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.
"I prefer clearly or even simply composed pictures with a clear motive. To me a good photo should be devoid of distracting elements."
"I wanted to understand a tradition that was outside of my own experience with their ancient customs, rituals and codes associated with it, which were passed down in families over generations."
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"I am documenting current events. Jaworzno is not a big city, it only has about 90,000 citizens. Despite this everyday life is very interesting."
"Iceland was a natural destination to travel to for this project. If you are looking for archaic places on this planet with little colour, you end up in that beautiful, rough country."