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Two local photograph­ers have taken out top category spots in the sixth annual Sony Alpha Awards, open to photograph­ers from Aotearoa and Australia. Auckland-based Jana Luo won the City/Street category in the 2021 awards programme, with a fogfilled view of Auckland’s inner suburbs shot from the summit of Mount Eden.

Wellington photograph­er Laurie Winter secured the top rank in the Landscape category, with a tranquil shot of Lake Wairarapa taken during a camping trip. The two photograph­ers, who are both self-taught, each received more than $2000 worth of new Sony gear for their category wins.

The overall competitio­n, which this year saw 4900 entries, was taken out by Australian photograph­er Matt Beaver. WAKING UP IN THE FOG, JANA LUO, CITY/STREET CATEGORY WINNER, SONY ALPHA AWARDS 2021

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