Joy, destruction & despair... Sony World Photography Awards show us every emotion

The World Photography Organisation has revealed this year’s category winners and shortlist in the Open competition of the Sony World Photography Awards, recognising the best single images from 2019. The eclectic collection of winning images includes images of a dead fish in a plastic bag, a power station being demolished, and photo taken from on top of a moving train

More than 100 photographers were shortlisted in the 2020 competition alongside  ten category winners. Each winner receives  go on to compete for the prestigious overall Open Photographer of the Year title and a $5,000 (USD) reward. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.