These are the Winners of Sony World Photography Awards 2020 [Pictures]

The World Photography Organization has finally revealed the winners of this year’s Sony World Photography Awards, one of the most prestigious photography competitions in the world, on 9 June 2020.

The photographs represent the best snapshots from professional photographers. of what professionals

Let’s have a look at the winners.

Photographer of the Year

 

Photo © Pablo Albarenga | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Photographer: Pablo Albarenga

Title: Seeds of Resistance 3

Image Description: “José is one of the leaders of the Achuar indigenous people in the Sharamentsa community. He defends his rainforest by generating projects in collaboration with external organizations. One of them aims to create an indigenous group to monitor their territory from the ground and also by using aerial technology such as drones.

Left: José lying down in his yard over a banana leaf, dressed in traditional Achuar clothing.

Right: The Achuar rainforest at the back of José’s house. Sharamentsa, Pastaza, Ecuador.”

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Photo © Pablo Albarenga | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Photo © Pablo Albarenga | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Open Photographer of the Year

 

Photo © Tom Oldham | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Photographer: Tom Oldham

Title: Black Francis

Image Description: “Photographers for MOJO Magazine enjoy a rare degree of freedom and trust with what is usually an open brief. This allows us to capture our own experience with very high profile musicians. However, when photographing famous singers, we are often painfully aware of how many times the sitter has, well, sat. I like to acknowledge this and asked Charles (aka Black Francis) to show me the level of frustration photoshoots can generate. He offered up this perfect gesture of exasperation, and the image ran as the lead portrait for the feature.”

More of Tom Oldham’s work:

Photo © Tom Oldham | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Photo © Tom Oldham | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Student Photographer of the Year

 

Photo © Ioanna Sakellaraki | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Photographer: Ioanna Sakellaraki

Title: Aeiforia

Series Description: “In an era of climate change and challenges around sustainability, islands are particularly vulnerable. Insular by their very nature, these land masses usually depend on fossil fuels and imports for energy (despite the high transportation costs). Until a few years ago, the idea of an island being fully reliant on clean energy was almost unthinkable, and yet it is about to become a reality on Tilos in Greece.

These images were taken in the island’s capital, Megálo Chorió, which is home to just 70 people during the winter. At night the passageways, rooftops and yards are illuminated by moonlight, presenting plenty of opportunities for photography. The islanders use various solar panels and energy devices including some handmade versions. The aim is to keep these running for as long as possible to help sustain households throughout the winter.”

More images from the series:

Photo © Ioanna Sakellaraki | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Photo © Ioanna Sakellaraki | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Youth Photographer of the Year

 

Photo © Hsien-Pang Hsieh | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Photographer: Hsien-Pang Hsieh

Title: Hurry

Image Description: “This image was taken shortly after I came to Germany to study. It was the first time I had traveled abroad alone, and I felt under enormous pressure. There were so many things to learn at school, and I was also trying to fit in with everyone else.

Although this man looks as though he’s in a rush to get to work, he’s actually standing still – and it’s this dichotomy that appealed to me. These days, with life moving at such a frantic pace, it’s important for people to slow down. When I’m facing challenges I look at this picture and it reminds me to take a moment and just breathe.”

Check out more of his work:

@therogerhsieh

 

@therogerhsieh

 

1st Place – Architecture

 

Photo © Sandra Herber | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Photographer: Sandra Herber

Title: Ice Fishing Hut XV

 

1st Place – Documentary

 

Photo © Chung Ming Ko | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Photographer: Chung Ming Ko

Title: Wounds of Hong Kong 7

1st Place – Environment

 

Photo © Robin Hinsch | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Photographer: Robin Hinsch

Title: Natural gas flaring site, Ughelli, Niger Delta, Nigeria.

1st Place – Landscape

 

Photo © Ronny Behnert | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Photographer: Ronny Behnert

Title: Torii Einootsurugi

1st Place – Natural World & Wildlife

 

Photo © Brent Stirton | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Photographer: Brent Stirton

Title: Pangolins in Crisis 1

1st Place – Sport

 

Photo © Ángel López Soto | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Photographer: Ángel López Soto

Title: Senegalese Wrestlers 3

1st Place – Still Life

 

Photo © Alessandro Gandolfi | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Photographer: Alessandro Gandolfi

Title: Immortality 8

1st Place – Portraiture

Photo © Cesar Dezfuli | 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Photographer: Cesar Dezfuli

Title: Oumar. Guinea Conakry (1999).

Left: Oumar portrayed on 1st August 2016 on board a rescue vessel in the Mediterranean sea.

Right: Oumar portrayed on 19th January 2019 in Italy, where he currently lives.


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