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2023 Open competition Winners' & Shortlist

 © Dinorah Graue Obscura, Mexico, Open Photographer of the Year, Open Competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards



Dinorah Graue Obscura (Mexico) is Open Photographer of the Year 2023. She wins $5,000 (cash prize), Sony digital imaging kit, inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition and book, plus global online coverage. The Open competition rewards striking standalone images highlighting the beauty of our world. Photographers could submit up to three images for free across ten categories.


Speaking about her win, Graue Obscura says: ‘It is an absolute honour to receive the Open Photographer of the Year 2023 award. I am absolutely certain that this recognition will contribute to the dissemination of my work as a wildlife photographer, which aims to transmit and show people the beauty I see in Nature. I believe that photography is a very powerful tool that can be used to raise awareness about the fragility of our natural world.’