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Latin America Professional Award

To celebrate the dynamic and inspiring photographic work currently created in Latin America, the World Photography Organisation and Sony Latin America launched the Latin America Professional Award. We are delighted the 2021 Latin America Professional Award is now open for entries. To find out more about entering, head to the How to enter section below. 

‘The Sony World Photography Awards offers a global platform upon which exceptional talent can be celebrated and given exposure. We know that there is an incredibly rich photographic community across Latin American and this new prize and accompanying exhibition will give insight to the diverse and vibrant practitioners working in the region.’ - Scott Gray, CEO and Founder of the World Photography Organisation 

Latin America Professional Award Winners & Shortlist 2020

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The Latin American Professional Award is chosen from the 2021 entries to the Sony World Photography Awards Professional competition by an expert committee from the World Photography Organisation.

The winning photographer will receive digital equipment from Sony and their work will be shown in an extensive exhibition in 2021 celebrating Latin American photographers affiliated with the Sony World Photography Awards.

The committee will also choose an extensive list of finalists that will be announced in Spring 2021.

How to enter

All photographers from Latin American countries entering bodies of work (five to ten images) to any of the ten categories in the Sony World Photography Awards’ Professional competition will be considered for the Latin America Professional Award. 

Submit your body of work to the Professional competition here

Please note: to be considered for the Latin America Professional Award, participants must have the nationality of one of the following Latin American countries and reside in any of these during the period of the award (June 1, 2020 - April 2021) Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.

Deadline for entries is January 14 2021 at 13:00 (GMT). 

Past winner and shortlist

Open to all photographers from Latin American countries entering bodies of work (five to ten images) to the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards’ Professional competition, the shortlist was announced last April and the winner in June.  

Click here to see the shortlist.

The inaugural winner of this year's Award is Pablo Albarenga. See his series Seeds of Resistance here