The World Photography Organization announces the winners of its competition

Eh Hussain

The World Photography Organization has announced the winners and shortlist of nominees for the open competition for the Sony World Photography Awards
, which celebrates the best shot of photographers in the world. The year 2021.

The contestants participated in more than

photos in the open competition for this year, and more than

were nominated. Photographer, in addition to the winners of the ten categories. Each winner receives digital imaging equipment from Sony as the competition continues for the title of Photographer of the Year and receives a prize 5000 USD.

The winner of the open competition will be announced at 12 April. The selected works of the winners and entrants will be presented at the Sony World Photography Awards Gala at Somerset House from 170000 April to May 2 170000.

Winners in the 10 categories:


Anthony Chan (Hong Kong) for Old Meets New, black and white photo She depicts the chaotic facade of a dilapidated industrial complex, in which the camera captures the elegant entrance to a skyscraper. The image highlights the clash between the past and the present in Hong Kong through the coexistence of old and new developments.


Isabel Salmon (UK) Photo Untitled, in which she documents her mother’s experiences with chronic vertigo and dizziness. Here, salmon explores the senses; She depicts her mother with her eyes closed in a glaring red light, head tilted as if trying to balance.


Vicente Ansola (Spain) Exodus, an evocative image of a field of wilted sunflowers dried by the deadly sun in Castilla León. The photographer’s imagination was drawn to the ostentation of the flowers, which reminded him of the old countryside of Spain, and the women who worked in the arid fields of Castilla.


Otsab Ahmed Akash (Bangladesh) for The Honey Collector’s photo, which depicts a honey collector from below examining a tray of honeycombs. In a typical rural scene in Bangladesh, honey collectors place bees’ nests near mustard fields and collect honey in the winter. Surfing festival, a snapshot of a windy day surfing in The Hague, Netherlands. Images highlight surfers’ shadows against gray waves and heavy rain.

Nature & Wildlife

Scott Wilson (UK) For Anger Management, a photo Dramatic black and white of a wild Mustang, bowing its head in a dust storm destination northwest of Colorado, United States.


Leonardo Reyes Gonzalez (Mexico) for a photo Segundo Uso (Second Use) II, a still life picture of discarded things. They are grouped together behind a blue wall with a balanced broken hat stand and a three-legged chair in different elegance.


Simone Coralini (Italy) by The Endless Summer – Surf Trip, black and white photo of 16 year-old surfer Simone Gentile. Coralini takes a picture of Simone as he’s just out of the sea, drops of water dripping off his cheeks.

From the Street

Etienne Sochaux (France) For Havana Running Away , a photograph of a quick moment of a child running down a street in Havana, Cuba, turning to look behind him at a car blocking the road. The black and white composition, crumbling building facades and an old car give a classic street look.


Nguyen Phuc Thanh (Vietnam) Photo by Bike with Flowers, It depicts a traditional florist on a bicycle in Hanoi, Vietnam. The photographer captured the bike as soon as it passed a wall full of pink ornaments, making the viewer think it was spilling from a biker’s baskets.

This year’s Open Competition was judged by Hideko Kataoka, Director of Photography at Newsweek Japan. Kataoka says: “I enjoyed judging this variety of categories ranging from still life to street portraits. Creativity and originality were very important in choosing the winning photo, and it’s great that it evokes the excitement and joy the photographers felt while taking the photos. Each photo in this competition has a coherent visual statement about a specific situation or circumstance in an elegant visual way. As evidenced by the many photos in this year’s list, black and white photography holds a special place in the hearts of many photographers, as the simplicity of black and white colors is able to convey the content of an image and draw the viewer’s attention to its subject.”