SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS WINNERS REVEALED
British photographers triumph at this year’s awards
The winners of this year’s prestigious Sony World Photography Awards have been revealed. British artist Alys Tomlinson won the overall Photographer of the Year prize for her series Ex-Voto, which centred around pilgrimage sites in France, Poland and Ireland. The series, which was captured in black and white using large-format cameras, was praised by the jury for its “beautiful production, technical excellence and sensitive illustration of pilgrimage as a journey of discovery and sacrifice to a greater power.”
Other category winners included portrait photographer Tom Oldham and UK-based Portuguese photographer Edgar Martins, who respectively won the Portraiture and Still Life categories.
German photographer Candida Höfer, meanwhile, received the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award, a prize whose previous recipients have included Mary Ellen Mark, Eve Arnold, Elliott Erwitt and Martin Parr.
Now in its 11th year, the competition attracted a record number of entries from over 200 countries and territories. An exhibition with winning images was recently held at Somerset House, London.
Next year’s competition will open for submissions on 1 June.