We are delighted to reveal the grand prize winners for the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx secures title of Photographer of the Year.
"The idea to ask each of the sitters to write their own testimony is borne out of a desire to work collaboratively with the young people and give them a voice to talk directly to the audience without the filter of a journalist's questions."
"It gave me a deep respect for their job, to go out with their herd of sheep, day after day, with average temperatures of -20 degrees celsius, fighting against wind, ice and snow."
"My obsessions overflow into my physical surroundings as if I have run out of space in mind to tend to them. The outer reflects the inner, and it is these reflections that assist me on my journey."
Tom Oldham is a London-based portrait photographer, focusing mostly on portraits of musicians, sports stars and other "talented folk". He works in locations across the UK and worldwide.
James O’brien has been shooting the world’s top sporting events for the last 20 years. He shoots in various styles and genres, including editorial, commercial, PR, corporate, and portraits.
"I’m looking for the sort work one makes because they can’t imagine not making it…That’s when it feels raw"