World’s Top Single Images from Sony World Photography Awards 2018

Carefully chosen from hundreds of thousands of entries worldwide, the winners of the Open competition and National Awards of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards are announced today.

With submissions in diverse subject matters, this year’s competition garnered an interesting collection of images that reflect a good variety in exemplary photography.

The 10 Open category winners were chosen by an expert panel of judges as the world’s very best single photographs, and the National Awards winners selected as the strongest single image taken by a local photographer across nearly 70  countries.

The winning works and their photographers are truly international, with images coming from Australia, Argentina, Cambodia, China, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and beyond.

Subject matter across the photographs could also not have been more diverse.  Photographers chose a variety of stunning landscapes, personal portraits, touching encounters and sporting moments as their inspiration.

The Open category winners are:

Architecture: Andreas Pohl, Germany, The Man and the Mysterious Tower 

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Landscape & Nature: Veselin Atanasov, Bulgaria, Early Autumn

Still Life: Richard Frishman, United States, Sunday Buffet at Jerry Mikeska’s BBQ; Columbus, Texas 2017

Portraiture: Nick Dolding, United Kingdom, Emile 

Travel: Mikkel Beiter, Denmark, Shapes of Lofoten

Street Photography: Manuel Armenis, Germany, Old Friends 

Enhanced: Klaus Lenzen, Germany, Every Breath you Take 

Wildlife: Justuna Zduczyk, Poland, An Unexpected Meeting

Motion: Fajar Kristianto, Indonesia, The Highest Platform

Culture: Panos Skordas, Greece, Young Minotaur