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.

To enter, go here

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A Summer of Free Mobile Photography Masterclasses  – World Photography Organisation

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As a contributor and good friend of the World Photography Organisation, I am delighted to announce the launch of a series of free smartphone photography masterclasses in partnership with Hotel Indigo®.

The intimate, expert-led masterclasses are being launched with the aim to inspire and educate guests, local residents and photography enthusiasts.

The masterclasses in the UK, to be held at Hotel Indigo® London Kensington – Earl’s Court, Hotel Indigo® Glasgow and the soon-to-open Hotel Indigo® York will be hosted by former #WPOfavs featured photographer, Dan Rubin, the Editor-at-Large for The Photographic Journal. Each Masterclass will end with a photo-walk where attendees will explore the hotel and surrounding neighbourhood, giving an opportunity to try out new skills and photo applications.

As well as the masterclasses throughout the summer, WPO and Hotel Indigo and are running a Europe-wide ‘My Neighbourhood’ contest, offering photography fans the chance to have their photographs featured in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at London’s prestigious Somerset House. To enter, entrants must simply capture and upload an image that brings to life the essence of their local neighbourhood using #Neighbourhood and tagging @hotelindigo from 1st July – 20th September.

For more information, visit Hotel Indigo on Facebook or to book a free ticket to a masterclass click the city below:

Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera – Masterclass – July 10

Hotel Indigo London Kensington – Earl’s Court – July 14

Hotel Indigo Düsseldorf – Victoriaplatz – July 30

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Simon Norfolk – Wins at 2015 Sony World Photography Awards for Landscape

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The Honorary Jury of the world’s largest photography competition today names Simon Norfolk as the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards’ Landscape Photographer of the Year. “Norfolk is an incredible photographer and my husband Kevin, has previously interviewed him and featured his work in The Times”.

Norfolk, a landscape photographer who lives and works in Brighton and is represented by INSTITUTE, was selected from over 87,000 entries to the Professional competition for a series called “When I Am Laid In Earth”.  In the series the photographer maps with a pyrograph the melting away of the Lewis Glacier on Mt. Kenya.

Norfolk had previously been awarded 1st place in the Professional People category of the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards and 2nd place in the Professional Architecture category in the same year.

The photographer was presented his award and the latest Sony digital imaging equipment at a gala ceremony held in London attended by industry leaders. 

Talking about his win Norfolk comments “As Photography with a capital ‘P’ seems to be happy to decline into purposeless ‘picture-making’ and Photoshop gimmicks, it’s great to see that Sony are still rewarding real documentary photography with a focus on an issue as important as climate change. I hope that continues.”

Three further British photographers were also recognised at the awards:

  • Jonathan Syer, 2nd place, Professional Campaign
  • Dougie Wallace, 2nd place, Professional Portraiture
  • Rich Wiles, 3rd place, Professional Arts & Culture

Prize and Exhibition 

  • The latest Sony digital imaging equipment
  • Exhibited in the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House, London from 24th April – 10th May
  • Published in the annual Sony World Photography Awards winners book 

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New Mobile Photography Competition – FREE To Enter – World Photography Organisation

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Today, the World Photography Organisation, alongside Sony Mobile, launches the 2015 Mobile Phone Award. You have until 27th February to submit your best images to the brief:

You get out of life what you put in. Push past the obvious and see the inspiration all around you. Discover the extraordinary by using your mobile phone to view the world through a different lens.”

Prizes include:

Trip to London to attend the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony 

Sony Xperia™ smartphone and tablet.

Don’t miss this – go here to enter

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World Photography Organisation – NEW – Photography book blog by Cheryl Newman

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As members and contributors to The World Photography Organisation we were delighted to read Cheryl Newman’s blog this month. Cherly is the Photography Director at Telegraph Magazine. You can read an interview with her, that’s actually quite old here from … Read more

Our Live Event With World Photography Organisation – Today – Join Us Live Online!

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We are getting really excitied here as the time comes closer to our live PhotoTALK with the World Photography Organisation. The event is being held at The Strand Palace Hotel in London, I am on the Panel and have invited … Read more

World Photography Organisation (WPO) Interviews The App Whisperer – Now Live!

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The World Photography Organisation (WPO) has just published an interview with me regarding mobile photography and art. In this interview you may find out a little more about theappwhisperer.com and myself, than you previously knew, or thought you knew. There’s … Read more

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