It's an exciting day at the World Photography Organisation as today we've revealed the overall winners for this year's Sony World Photography Awards. Created by the World Photography Organisation and sponsored by Sony, the Awards has four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student. It is one of the world’s largest and prestigious photography competitions, with more than 345,000 images from 203 countries and territories submitted across the four competitions for the 2020 edition. More than 135,000 images were entered into the Professional competition this year – the highest entries to date.
Join us in applauding the leading photographers today and their talent, dedication and creativity. Below you will enjoy winners from all four competitions, plus the Alpha Female Award and Latin America Professional Award winners - both new awards for 2020. You will also find a link to the Professional competition category winners to watch their acceptance videos.
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR and LATIN AMERICA PROFESSIONAL AWARD WINNER
Pablo Albarenga, Uruguay
PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION CATEGORY WINNERS
The Professional competition represents the importance of the series and breaking new ground in the photographic medium. Asking artists to submit a body of work interpreting one of the ten thematic categories, each entry is rigorously judged in its narrative excellence, technical skill and ability in exploring creativity in new and exciting ways. Enjoy our ten category winners' acceptance videos here.
OPEN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Tom Oldham, United Kingdom
STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Ioanna Sakellaraki, Greece
ALPHA FEMALE AWARD WINNER
Lily's portrait references historical paintings, particularly Johannes Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring, but she has brought in an 21st-century twist. Lily explains how her photograph aims to explore the relationship between the past and the present, and how both contrast and support each other.
YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Hsien-Pang Hsieh, Taiwan, 19 years old