Lover of detail? Then, you are one of those people who notices even the minutest detail expressed via photography. And, photographs have a lot to tell, don’t they? Remember we shared with you shortlisted photos from the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards? Now, the results of one of the world’s largest and most extensive photography competition have been announced and the images are so stunning that we can’t take our eyes off it.
There are two winning categories announced – Open and National Award winners. Take a look at the Top 10 extraordinary photographs from across the globe from the Open categories.
1. Occulus by Tim Cornbill, United Kingdom, 1st Place, Open, Architecture.
2. Tai Chi by Jianguo Gong, China, 1st Place, Open, Culture.
3. #3 Hearth by Lise Johansson, Denmark, 1st Place, Open, Enhanced.
4. Submerged Field by Camilo Diaz, Colombia, 1st Place, Open, Motion.
5. Borderline by Hiroshi Tanita, Japan, 1st Place, Open, Nature.
6. Flamingos Soul by Alessandra Meniconzi, Switzerland, 1st Place, Open, Wildlife.
7. Mathilda by Alexander Vinogradov, Russian Federation, 1st Place, Open, Portraits (Open).
8. Sunrise at Sea by Sergey Dibtsev, Russian Federation, 1st Place, Open, Still Life (open).
9. Halloween Protagonists by Constantinos Sofikitis, Greece, 1st Place, Open, Street Photography.
10. Gasing up at Roy’s by Ralph Gräf, Germany, 1st Place, Open, Travel.
And, here are our picks from the National Award winners of the Sony World Photography Awards — a global program to find the best single photographs taken by local photographers in 66 countries. There are three Indians too.
1. Reckless Kids by Nikunj Rathod, India, 1st Place, National Awards
2. The Faith of Life by Avishek Das, India, 2nd Place, National Awards.
3. “In motion pictures, the actor rules. The camera served the actor”. – Richard Donner by Prabha Jayesh, India, 3rd Place, National Awards.
4. Howrah Bridge by Mohammad Amir Hamja, Bangladesh, 1st Place, National Awards.
5. Happiness by Shabir Mian , Pakistan, 1st Place, National Awards.
6. The Ballerina by Shashanka Chitrakar, Nepal, 1st Place, National Awards.
7. Wanaka Tree by Linda Cutche, New Zealander, 3rd Place, National Awards.
8. Life among the dead – a cemetery for the living by Aksel Martin Larsen, Denmark, 3rd Place, National Awards
9. Old Love by Zarni Myo Win, Myanmar, 3rd Place, National Awards.
10. Old River by Ivan Miladinov, Bulgaria, 1st Place, National Awards.
I am blown away by the magnificence and upon discovering the stories they say. Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.
Source: World Photography Organisation
All photographs have been taken after due permission from Sony World Photography Awards