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2023 Professional competition Winners

Photographer of the Year

Congratulations to Edgar Martins (Portugal) for being awarded this year’s Photographer of the Year title for his series Our War. As well as winning a $25,000 (USD) cash prize, Martins is given a range of Sony digital imaging equipment plus global online coverage. Martins also wins a solo presentation at Somerset House of his work as part of next year’s Sony World Photography Awards exhibition. 

Speaking about his win, Martin says: ‘It is a huge honour to be recognised and although I am philosophical about awards and the subjective nature of someone’s choice, knowing that there were over 180,000 entries to this year’s Professional competition, is very humbling. In this case, it is also quite an emotional experience because I get to honour my friend on a world stage and bring attention to the family’s plight to find his remains. There’s no award that has the reach of the Sony World Photography Awards.’


Category Winners

Photographers could submit a series of five to ten images interpreting one of the ten categories. Each submission entered into the Professional competition was rigorously judged by a panel of expert judges. This year’s category winners each receive Sony digital imaging kit, inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition and book, plus global online coverage.


Architecture & Design






Documentary Projects


















Still Life



Wildlife & Nature