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 am looking for geometry and symmetry obsessively in each of my compositions. When I take a photo, I exclude all other circumstances and focus only on the picture to be prepared. I collect moments."
"Drawn to the common humanity rather than the dogma behind such traditions, I felt it a pertinent theme in our increasingly globalised world with its frequent clash of civilisations."
Carl Jeffers is shortlisted in the Portraits category of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. His image, alongside the other winners will be exhibited at Somerset House, London from 21 April - 7 May.
Today we have revealed the 10 extraordinary photographs that have won the Open competition of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards.
"Inspiration comes from being open to new experiences, people and ideas. It simply doesn't happen trying it by brute force."