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Latin America Professional Award

Are you a photographer based in South America creating standout series? The Latin American Professional Award is for you! 

Set up to celebrate dynamic and inspiring photographic work currently created in Latin America, the World Photography Organisation and Sony Latin America created the Latin America Professional Award. 

The prize is open to all photographers from Latin American countries entering bodies of work (five to ten images) to the Professional competition, including Architecture & Design; Creative; Documentary Projects; Environment; Landscape; Portfolio; Portraiture; Sport; Still Life plus Wildlife & Nature. Now in its second year, the prize has uncovered some of the most talented photographers from the region and put their work on a local as well as global stage. Photographers receive Sony digital imaging equipment and exposure through a local regional exhibition within Latin America.

With thousands of people across the planet viewing the successful projects, the hope is for these photographers to benefit from publishing deals, gallery representation and international coverage. 

Speaking about the award, Scott Gray, CEO and Founder of the World Photography Organisation says: ‘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 prize will give insight to the diverse and vibrant practitioners working in the region.’

Latin America Professional Award Winners & Shortlist 2021

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Latin America Professional Award Winners & Shortlist 2020

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The winning photographer receives Sony digital imaging equipment and worldwide exposure through a dedicated online media campaign. A selection of the winning series is also printed in the Sony World Photography Awards book and is displayed in the annual exhibition. 

2021 winner Andrea Alkalay says about her win: ‘I am enormously grateful and proud for this prestigious award from the World Photography Organisation team. It is so important to give visibility to the artwork to reach a wider audience, and as an Argentine artist, it represents a great opportunity, especially in these very rare times. With this recognition, I am lucky to be able to show the world another way of seeing (which is a thought) opening a dialogue with other photographers or art media people.’

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. 

*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, 2021 - January 2022) Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.

The 2022 Sony World Photography Awards open 1st June, 2021. Don’t miss your chance to enter and become the next Professional Latin America Awards winner! Register your interest now!