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 love to play with new ideas mentally and communicate them through experimental techniques in my photographs. It's an act of extensive freedom."
Belgian photographer Kevin Faingnaert has won the 2017 ZEISS Photography Award. Kevin's series 'Føroyar' depicts life on remote and sparsely populated villages on the Faroe Islands.
"The word 'snapshot' is usually used in a derogatory way, but it doesn't have to imply disposable or unthinking, it can be elevated beyond that."
'Hackney Studios' is a long-term project by East London resident and photographer, Jenny Lewis, now published by Hoxton Mini Press.
"From a composing perspective 99% of my shots are top-down, with the drone camera perpendicular to the ground. I like how top-down shots redesign our classic perspective, forcing to compose each shot accordingly."
To celebrate International Women's Day, we asked 7 of our female staff members based in London to choose their favourite Open and Professional images by female photographers from the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards shortlist.