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2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

Don’t miss the major show of 2019: book your tickets now to enjoy today’s best global imagery at the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. 

“This exhibition is an excellent snapshot of a lot of the best photography of 2018.” 
Erin Barnett, Director of Exhibitions and Collections, International Center of Photography (USA) 

“The photographers we’ve selected who are part of this exhibition are very much the vanguard, they’re the next generation in the medium.”
Brendan Embser, Managing Editor, Aperture (USA) 


What you'll see 

Sensational images of our world go on show at the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. More than 800 photographs go on show at Somerset House, London, from April 18 to May 6. Winning and shortlisted images from the Award’s four competitions Professional, Open, Youth and Student, will be spread across the East and West Wing galleries of the venue. A unique curation of images by the Awards’ 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient Nadav Kander will be exhibited in the East Wing gallery.

In the West Wing gallery will be work by recipients of the 2018 Professional and Student Grants, the Sony Alpha Female Grant, as well as the shortlist and winning imagery of the ZEISS Photography Award 2019. Another highlight not to miss is the carefully curated set of images from The Swap Project, an initiative between the World Photography Organisation and the Creativehub where the global photography community swapped their best prints with one another.

Ticket Information

Ticket information
A limited number of weekday, weekend and concession tickets will be available to buy at the venue. Advanced booking is highly recommended.

Standard ticket admission
Weekday ticket (Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays) £10
Weekend ticket (including bank holidays) £14

Concession ticket £8 

Exclusive online ticket offer
Group ticket - 15% off when you book more than 10 standard tickets 
Lunchtime weekday ticket offer (Monday to Friday, 12 to
2pm) £5

Combination ticket: Nadav Kander in conversation + any time day ticket £25
April 18, 7 to 8.30pm
The Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, The Strand  
Talk by Nadav Kander, the 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient, with any time ticket to 
the exhibition   


About the Venue

Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames.

Offering a diverse and dynamic public programme of contemporary arts and culture, they are also a home to a large community of creative businesses, artists and makers, including Somerset House Studios. One of the city’s most spectacular and well-loved spaces, Somerset House is a place where art and culture is imagined, made and experienced by over 3 million visitors every year.

Full address:
Somerset House has four entrances. You can reach all of our galleries, restaurants and outdoor spaces from any entrance.
Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Public transport:
By underground
Temple (Circle & District lines; 250 metres, 5-minute walk)
Covent Garden (Piccadilly line; 650m, 8min)
Charing Cross (Bakerloo & Northern lines; 700m, 10min)
Embankment (Circle & District lines; 700m, 10min)

By bus
Buses 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 87, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1 and X68 all pass along the Strand and/or Aldwych, stopping within 100-200 metres of Somerset House.




Important Information

Any questions? 
If you have any questions relating to ticket information or are having trouble booking please call Somerset House directly 0333 320 2836.
Lines open 09.00-21.00 (GMT)
More contact information here


Press tickets
All requests for press tickets to the exhibition must be requested in advance via
Please note, press tickets are not available for the last weekend of the exhibition, and presentation of a press card on arrival will not gain you admittance.



2019 Outstanding Contribution to Photography

We are delighted to announce Nadav Kander is the recipient of our 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Photography award.   

Don’t miss: Nadav Kander in conversation plus anytime exhibition ticket 
Artist in Conversation: Nadav Kander and William A. Ewing

Thursday April 18, 7 to 8.30pm
Tickets cost £25 and include 
one time entrance to the exhibition at Somerset House
The Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, The Strand