winners of the awards’ thirteen professional categories, the winning work “Ebola Crisis Overwhelms Liberian Capital” is a hard-hitting series of images that cut to the heart of this human tragedy. Moore, a Senior Staff Photographer and Special Correspondent for Getty Images, and the winning photographs have been universally credited for the early exposure of the scale of the Ebola epidemic in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia and the epicentre of the deadly disease.  He collects $25,000 USD as his prize.

 

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Open, Youth and Mobile Phone winners revealed for 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition

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The Open and Youth winners along with the inaugural Mobile Phone winner of the world’s biggest photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards, are announced today.

Drawn from the four corners of the world and covering a huge range of subjects, the winning Open, Youth and Mobile Phone photographers were chosen from over 96,000 entries to the 2015 SonyWorld Photography Awards.  

MOBILE PHONE COMPETITION

Awarded to the photographer of the best single image taken using any mobile phone camera, the inaugural winner and runners up are:

  • Winner – Turi Calafato, Italy
  • 2nd place – Janos M Schmidt, Hungary
  • 3rd place – Ako Salemi, Iran

The winning image was chosen by the public via the World Photography Organisation website with6, 718 votes.  Entries to the Mobile Phone competition was open for just four weeks and in this time over 10,200 images were received.  A shortlist of 20 images were selected by a panel of experts from across the photographic industry and public had just one week to decide their winner, in which time over 15,200 votes were cast.

PRIZES

The winners of the Mobile Phone competitions will each receive the latest Sony digital imaging equipment and Xperia™ smartphone and their images will be shown at the iconic Somerset House, London as part of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition from 24th April – 10th May.

The Open and Youth category winners will now compete for the overall Open Photographer of the Year and Youth Photographer of the Year titles, which will be revealed at the Sony Worldphotography Awards gala ceremony on 23rd April in London.  The overall winners will be selected from the 13 category winners.  The overall Open and Youth winners along with the Mobile Phone winner will be flown to London to attend the ceremony and the overall Open winner will also receive a $5,000 (USD) cash prize

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2015 Sony World Photography Awards – Call for Entries

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Open to photographers of all ages and skill levels, the Awards have welcomed over 700,000 entries from more than 230 countries since their launch in 2007. 

The Sony World Photography Awards is widely recognised as the leading global photographic awards programme in existence today. 

Launched in 2008, the awards are dedicated to supporting and cultivating photographic culture.  Through a range of annual competitions, we hope to discover new talent in the world of photography and moving image. Whether you are just starting out or a fully-fledged professional you can enter whichever competition you believe suit your level and experience.

The annual awards gala and ceremony takes place in London, welcoming an international attendance of industry leaders to celebrate the recognition of the best in contemporary photography and each year also pays tribute to one of our masters with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award.  

Supporting the celebration, is a month-long exhibition of the winners and finalists, comprising of hundreds of photographs expertly curated inside the historic London landmark, Somerset House.

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Photography Exhibitions In London Over The Easter Period And A Little Beyond…

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We’re now on British Summer Time – so much more light – at last! So, if you’re in London or perhaps considering a visit, here’s a round up of some great Photography Exhibitions to see right now! ATLAS Gallery: Collected … Read more

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