Since the inauguration of the Sony World Photography Awards over a decade ago, Sony has aimed to inspire and excite photographers through innovation of digital imaging products and support of their talent.
Through the Sony World Photography Awards, we can celebrate fantastic and ambitious photographers. With Sony, we are constantly looking at how we can further develop our support of individual photographers.
In a demonstration of the Awards’ commitment to creating opportunities for its photographers, Sony has once again awarded a number of photographers from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, whilst continuing for the second year the grant program for select students who participated in the Student Focus competition.
The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions:
- Professional– Recognising outstanding bodies of work (closes January 11, 2019 – 1300 GMT)
- Open– Rewarding the world’s best single images (closes January 4, 2019 – 1300 GMT)
- Youth– Best single images by photographers aged 12-19 (closes January 4, 2019 – 1300 GMT)
- Student– For photography students worldwide (closes November 30, 2018 – 1300 GMT)
Please note: You can only enter one of the following competitions: Professional, Open or Youth.
All 10 shortlisted photographers are given Sony Digital Imaging equipment and flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards ceremony, with the winner receiving 30,000€ worth of Sony photography equipment for his or her institution.
The 2018 Photographer of the Year – Alys Tomlinson
‘Ex-Voto’ is a personal project by London-based photographer Tomlinson (age 43). The winning work encompasses formal portraiture, large format landscape and small, detailed still-life images of the ‘ex-votos’ (offerings of religious devotion) found at pilgrimage sites of Lourdes (France), Ballyvourney (Ireland) and Grabarka (Poland).
The photographer mainly explores themes of environment, belonging and identity. She recently completed an MA (Distinction) in Anthropology of Travel, Tourism and Pilgrimage and has been recognised by a number of photography prizes.
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