Sony World Photography Awards 2022 announce the professional winners

Sony World Photography Awards 2022
2021+II: Utopia Broadcasting (Image credit: © Serena Dzenis, Australia, Shortlist, Professional, Architecture & Design, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

The Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) has just made its penultimate announcement in regards to the 2022 competition. The Finalists and shortlisted photographers for the professional competition have just been revealed which means all that’s left to announce is the overall Photographer of the Year 2022, which is selected from the 30 professional finalists (three from each of the competition's 10 categories).

Unlike most photography competitions, the SWPA spreads out announcing the winners, starting with the student and youth category, then the regional category, followed by professional and finally individual winner. Now in its 15th year, the SWPA regards photographers based on creativity, technical ability and their original approach to contemporary subjects. As usual, the competition is divided into several categories including architecture & design, creative, documentary projects, environment, landscape, portfolio, portraiture, wildlife & nature, still life and sport.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.