W.M. Hunt, Sony World Photography Awards head judge, on what wins

W.M. Hunt: head judge of the Sony World Photography Awards 2012

Winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2012 have been named, with American Mitch Dobrowner claiming the overall title of the L’Iris d’Or by the competition’s panel of nine judges.

We sat down with head judge W.M. Hunt prior to the awards ceremony, who kindly took time from preparing his speech to tell us what he looks for when evaluating an image as well as his thoughts on why curiosity is a key asset for every photographer.

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!

Sony World Photography Awards 2012 shortlist revealed

Sony World Photography Awards 2012 shortlist announced

The World Photography Organisation has revealed its shortlist for the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards.

Billed by organisers as the “global photographic event of the year,” the Sony World Photography Awards 2012 competition has recorded more than 112,000 entries from 171 countries, with the shortlisted images depicting a range of stories of extraordinary lives from around the world.