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Welcome to our weekly selection of the best entries to the Open competition of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. As always, the #SWPA is free to enter for all photographers!


Photoville, now firmly established as one of the world's leading photography festivals, returns to its iconic location at Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, until 24 September.

We are delighted to announce self-taught photographer Matt Horspool as our August monthly winner in the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, Open competition.

"I am more of an observer than a creator so photography provides the perfect medium for me in the sense that I don't have to start from scratch..."


Photoville will once again create an immersive photography village populated by 55+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries. There will be containers, outdoor exhibitions, talks, workshops, and evening projections!

"Being named Photographer of the Year has given me more exposure than I could ever have imagined. It has opened lots of new doors..." - Frederik Buyckx, 2017 Photographer the Year

With the launch of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, we're excited to announce new monthly prizes. At the end of each month, our editors will choose one image to be crowned the Monthly Winner, taken from the entries of the previous month. 


2018 Sony World Photography Awards - Competitions