Sony World Photography Awards 2020
Winners & Finalists Announced

Iraklis Kougemitros, Greece, Shortlist, Open competition, Architecture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar.

The Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities for exposure of their work.

 

Cristina Coral, Italy, Shortlist, Open competition, Creative, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Now in its 13th year, the Awards consist of four competitions: Professional (for a body of work), Open (for a single image), Student (for academic institutions) and Youth (for 12-19 year-olds).

Always free to enter, there is a competition and a category for everyone – from Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sport, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture and more.

All images are judged by industry experts from across the world, who come together each year in London to reward standout works. A total prize fund of $60,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between the winning photographers.

 

Rosaria Sabrina Pantano, Italy, Winner, Open competition, Architecture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Stanislav Stankovskiy, Russian Federation, Shortlist, Open competition, Creative, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Eng Tong tan, Malaysia, Shortlist, Open competition, Architecture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Kinyas Bostanci, Turkey, Shortlist, Open competition, Culture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Or Adar, Israel, Shortlist, Open competition, Landscape, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

With the power to kickstart and shape careers, the Awards provide those working in photography a global stage to showcase their work. Previous winning and shortlisted photographers have gone on to be represented by renowned galleries and institutions worldwide, as well as their work being featured in major international publications.

In addition, the Awards recognize the world’s most influential artists working in the medium through the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award; previous recipients include Mary Ellen Mark, Elliott Erwitt, Martin Parr, William Eggleston, Candida Höfer and, most recently, Nadav Kander.

 

Jessica Chappe, United States, Shortlist, Open competition, Motion, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Viktor Einar Vilhelmsson, Iceland, Shortlist, Open competition, Landscape, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Sawamaru Pokiru, Japan, Shortlist, Open competition, Portraiture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Alex Kydd, Australia, Shortlist, Open competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Javier De Benito, Spain, Shortlist, Open competition, Still Life, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Domenico Tripodi, Italy, Shortlist, Open competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Marco Minischetti, Italy, Shortlist, Open competition, Landscape, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Winners & Short List

Architecture
Category Winner: Rosaria Sabrina Pantano, Italy

Culture
Category Winner: Antoine Veling, Australia

Creative
Category Winner: Suxing Zhang, China Mainland

Motion
Category Winner: Alec Connah, United Kingdom

Landscape
Category Winner: Craig McGowan, Australia

Natural World & Wildlife
Category Winner: Guofei Li, China Mainland

Portraiture
Category Winner: Tom Oldham, United Kingdom

Travel
Category Winner: Adrian Guerin, Australia

Street Photography
Category Winner: Santiago Mesa, Colombia

Still Life
Category Winner: Jorge Reynal, Argentina

The overall winners of this year’s competitions will be announced on June 9, 2020 across the World Photography Organisation and Sony’s online platforms and channels.

 

Shivansh Mathur, India, Shortlist, Open competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Bülent Suberk, Turkey, Shortlist, Open competition, Street Photography, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Will Bolsover, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Open competition, Portraiture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Santiago Mesa, Colombia, Winner, Open competition, Street Photography, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Tran Tuan, Viet Nam, Shortlist, Open competition, Travel, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Arnaud Montagard, France, Shortlist, Open competition, Still Life, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Exhibition

In consideration of the health and safety of our staff and visitors, following UK government advice and in consultation with Somerset House, the World Photography Organisation has decided to cancel the Sony World Photography Awards 2020 exhibition which was scheduled to go on display from April 17 – May 4, 2020.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working with Somerset House to try and find alternative dates for the exhibition to run at a later time.

 

Sony World Photography Awards 2020
World Photography Organisation
Exhibition dates to be announced / Somerset House, London
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