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2017 Open Competition

“Mathilda” by Russian photographer Alexander Vinogradov was selected as the best single photograph in the world and awarded the photographer $5,000 (USD) along with the Open Photographer of the Year title.

Vinogradov is an amateur photographer based in Moscow and his winning image is a portrait of a young girl, inspired by the French movie ‘Léon’. The photograph was selected from ten Open category winners announced on 28 March by a panel of judges led by British journalist and photographer Damien Demolder.

2017 Open Competition Winners

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2017 Open Competition Shortlist

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2017 Open Competition Commended

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Thank you to all those who attended the 2017 #SWPA Exhibition. See you same time next year!