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2022 Sony World Photography Awards Announce Professional Winners

The Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) have just made their penultimate announcement for the 2022 competition. The finalists and shortlisted photographers for the professional competition have just been revealed, which means that all that remains is to announce the General Photographer of the Year 2022, who is selected from the 30 professional finalists (three in each of the 10 competition categories).

Unlike most photography competitions, the SWPA spreads out by announcing the winners, starting with the student and youth category, then the regional category, followed by the professional and finally the individual winner. Now in its 15th year, the SWPA considers 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, creation, documentary projects, environment, landscape, portfolio, portrait, wildlife & nature, still life and sport.

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sweet apocalypse (Image credit: © Alnis Stakle, Latvia, Finalist, Professional, Creative, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

This year, more than 340,000 images from 211 countries were submitted to the World Photography Awards and judges had to limit entries to just three finalists and up to seven winners in each category. The judges included Rahaab Allana, curator and editor at Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, New Delhi, Angela Ferreira, artist, independent photography curator and post-doctoral fellow at Escola de Belas Artes Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. They are joined by Deborah Klochko, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, Richmond Orlando Mesah, Founder and Creative Director of Manju Journal, Ghana and finally Mike Trow, Independent Curator, Photo Editor and President of the jury.

new waves (Image credit: A portrait of young makeup artist, Tom, from Croydon, UK, and the Artists Palette mountains in Death Valley, California)

Dorf (Image credit: © Domagoj Burilović, Croatia, Finalist, Professional, Architecture & Design, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

Condensed Cityscapes (Image credit: x© Rene Cassio Scholz, Germany, Shortlist, Professional, Architecture & Design, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

life on earth (Image credit: © Lorenzo Poli, Italy, Finalist, Professional, Landscape, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

Constellation (Image credit: © Raphaël Neal, UK, Finalist, Professional, Creative, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

The beauty of humanity (Image credit: © Anna Neubauer, Austria, Finalist, Professional, Portfolio, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

(Image credit: © Jason Au, Hong Kong, Shortlist, Professional, Architecture & Design, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

red beds (Image credit: © Jonas Daley, China, Shortlist, Professional, Landscape, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

Oceans and Seas – The Last Frontier (Image credit: © Graeme Purdy, Northern Ireland, Shortlist, Professional, Wildlife and Nature, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

On behalf of the judging panel, Mike Trow said, “The 2022 Sony World Photography Awards finalists and shortlist are as diverse, thought-provoking and, I believe, as powerful as ever. The level of work in the professional competition surprised me with its depth and variety. At one point we might all have thought the current Covid crisis meant the world had gone into lockdown, but when looking at these plans it’s clear that nothing could be further from the truth. »

The winner of each category will receive an impressive prize consisting of Sony digital imaging equipment, a certificate, a trophy, worldwide press exposure, inclusion in and a copy of the book , for inclusion in the exhibition, they will be promoted on the World Photography organization’s website and its online community. Second and third place will receive all of the above minus equipment and a trophy while shortlisted photographers will be included in the exhibit and receive media coverage.

The final announcement of Sony’s Photographer of the Year 2022 will be announced on April 12, and the exhibition will run at Somerset House in London from April 13 to May 2. Tickets are now available to purchase directly from the Somerset House booking platform.

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