Open category winners are announced in the World Photo Organisation's annual competition
(Image credit: Sony World Photography Awards 2021)
The World Photography Organization has revealed the top ten images of the last year in Sony World Photography Awards 2021, as the open category winners are announced. From wildlife to street photography, from epic landscapes to quiet portraits - the shots show the sheer diversity of photography today.
Each winner receives imaging equipment from Sony to develop their vision and will go on to compete for the overall Open Photographer of the Year title and a US$5,000) reward. The overall Open winner will be announced on the 15 April. The full gallery of shortlisted images can be seen on the World Photo Org website.
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