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Sony World Photography Awards exhibition

The highly anticipated Sony World Photography Awards exhibition returns to Somerset House from 19 April to 6 May. Bringing extraordinary images to an iconic location, discover incredible stories through the best photographers of our time.

What You'll See

This year you will enjoy a refreshed curatorial approach, bringing awe-inspiring photographs to life. The various presentations will showcase photographs printed and presented digitally to enhance your visual experience. Embark on an inspiring journey to uncover award-winning images of captivating wildlife, compelling portraiture, luscious landscapes, impressive architecture, striking street shots and moving documentary projects - plus more! Find yourself amazed by the world around you.

There will also be a solo presentation of work by 2023 Photographer of the Year Edgar Martins. As part of his prize, Martins wins an exclusive space at this year's Sony World Photography Awards exhibition; he has decided to present an extended series of his winning project Our War, giving visitors the chance to delve deeper into the story, which is a homage to Martins’ friend, photojournalist Anton Hammerl, who was killed during the Libyan Civil War in 2011.

Sebastião Salgado Outstanding Contribution to Photography 

To celebrate Sebastião Salgado as this year's Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient, there will be a collection of his most powerful black and white imagery. The curation highlights the key themes and milestones over the last five decades of his career and will feature works from his early projects such as Gold (1986) and Workers (1993), as well as more recent series like Genesis (2011) and Amazônia (2019).

The acclaimed Brazilian photographer will also be giving a special talk on 19 April, 7pm at LSE, London. Enjoy an evening listening to Salgado sharing his insights into his unforgettable photographs and impressive projects. 

The Sebastião Salgado Talk is now sold out, but you can still book tickets to the exhibition featuring a considered selection of his career-defining photographs.

Image left: Kuwait, 1991 © Sebastião Salgado

Ticket information 

Standard tickets cost £15. National Art Pass holders receive 50% off standard tickets. Promo code holders can enter their discount code on the Somerset House website once they have chosen the date they'd like to visit the exhibition. There is a box on the top right of the page. 

Opening times are 11am to 8pm Monday to Sunday; the closing time on Bank Holiday Monday is 6pm.

For more ticketing and venue information, visit the Somerset House website


When you book your exhibition tickets on the Somerset House website, don't miss pre-ordering your 2024 Sony World Photography Awards book and tote bag.  

Telling the stories of our time, the annual Sony World Photography Awards hardback book invites its readers to discover and enjoy the best images by contemporary photographers from the past year. 

Don’t miss out on treating yourself to a striking, limited edition Sony World Photography Awards 100% cotton tote bag, released to coincide with the 2024 exhibition. Available in black and pink, what colour will you choose? Or will you treat yourself to both? 

Exhibition Partners

Exhibition Official Partner TIMEOUT

Time Out Group is a global media and hospitality business that curates and creates the best of the world’s greatest cities through its two divisions - Time Out Media and Time Out Market. Time Out launched in London in 1968 with a magazine to help people discover the exciting new urban cultures that had started up all over the city. Today, across the Group’s digital and physical platforms, Time Out’s professional journalists curate the best things to do, see and eat in 333 cities in 59 countries. 




Exhibition Media Partner

The Times is the oldest UK national newspaper in existence. Often referred to as ‘the paper of record’, it was first published as The Daily Universal Register on January 1, 1785. Honed over 200 years, The Times is an important part of the nation's cultural heritage providing balanced, insightful and trusted journalism. A multi-channel media operation, The Times is home to writers covering numerous subjects and award-winning investigative journalists. 



Exhibition Hotel Partner

Nestled in the vibrant heart of London, on one of the city's oldest and most distinguished streets, Strand Palace has been a cornerstone of London's hospitality scene since 1909. Following a breath-taking contemporary renovation in 2019, the hotel seamlessly blends modern comforts with traditional British charm, providing guests with an ideal setting for both leisure and business. With exclusive amenities such as a private bar, restaurant, complimentary onsite gym, and a guest service centre, Strand Palace is the trusted choice to be your preferred home away from home, with all of London’s highlights right on your doorstep. Use the code SWPA24 to receive 20% off Best Available Rate on flexible room bookings.



If you have any questions relating to ticket information or are having trouble booking please call Somerset House directly 0333 320 2836. Lines are open 9am - 9pm

Press tickets
All requests for press passes to the exhibition must be requested in advance via [email protected]

Somerset House
Strand, London