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