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“He is an ordinary man, a horse caretaker to be exact but willing to do something that is very very important for his community. Not a lot of people are reading books in Indonesia…”

This week we choose some of our favorite Arts and Culture entries from the past 3 years of the Open competition of the Sony World Photography Awards. The competition is free to enter and open to all photographers. 

"These photographs provide agency to those whose lives and livelihoods have been destroyed by mining processes and the long-term environmental ramifications..."

Sony Global Imaging Ambassador Davide Monteleone is an artist and a visual journalist working on long term independent project using photography video and text.


The 2017 ZEISS Photography Award ‘Seeing Beyond’ is now open and free to enter for all. One winning photographer will be awarded with €12,000 worth of ZEISS lenses, €3,000 travel expenses to complete a dream photography project in the location of their choice + a trip to London! 

PhotoShelter has collected 22 grants, monetary awards, and scholarships that could be your golden ticket to telling the story that matters most to you!

Experts from across the photographic industry will come together to decide the best images shot in 2016. They will choose from the awards’ Professional, Open, Youth, National Awards and Student Focus competitions.


2015 Sony World Photography Awards

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Sony World Photography Awards - 2017 Categories