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#SWPA showcase: minimalism special

2 weeks ago

Choosing to focus on clean lines, a minimal colour palette, and highlighting just the core elements of a scene is a real skill in photography. Some of the world’s most celebrated photographers have mastered the minimalist approach, including Michael Kenna, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Franco Fontana. Often seen in architecture and landscape photography, minimalism can be across all different genres and is a technique we often see in entries to the Sony World Photography Awards. Delving into the archives from the last three editions of the Awards, we bring you some of the best photographs embracing reduction. 

© Marvin Grey Maralit, Philippines, Shortlist, Professional competition, Landscape, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards

© Franco Tessarolo, Switzerland, Shortlist, Open competition, Architecture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

© Damon Beckford, Finland, Winner, National Awards, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

© Jan Prengel, Germany, Shortlist, Professional competition, Still Life, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards

© John White, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Open competition, Creative, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

© Yuta Doto, Japan, Shortlist, Open competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards

© Chris Patterson, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Open competition, Still Life, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

© Haruna Ogata & Jean-Etienne Portail, Japan, 1st Place, Professional competition, Still Life, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

© Damon Beckford, Finland, Winner, National Awards, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

© Shaun Muramatsu, Japan, National Awards 3rd Place, Creative, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards

© Bence Kalmar, Hungary, Shortlist, Professional competition, Still Life, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

© Chang Jun Lee, Korea, Republic Of, Shortlist, Open competition, Street Photography, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards

© Koki Shinoda, Japan, Shortlist, Open competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards

© Sara Goli, Iran, Islamic Republic Of, Shortlist, Professional competition, Portfolio, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

© Manuel Schmidt, Germany, Shortlist, Open competition, Object, 2021 Sony World Photography Awards

© Ronny Behnert, Germany, 1st Place, Professional competition, Landscape, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

© Jonathan Walland, United Kingdom, 2nd Place, Professional competition, Architecture , 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

© Huu Binh Nguyen, Vietnam, Shortlist, Open competition, Travel, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards

© Tooru Iijima, National Award, Winner, Japan, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards