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
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