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.
"Look for features of the building you can use to compose your photographs, such as repetition or patterns in the façade, colonnades or interesting details."
"There will always be young people and even though the political situation might change many challenges of their daily life will stay the same."
"Above all, photography is an ever-changing art. And that's a great opportunity to experiment and continuously improve."
"Travel and street photography is for me the best way to train your eyes and photography skills - as it combines so many different genres of photography."
"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."