Sony World Photography Awards
April 20 – May 6, 2018

Alys Tomlinson

World Photography Organisation’s The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world. Now in its 12th year, our goal is to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide.

The Awards are free to enter and open to all levels of photographer, from emerging 12-19-year-olds, enthusiastic hobbyists, and students, to established professionals. There is a competition and a category for everyone, from Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sports, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture, and more.

All images are judged by leading industry experts, who come together each year in London to decide the best images. A total prize fund of $30,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers.

With the power to kick-start and shape careers, photographers are provided with an unprecedented stage to showcase their work, powered by a series of tailored global press and media campaigns. Previous winners and shortlisted photographers have gone on to be represented by renowned galleries and institutions, and their work has been featured in major publications around the world.

Equally, each year we recognize one of the world’s most influential photographers through the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award; previous recipients have included Martin Parr, William Eggleston and Candida Höfer.

We are delighted to reveal the winners of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. Tickets are on sale for the 2018 Exhibition at Somerset House, London. Here is a survey of the winners in the Professional category:

 

Discovery & Photographer of the Year / 1st Place, “Ex-voto” by Alys Tomlinson

Still Life / 1st Place, “Siloquies And Soliloquies On Death, Life And Other Interludes” by Edgar Martins

Landscape / 1st Place, “White Gold” by Luca Locatelli

Natural World & Wildlife / 1st Place, “Deep Land” by Roselena Giovanna Ramistella

Architecture / 1st Place, “Buildings” (detail) by Gianmaria Gava

Contemporary Issues / 1st Place, “Slum Ballet” by Fredrik Lerneryd

Current Affairs & News / 1st Place, “Life Inside the Refugee Camp” by Mohd Samsul Mohd Said

Portraiture / 1st Place, “The Last Of The Crooners” by Tom Oldham

Creative / 1st Place, “The White Contamination” by Florian Ruiz

Sport / 1st Place, “Buzkashi” by Balazs Gardi

 

Sony World Photography Awards / 2018 Winners
World Photography Organisation
April 20 – May 6, 2018 / Somerset House, London
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The Space Between Us / Boris Mikhailov
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Displaying a strong influence by the political and social changes while also representing an important contemporary voice, this exhibition...
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"The bell-rope that gathers God at dawn dispatches me as though I dropped down the knell of a spent...
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Nam June Paik
Oct 17, 2019 – Feb 9, 2020
This major exhibition brings together over 200 works from throughout his five-decade career, from robots made from old TV...
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A Borderless Reality / Carlos Garaicoa
Oct 4, 2019 – Feb 2, 2020
Garaicoa investigates how the city and its architecture reflect and influence society. Havana’s abandoned construction projects and the lost...
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Particle Theory / Analia Saban
Oct 17 – Dec 28, 2019
Asking what the fundamental distinctions are between mediums, Saban's work dismantles the physical nature of materials and the basic...
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The Earth Is All I Know of Wonder
Marsden Hartley
The Louisiana Museum embarks in the mission of acquainting the European public with a grand retrospective that gathers over...
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30 Under 30 Women Photographers / Paris
November 8–10, 2019 / Paris
This year for its 10th Edition of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers, Artpil and Maison Photo present the 2019...
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Aesthetica Short Film Festival / 2019
November 6 – 10, 2019
A hotbed for talent discovery and a key event for filmmakers to meet industry professionals, the festival celebrates independent...
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The Space Between Us / Boris Mikhailov
Nov 16, 2019 – Feb 9, 2020
Displaying a strong influence by the political and social changes while also representing an important contemporary voice, this exhibition...
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ARTPIL / Prescription .104
Not stone can jacket heaven
"The bell-rope that gathers God at dawn dispatches me as though I dropped down the knell of a spent...
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Nam June Paik
Oct 17, 2019 – Feb 9, 2020
This major exhibition brings together over 200 works from throughout his five-decade career, from robots made from old TV...
+
A Borderless Reality / Carlos Garaicoa
Oct 4, 2019 – Feb 2, 2020
Garaicoa investigates how the city and its architecture reflect and influence society. Havana’s abandoned construction projects and the lost...
+
Particle Theory / Analia Saban
Oct 17 – Dec 28, 2019
Asking what the fundamental distinctions are between mediums, Saban's work dismantles the physical nature of materials and the basic...
+
The Earth Is All I Know of Wonder
Marsden Hartley
The Louisiana Museum embarks in the mission of acquainting the European public with a grand retrospective that gathers over...
+
30 Under 30 Women Photographers / Paris
November 8–10, 2019 / Paris
This year for its 10th Edition of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers, Artpil and Maison Photo present the 2019...
+
Aesthetica Short Film Festival / 2019
November 6 – 10, 2019
A hotbed for talent discovery and a key event for filmmakers to meet industry professionals, the festival celebrates independent...
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