Sony World Photography Awards 2011 Winners

Congratulations to all the Professional Competition category winners, who were announced at the Sony World Photography Awards ceremony on April 27th in London. The winning photographers are as follows:

PHOTOJOURNALISM & DOCUMENTARY

Current Affairs

  • Winner: Javier Arcenillas (Spain)
  • 2nd: Robin Hammond (New Zealand) / Panos
  • 3rd: Ahmad Masood, (Afghanistan) / Reuters

Contemporary Issues

  • Winner: Javier Arcenillas (Spain)
  • 2nd: Christian Lutz (Switzerland) / Agence VU
  • 3rd: Balazs Gardi (Hungary) / basetrack.org

People

  • Winner: Alejandro Chaskielberg (Argentina)/ Michael Hoppen Gallery
  • 2nd: Denis Rouvre (France)
  • 3rd: Lucia Herrero (Spain)

Sport

  • Winner: Pavel Wolberg (Israel)
  • 2nd: Javier Arcenillas (Spain)
  • 3rd: Palmer + Pawel (United Kingdom)

Arts and Culture

  • Winner: Amit Madheshiya (India)
  • 2nd: Tommaso Bonaventura (Italy)
  • 3rd: Mahesh Shantaram (India)

COMMERCIAL

Campaign

  • Winner: Adam Hinton (United Kingdom) / Saatchi & Saatchi
  • 2nd: Richard Bailey (United Kingdom)
  • 3rd: Tomg Meng (China)

Travel

  • Winner: Liz Loh-Taylor (Australia)
  • 2nd: Javier Arcenillas (Spain)
  • 3rd: Andrew McConnell (Ireland) / Panos

Lifestyle

  • Winner: Saja Seus (Germany)
  • 2nd: Frank Bayh & Steff Rosenberger-Ochs (Germany)
  • 3rd: Fabrizio Cestari (Italy)

FINE ART

Architecture

  • Winner: Alnis Stakle (Latvia)
  • 2nd: Frank Meyl (Germany)
  • 3rd: Frank Bayh & Steff Rosenberger-Ochs (Germany)

Portraiture

  • Winner: Alain Willaume (France)/ Tendance Floue /Galerie Vu
  • 2nd: David Kretschmer (Germany)
  • 3rd: Paolo Verzone (Italy) / Agence VU

Landscape

  • Winner: Florence Iff (Switzerland)
  • 2nd: Guido Castagnoli (Italy) / Periscope Creative
  • 3rd: Frank Day (United States)

Still Life

  • Winner: Renhui Zhao (Singapore)
  • 2nd: Peter Franck (Germany)
  • 3rd: Charles Emerson (United Kingdom)

Conceptual

  • Winner: Paul Gisbrecht (Germany)
  • 2nd: Ana Cop (Canada)
  • 3rd: Zhongyin Gao (China)

Comments

  • Aview 10/01/2012 17:05

    So yet another case of this site sucks. Why in this day and age can one not just click on the winner list and the winning photo open? Time to get this place redesigned and brought into the modern age of computing. It is for all the world as useless as a fork for eating a bowl of soup

  • Aview 10/01/2012 17:05

    So yet another case of this site sucks. Why in this day and age can one not just click on the winner list and the winning photo open? Time to get this place redesigned and brought into the modern age of computing. It is for all the world as useless as a fork for eating a bowl of soup

  • Hilary Moore 20/02/2012 13:39

    Couldn't agree more with the above comment. Not an easy site to navigate around. I put one of the winners names into 'search' and it came back with 'no images found' !! Surely you can do something to update this site and make it more user friendly.

  • JeffT 24/02/2012 00:58

    Cannot do otherwise but to join my voice to those of Hilary and Aview. The whole site simply sucks. Hope WPO people are able to find their way to this page and read these comments. Changes are badly needed!

  • Mike V 27/02/2012 21:28

    I posted an image into the 2012 Open catagory, yet when I search for my image I get 'no image found' yet it clearly states that I have entered 1 competition in my profile......if anyone can find my image (84362-306668)displayed in the competition entries please post the link on here.
    Whichever 'webmaster' designed this site needs to be sacked.

  • Mike V 27/02/2012 21:28

    I posted an image into the 2012 Open catagory, yet when I search for my image I get 'no image found' yet it clearly states that I have entered 1 competition in my profile......if anyone can find my image (84362-306668)displayed in the competition entries please post the link on here.
    Whichever 'webmaster' designed this site needs to be sacked.

  • cms 24/04/2012 19:09

    I absolutely agree about the difficulty with navigating around this site. It also bothers me that there has been no official response to all the complaints and constructive criticism that appear here.

  • Trevor Batchelor 27/04/2012 15:02

    And I thought that it was just me having great difficulty with this site. I have been trying to get into my account for months to update it and no joy whatsoever.

  • Ayalem 15/12/2012 12:10

    Also found this site to be terribly slow, un-user friendly and nigh on impossible to upload images too. Why do you offer to take TIFF files when your max filesize upload is 5mb... TIFF's are generally up to 100mb! Also, I have no idea what 'security' means when trying to upload an image that I have had to resize to upload so it in the .8-5mb range. For a site that is meant to cover the best of the World's photography it is astounding that the site is so badly set up to be honest :(

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