Winners in the Youth and Open categories of the Sony World Photography Awards 2012 have been announced.
After revealing their shortlist a few weeks ago, the World Photography Organisation announced the winners this morning who will be formally announced at the annual Sony World Photography Awards ceremony and gala dinner on 26 April at the Hilton Hotel in London’s Park Lane.
The Open Competition of the Sony World Photography Awards 2012 is for anyone with an interest in photography and photographers are judged on a single image. The winners in this category are:
Architecture: Filippo Di Rosa (Italy)
Arts & Culture: Sanket K (India)
Enhanced: Victor Vargas Villafuerte (Mexico)
Low Light: Natalia Belentsova (Russian Federation)
Nature & Wildlife: Giovanni Frescura (Italy)
Panoramic: Denise Worden (United States)
People: Ana Gregorič (Slovenia)
Smile: Piotr Stasiuk (Poland)
Split Second: Tobias Bräuning (Germany)
Travel: Krzysztof Browko (Poland)
New for the 2012 Awards, the Youth Competition is open to any photographer under the age of 20. The Youth category winners are:
Culture: Kolyaskin Sergey (Russian Federation)
Environment: Bernard Pieterse (South Africa)
Portraits: Karina Sembe (Ukraine)
The awards take place alongside World Photo, London, a month long event that offers a mix of photographic events at London’s Somerset House from the opening weekend of 27 – 30 April, which will feature selected events such as portfolio reviews, workshops and symposiums, many led by the Honorary Judges for the Sony World Photography Awards 2012 and other international industry experts.
The Sony World Photography Awards 2012 winners’ exhibitions, curated by Michael Benson and the Candlestar team, will continue through to 20 May 2012.
The World Photography Organisation has also announced today the shortlists for the 3D and Moving Image Award and winners for the Save The Children Photo Competition and Young Tate Award. For more information please visit the WPO website.