This year’s competition set a new photo submissions record ( 230,103 ) but only 14 of them won an award.
Iranian photo journalist AsgharKhamseh was named L’Iris d’Or Photographe of this year’s Sony World Photography awards.
Kevin Frayer from Canada became the first photographer to win in two professional categories: Environment and People, while Sam Delaware from Maine, U.S.A, who is 18 years old, won the Young Photographer of the Year award.
Some of the winners are French photographers Amelie Labourdette and Julien Mauve in the Architecture and Concept categories, Greek Angelos Tzortzinis for the series of photos he took during the refugees crisis, and Italian Marcello Bonfanti, who took emotional photos of Ebola survivors.
The photos that won awards at the Sony World Photography Awards 2016 will be put on display in London between April 22 and May 8.
Let’s take a look at some of the photos that won awards this year.
Enchanted Forest – by Kei Nomiyama, apan – the Open Photographer of the Year award.
“Glue Boys” by Sofia Jern, Finland – Student Focus Photographer of the Year award
“TransBrasil” by Jetmir Idrizi, Kosovo
Waiting for Candymen by Kirstin Schmitt, Germany – the Candid Winner award
Greetings from Mars by Julien Mauvre, France – Concept category
In Search of the European Dream by Angelos Tzortzinis, Greece
Eagle Hunters of Western China – by Kevin Frayer – Environment category
Land of Nothingness – by Maroesjka Lavigne, Belgium
Nomadic Life Threatened on the Tibetan Plateau – by Kevin Frayer, Canada – People category
Ebola Survivors by Marcello Bonfanti, Italy
Which is your favorite photo from the ones listed above ?