Winners Of 2017’s Sony World Photography Awards
The Sony World Photography Awards bring us the most awe-inspiring photos from around the globe every year, and 2017’s freshly announced winners are sure to leave you speechless.
The competition hands awards out to 4 different categories: Professional (body of work), open (single images), youth (photographers aged 12-19), and student focus. National Awards are also presented to one photo from each participating country. Depending on the category, winners take home cash prizes, Sony digital imaging equipment, and the opportunity the have their photo featured in an exhibition. This year the winners’ exposition will be held in London.
1 Khalid Alsabat, Saudi Arabia National Award
Alsabat captured this image of an elderly fisherman casting his net in Yangzhou, China.
Photographer: Khalid Alsabat
2 Camilo Diaz, Colombia National Award
Submerged field. Everyday aims towards a collective goal. The Colombian national team is immersed in white, grey, and black, fighting together for the ultimate position. With accredited prestige, an invitation was sent to participate in the European Junior Championship, as a guest team. Ana Maria and her team are constantly fighting, pushing their lungs to the limit and transforming their everyday lack of resources to an idea of opportunity. The volume of water suggests a calm while the surface gives constant chaos. It is in this scenario that the South American team is named youth world champion winners in Norway.
Photographer: Camilo Diaz
3 Homare Hamada, Japan National Award
Hamada captured the full trajectory launch of the Stork rocket by using long exposure.
Photographer: Homare Hamada
4 Peter Svoboda, Slovakia National Award
Light from above. The picture “Light from above” was taken in September 2016 in Santa Maddalena, Dolomiten, Italy. Beautiful light and humidity stood behind the nice play of light and shadows that morning. I was waiting as the small church was illuminated by the very first rays of Sun.
Photographer: Peter Svoboda
5 Andreas Hemb, Sweden National Award
A herd of cape Buffaloes drink at a watering hole at Zimanga Private Games Reserve, South Africa. Taken on tripod with first exposure lit for buffaloes and without changing camera position second exposure without light and focused on the stars instead of the buffaloes.
Photographer: Andreas Hemb
6 Shashanka Chitrakar, Nepal National Award
Photographer: Shashanka Chitrakar
7 Jelena Jankovic, Serbia National Award
EXIST. The year 2016. reminds me the time in which selfie culture determines our existence if we were somewhere or doing something. The photo was taken at a concert Massive Attack in Pula/Croatia.
Photographer: Jelena Jankovic
8 Luis Godinho, Portugal National Award
Photographer: Luis Godinho
9 Petar Sabol, Croatia National Award
This image titled Swirl was shot at the beginning of 2016. at local pond near Palovec. It shows the moment a small bird kingfisher flies out of water with a little fish in his beak.
Photographer: Petar Sabol
10 Jim Chen, Taiwan National Award
Photographer: Jim Chen