Winners announced at Sony Photo Awards
BRITISH artist Alys Tomlinson has been named Photographer of the Year at the prestigious annual Sony World Photography Awards for her series ‘Ex-Voto’. She wins US$25,000. The jury praised the series for its beautiful production, technical excellence and sensitive illustration of pilgrimage as a journey of discovery and sacrifice to a greater power.
Tomlinson’s series was selected from the 10 category winners of the Professional competition, the winners of which were also announced at the same time.
The winner of the Open Photographer of the Year award went to Veselin Atanasov from Bulgaria. Selected from 10 category winners as the best single image in the world, his photograph ‘Early Autumn’ wins a US$5,000 prize.
All winners were invited to attend the ceremony in London and took home Sony digital imaging equipment. They will have their work published in the winners’ book, while their work will be shown as part of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House until 6 May. Next year’s competition opens for entries on 1 June.
Read more about the award winners on page 18.
Alys Tomlinson’s award-winning series ‘Ex-Voto’ was shot in France, Ireland and Poland