American photographer named Sony World Photography Awards 2012 winner

Sony World Photography Awards 2012: Mitch Dobrowner

American photographer Mitch Dobrowner has won the L’Iris d’Or title at last night’s Sony World Photography Awards 2012 ceremony.

The ceremony’s top award gives Dobrowner the title of 2012 Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year as well as $25,000 cash and a slew of Sony camera gear.

Sony World Photography Awards 2012: youth, open category winners revealed

Sony World Photography Awards 2012: open, youth winners revealed

Winners in the Youth and Open categories of the Sony World Photography Awards 2012 have been announced.

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… you’ll have to click to find out!

World Press Photo 2011 winner unveiled

World Press Photo 2011 - Credit: Samuel Aranda/Corbis Images/World Press Photo

The votes are in, and the World Press Photo of the Year 2011 award goes to Samuel Aranda from Spain.

Aranda, who was on assignment for The New York Times in Yemen, shot his image of a woman holding a wounded relative in her arms during clashes in Sanaa, Yemen, on 15 October 2011. The woman was inside a mosque being used as a field hospital by demonstrators who were clashing against the rule of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Winner of the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2011

"What we are...", by Lee Jeffries

The overall winner of this year’s competition was Lee Jeffries, a Manchester-based amateur photographer who submitted an image of a homeless man called “What we are…”