Sony World Photography Awards 2024
Winners & Finalists Announced

Stefanos Papaioannou, European Regional Awards Shortlist, Greece, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

World Photography Organisation is a leading global platform dedicated to the development and advancement of photographic culture. Its programming and competition initiatives provide valuable opportunities for artists working in photography and help broaden the conversation around their work. The Sony World Photography Awards is World Photography Organisation’s principal program. Established in 2007, it is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious photography competitions; celebrating the work of leading and emerging practitioners and attracting tens of thousands of visitors annually to its exhibitions worldwide.

The 2024 National & Regional Award recipients are announced. Now in its 11th year, the program supports photographers of all abilities worldwide and celebrates their achievements. Showcasing local talent to an international audience, the winners are selected from entries to the Open competition.

 

Okan Yilmaz, National Awards 1st Place, Turkey, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

Kenichiro Hagiwara, National Awards 1st Place, Japan, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

Mitul Kajaria, National Awards 1st Place, India, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

Kyaw Htet, National Awards 1st Place, Myanmar, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

The National & Regional Awards is an initiative that places local talent on an international stage – and its winners and shortlist were unveiled. This diverse selection of photographs is a window to the world, revealing fascinating points of view and offering a chance to discover our planet through a different lens. An impressive number of over 395,000 images from over 220 countries and territories were submitted to the Sony World Photography Awards 2024. With 54 countries participating in this year’s program, the photographs in the National & Regional Awards take you on an exciting journey around the world. But it’s not just the incredible locations that will make you look twice – the awarded photographers also showcase their unique styles, utilize creative techniques and explore intriguing angles.

 

Marcos Azulay, Latin America National Awards 1st Place, 2024, Argentina, Sony World Photography Awards

Tomas Havrda, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania & Moldova Regional Award 1st Place, Czech Republic, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

Yasser Alomari, National Awards 1st Place, Saudi Arabia, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

Davuth Van, National Awards 1st Place, Cambodia, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

Vladimir Karamazov, Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria & North Macedonia Regional Award 1st Place, Bulgaria, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

This year the program continues spotlighting artists from specific regions in the European Regional Awards, set up by the World Photography Organisation and Sony Europe: the awards are the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, the Romania & Moldova Regional Award; the Latvia, Estonia & Lithuania Regional Award; the Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Regional Award; and the Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria & North Macedonia Regional Award. The National and Regional Awards program continues to illustrate how contemporary photographers around the globe capture their world – and celebrate their unique perspectives. Alongside promotion on the World Photography Organisation channels, winners receive Sony digital imaging kit plus inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards book and exhibition.

The Latin America Regional Awards, launched in 2022 by the World Photography Organisation and Sony Latin America, spotlight the vibrant and varied photographic community working within the region. The results were announced earlier this week and celebrated photographers based in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru who have entered the Sony World Photography Awards 2024 Open competition. From evocative portraits to cultural traditions to sun-kissed landscapes, the selected works illustrate the varied and dynamic works created by Latin American photographers.

 

Cziráki Orsolya Boglárka, European Regional Awards Shortlist, Hungary, Shortlist, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

Elena Georgiou, European Regional Awards Shortlist, Cyprus, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

Jair Fernando Coll Rubiano, Latin America National Awards 2nd Place, Colombia, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

Tran Tuan Viet, National Awards 1st Place, Vietnam, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

The winner of the Latin America Regional Awards was revealed to be Marcos Azulay, an Argentinian photographer. The winning picture is a beautifully composed portrait of Azulay’s son. Fidel is seen standing with his back to the camera, holding a bouquet. Shot a few days after his 20th birthday, Fidel is posed amongst blooming flowers and surrounded by nature, a visual metaphor for his son’s youth and his blossoming journey into adulthood. Speaking about his success, Marcos says: ‘I want to express my sincere gratitude for being selected as the winner in this year’s Latin America Regional Awards. It is a great honour to receive this prestigious recognition.’

The second place was awarded to Jair Fernando Coll Rubiano, a Colombian photographer. In his portrait, Melany Márquez, 9, poses as the ‘Star of Bethlehem’ on the main street of Quinamayó. Quinamayó is an Afro-Colombian community that celebrates Christmas in February, 40 days after the traditional date. Rubiano writes about his success: ‘Winning second place in the Latin America Regional Awards is an indescribable thrill. Capturing the essence of a tradition rooted in the history and culture of a nearby community, like celebrating Christmas in February, is an honour.’

 

Shayna Cuenca, United States, Shortlist, Youth Competiton, Through Your Eyes, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

Seongmin Park, National Awards 2nd Place, Korea, Republic Of, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

Frederik Rüegger, Germany, Shortlist, Student Competition, Home, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

Kayin Luys, Belgium, Shortlist, Student Competition, Home, 2024 Sony World Photography Awards

Marco Chacana, a Chilean photographer, was announced as the third place winner of the Latin America Regional Awards. Chacana’s black and white action shot beautifully captures the emotions conveyed by the tango dancers. A metropolitan transportation company worker by day, Chacana has been practicing photography for over 30 years and recently began his formal studies.

The shortlisted photographers in the 2024 Student competition are announced. The ten photographers are enrolled in leading international higher education institutions. This year students were challenged to submit a series of five to ten images interpreting the brief  ‘Home’, showing what home means to people around the world. Student Photographer of the Year will be revealed in April 2024.

 

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