Copyright: © Andreas Pohl, Germany, Winner, Open, Architecture (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
The picturesque Somerset House is the location of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition 2018 which will run from 20th April to 6th May 2018.
Copyright: © Mikkel Beiter, Denmark, Winner, Open Travel and Denmark National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
Now in its 11th year, Sony World Photography Awards is one of the world’s largest and most diverse photography Awards, spanning four different competitions (Professional, Open, Youth, Student Focus). 2018 has seen record entries to the fair, with nearly 320,000 images submitted from over 200 countries and territories.
Copyright: © Justyna Zdunczyk, Poland, Winner, Open Wildlife and Winner, Poland National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
The 10 Open category winners have already been announced after being judged by an expert panel of judges.
The Open category winners are:
Architecture: Andreas Pohl, German with the image The Man and the Mysterious Tower
Culture: Panos Skordas, Greek with image Young Minotaur
Enhanced: Klaus Lenzen, German with image Every Breath you Take
Landscape & Nature: Veselin Atanasov, Bulgarian with image Early Autumn
Motion: Fajar Kristianto, Indonesian with image The Highest Platform
Copyright: © Nick Dolding, United Kingdom, Winner, Open Portraiture and Winner, United Kingdom National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
Portraiture: Nick Dolding, British with image Emile
Still Life: Richard Frishman, American with image Sunday Buffet at Jerry Mikeska’s BBQ;
Columbus, Texas 2017
Copyright: © Manuel Armenis, Germany, Winner, Open Street Photography and Winner, Germany National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
Street Photography: Manuel Armenis, German with image Old Friends
Travel: Mikkel Beiter, Danish with image Shapes of Lofoten
Wildlife: Justuna Zduńczyk, Polish with image An Unexpected Meeting
This year the exhibition is curated by Mike Trow, ex-Picture Editor, British Vogue and will cover the entire ground floor exhibition space of Somerset House, spanning shortlisted and winning images from all categories of this year’s competition; from current affairs to ‘discovery’, travel and architecture to ‘creative’, street photography to wildlife, and more.
Every year the Awards’ gives an Outstanding Contribution to Photography (OCP) prize. Past winners have included Martin Parr, Elliot Erwitt and Mary Ellen Mark. This year’s winner is the celebrated German artist Candida Höfer. A special selection of her large scale, striking architectural photographs will be exhibited alongside the Awards’ photographs.
The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition takes place at Somerset House from 20 April – 6 May.
For more information and to book tickets for the exhibition, visit the Event website here
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