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The woman signaling to the railroad drivers had been a source of fascination for Sasha Maslov since he was a boy. He seeks out their story for his series Ukrainian Railroad Ladies 

What's caught our eye this week? Check out nine spectacular images from the 2021 Open competition!

2020 Student Photographer of the Year Ioanna Sakellaraki reveals the thinking behind her conceptual project about grief and her homeland

Discover more details about the Alpha Female Award, our programme to celebrate women photographers around the globe

We put 2021 Sony World Photography Awards Professional competition judge Hannah Watson in the spotlight 

Enjoy some of the best single images entered in the Sony World Photography Awards 2021 Open competition over the week...

For this week's Instagram takeover, Angus MacKinnon share his moving project BOLO

Take a look at the winner and nine shortlisted photographers for September's Youth competition, where we asked for images encapsulating the natural world 

2020 Sony World Photography Awards - competitions