Apr
21

Sony World Photography Awards 2017: Winners announced

by
Rebecca Greig

At a ceremony in London last night the Sony World Photography Awards 2017 winners were announced

The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s biggest photography contest and last night it was announced that Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx was to be named as the Photographer the Year. Buyckx wins a $25,000 prize and won the landscape category of the professional competition with a stunning series of minimal black and white abstracts called Whiteout.

Sony World Photography Awards 2017: Winners announced
© Frederik Buyckx

The SWPA judges called the work ‘beautiful’ and hope the series will inspire photographers to capture elegance and not overlook the importance and beauty of what is present in our everyday.

Sony World Photography Awards 2017: Winners announced
© Frederik Buyckx

The 2017 Awards received over 227,000 entries from 183 countries and is the world’s largest photography competition. An exhibition of all the winning and shortlisted work, along with rare images by British photographer Martin Parr, recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize, will run at Somerset House, London from 21 April – 7 May.

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY WINNERS 

Sony World Photography Awards 2017: Winners announced

Architecture winner: Dongni, China

 

Sony World Photography Awards 2017: Winners announced

Conceptual winner – Sabine Cattaneo, Switzerland

 

Sony World Photography Awards 2017: Winners announced

Contemporary Issues winner – Tasneem Alsultan, Saudi Arabia

 

Sony World Photography Awards 2017: Winners announced

Current Affairs & News winner – Alessio Romenzi, Italy

 

Sony World Photography Awards 2017: Winners announced

Daily Life winner: Sandra Hoyn, Germany

 

Sony World Photography Awards 2017: Winners announced

Landscape winner: Frederik Buyckx, Belgium

 

Sony World Photography Awards 2017: Winners announced

Natural World winner: Will Burrard-Lucas, United Kingdom

 

Sony World Photography Awards 2017: Winners announced

Portraiture winner: George Mayer, Russian Federation\

 

Sony World Photography Awards 2017: Winners announced

Still Life winner: Henry Agudelo, Columbia

 

Sony World Photography Awards 2017: Winners announced

Sport winner: Yuan Peng, China

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