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Peculiar sunflowers, striking architecture, and moody surfers - Sony World Photography Awards 2022 Print Sale

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Although the Sony World Photography Awards 2022 exhibition has now closed, we continue to celebrate some of the greatest contemporary photographs with a print sale! We have teamed up with the experts at Art Photo Limited to bring you a limited selection of fine art photographic prints, which means you will be able to take some of your favourite images home. 

Freshen up your home gallery wall and find daily inspiration in some of the best photographs from this year's Awards!

We take a closer look at the curated selection below. 

© Etienne Souchon, France, Winner, Open competition, Street Photography, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

This is the third picture of thousands taken over a month-long trip to Havana, Cuba, with my 35mm – and it is my favourite!
There is something happening here, some kind of tension: this car looks like it is drifting in the middle of the street, and this kid looks like he is running away from something.

This wonderful street shot was taken by Etienne Souchon from Tolouse, France. Etienne is the winner of the Street Photography category in the Open competition. Music producer by day, he found his love for photography while travelling. His picture taken in Havana, Cuba, has a timeless feel to it that will elevate any wall! 

 

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© Raido Nurk, Estonia, Winner, Open competition, Motion, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

The waves were the biggest I’ve ever seen in the evening when I took this photo in The Hague, Netherlands. The waves and the pouring rain created quite a unique atmosphere.

Raido Nurk is the winner of the Motion category in the Open Competition, as well as being the Estonian winner of the National Awards. His moody image taken on a rainy day has a surreal, dark quality to it which we really love! 

 

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© Isabel Salmon, United Kingdom, Winner, Open competition, Creative, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

I began to document my mum’s experience with labyrinthitis and PPPD – a sensory documentation of her condition. I am finding ways to explore this through experimental techniques, with the intention of combining sound, and also considering other senses. I hope to create an installation in collaboration with my mum, using a series of conversations with her.

 

This expressive portrait was taken by Isabel Salmon, the winner of the Creative category in the Open competition. The vibrant reds and dark blacks create a striking image that is bound to stand out!

 

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© Leonardo Reyes-González, Mexico, Winner, Open competition, Object, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

Still life photography of things thrown away (aka trash), that might be useful for someone else - or could, hopefully, become art.

This photograph taken by Leonardo Reyes-González from Mexico won the Object category in the Open competition. We think that this lovely image highlights the fact that if you are open to it, you can find beauty and art anywhere, and in any thing!  

 

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© Anthony Chan, Hong Kong, Winner, Open competition, Architecture, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

In an industrial district in Hong Kong, surrounded by a mix of old and new developments, this shot was taken to highlight a contrasting co-existence: a new skyscraper’s stylishly designed front entrance and an old industrial complex with myriads of air conditioners, pipes and wires mounted on its wall. The shadow and light accentuated the overall monochromic effect of the city’s architecture

 

The photographer behind this impressive image is Anthony Chan, Hong Kong. He is the winner of the Architecture category in the Open competition. The contrast between the old and the new, as well as the balanced composition, is what stood out to us the most. 

 

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© Vicente Ansola, Spain, Winner, Open competition, Landscape, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

I encountered this field of sunflowers in Castilla and León. Sunflowers always seek the divine by following the sun on its route. These ones, although withered, stood up proudly. When I grabbed my camera to shoot, I no longer saw sunflowers but women walking the dry fields of Castilla, wearing ancestral garments. An army of spirits – the inexorable exodus of the Spanish rural.

The individual behind this mind-bending image is Vicente Ansola, a photographer from Spain and the winner of the Landscape category in the Open competition. We love the way this image catches your eye and draws you in - it is a standout piece and a guaranteed conversation starter! 

 

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© Utsab Ahamed Akash, Bangladesh, Winner, Open competition, Lifestyle, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

The honey collectors collect in winter. They place the bees’ nests near the mustard field as they can produce more honey that way. We often see this kind of scene in the Bangladesh countryside.

Utsab Ahamed Akash is a photographer from Bangladesh and the winner of the Lifestyle category in the Open competition. Utsab managed to capture a daily ritual in a really impressive way, creating an unforgettable picture!

 

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© Simone Corallini, Italy, Winner, Open competition, Portraiture, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

Simone Gentile, a 16-year-old surfer.

This eye-catching black and white portrait titled 'The Endless Summer' was photographed by Simone Corrallini from Italy. He is the winner of the Portraiture category in the Open competition. Beautifully composed, this photograph highlights the surfer's youthful energy in a way that takes you back to those long, carefree summers spent by the sea.