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Professional highlights #2 - 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

5 years ago

Welcome to our new series showcasing the Professional entries from the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. Our editors will be choosing a wide variety of their favorite submissions to this year's competition. These will then be guaranteed to go through to the final round of judging, along with the other fantastic submissions, when the competition closes on 11 January, 2019. 

The Professional competition recognizes outstanding bodies of work (between 5-10 images) and is free for everyone to enter. You don't need to be a "professional" photographer to enter, you just need to have a great series of work! 

This month's chosen photographers are: Christian Demarco, Mihails Ignats, Matt Anderson, Lara Wilde, and Olga Ush. Scroll down to see their fantastic work... 




Christian Demarco -
Category: Documentary

Christian is a photographer interested in people, contemporary issues and social affairs. He believes photography isa method of self-expression through images and personal narratives. He was born in Santiago, Chile, and he is currently based in Berlin, Germany.

About the series: 

"Fidel Castro’s death opens a period of uncertainty, perhaps the beginning of a new stage in Cuban history."



Mihails Ignats -
Category: Discovery

Mihails was born in Latvia in 1958. He started to take photographs during the 1980s. Since 2007, the author concentrates on aerial photography. His images were shortlisted and commended in the Travel Category of the Open Competition in the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.

About the series: 

"An open sight over the broken lines of everyday life"



Matt Anderson -
Category: Architecture

Matt Anderson has been  a fine art photographer for the past 25 years. His prints are a culmination of an endless pursuit of ultimate quality and presentation. Anderson studied at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He has been an industry trainer and production artist in photography, Photoshop, and printmaking.

About the series: 

"In the beauty of winter I used the snow to capture these old relics of character in a cold isolated white blanket."



Lara Wilde -
Category: Portraiture

Lara Wilde studied Audiovisual Media in Berlin and Psychology in Hagen. Since 2013, she has worked as a photographer and director, with the aim of combining a strong visual language with her curiosity for human nature.


About the series: 

"For this project, I met strangers in the middle of the night in Berlin. I talked and photographed in the comfort of the darkness and told their stories with light."



Olga Ush -
Category: Creative

Olga Ush is a New York City based fashion photographer originally from Moscow, Russia. Olga received a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Photography and Imaging in May 2018.

About the series: 

"The Dust is the interpretation of the artist's personal experience while dreaming and experiencing migraine with an aura."