Since the inauguration of the Sony World Photography Awards over a decade ago, Sony have aimed to inspire and excite photographers through innovation of digital imaging products and support of their talent.
Through the Sony World Photography Awards we can celebrate fantastic and ambitious photographers. With Sony, we are constantly looking at how we can further develop our support of individual photographers.
In demonstration of the Awards’ commitment to create opportunities for its photographers, Sony has once again awarded a number of photographers from the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards, whilst continuing for the third year the grant program for select students who participated in the Student Focus competition.
2019 Professional Grant recipients
Sony has chosen the below category winners to receive the 2019 Grant:
Yan Wang Preston | UK | Landscape Winner
Ed Thompson | UK | Brief 3rd Place Winner
Kohei Ueno | Japan | Sport 2nd Place Winner
Tuomas Uusheimo | Finland | Architecture 2nd Place Winner
Each receives $7,000 (USD) and Sony digital imaging equipment to create work of their choice.
2019 Student Grant Recipients
For the third year, Sony has commissioned three photographers from the Student Focus competition to work together on a new body of work.
Joel Davies | UK | Central St Martins
Sam Delaware | USA | Pacific Union College, 2016 Youth Photographer of the Year
Tobias Kristensen | Denmark | Danish School of Media & Journalism
2018 Professional Grant recipients
2018 Student Grant Recipients
For the second year, Sony has commissioned three photographers from the Student Focus competition to work together on a new body of work. The theme for this body of work will be announced later in the year.
2017 Professional Grant recipients
Four Professional category winners from the 2017 Awards were chosen by Sony to receive grants to pursue a project of their choice.
The 2017 Sony Grant recipients from the professional category are:
2017 Student Grant recipients
Continuing to engage with the next generation of photographers, three young artists shortlisted in the 2017 Student Focus competition were commissioned to create a new body of work.
Working together as a collective across three continents, the photographers were challenged discover “How photography transforms our encounters with everyday objects?”
The three photographers are:
Shravya Kag | USA | School of Visual Arts, New York
Sarah Schrimpf | Germany | Akademie der Bildenden Künste München
Tatsuki Katayama | Japan | Kyoto University of Art and Design
2016 Professional Grant recipients
Three Professional category winners from the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards were chosen by Sony to receive grants to pursue a project of their choice.
The 2016 Sony Grant recipients from the professional category are:
Amélie Labourdette | France | Architecture
Maroesjka Lavigne | Belgium | Landscape
Nikolai Linares | Denmark | Sports