Italian artist Federico Borella has been topped the overall winner within the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. Borella’s collection Five Degrees, which documents male suicide within the farming network of Tamil Nadu, Southern India, was raised through the judges for its “sensitivity, technical excellence, and artistry in bringing to mild a worldwide concern.” He walked away with $25,000, together with a photographic kit courtesy of the competition sponsor Sony. Borella changed into certainly one of 10 Professional opposition class winners. The full list is as follows:
Architecture: Stephan Zirwes, Germany, for collection Cut-Outs – Pools 2018
Brief: Rebecca Fertinel, Belgium, for series Ubuntu – I Am Because We Are
Creative: Marinka Masséus, Netherlands, for the series Chosen [not] to be
Discovery: Jean-Marc Caimi & Valentina Piccinni, Italy, for the collection Güle Güle
Documentary: Federico Borella, Italy, for collection Five Degrees
Landscape: Yan Wang Preston, UK, for the collection To the South of the Colourful Clouds
Natural World & Wildlife: Jasper Doest, Netherlands, for the collection Meet Bob
Portraiture: Álvaro Laiz, Spain, for the collection The Edge
Sport: Alessandro Grassani, Italy, for the collection Boxing Against Violence: The Female Boxers Of Goma
Still Life: Nicolas Gaspard & Pauline Baert, France, for the series Yuck
Other winners consist of Hawaiian photographer Christy Lee Rogers, who scooped the Open Photographer of the Year prize for her work Harmony (pictured above), even as 18-year-antique photographer Zelle Westfall, based totally within the USA, gained the Youth Photographer of the Year. Spanish photographer Sergi Villanueva, meanwhile, walked away with the name of Student Photographer of the Year. Villanueva represented Universidad Jaume I and gained €30,000, well worth Sony photography gadgets for the college.
Nadav Kander, whose photographic career has been visible, shoots the whole thing from snapshots of celebrities and presidents via his Prix Pictet-prevailing collection, the Yangtze – The Long River, changed into presented the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize. Previous accolade recipients consist of Candida Höfer, Martin Parr, Eve Arnold, and Elliot Erwitt.
Images from this year’s winners, collectively with shortlisted and commended works, are now on display at the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London. The exhibition runs until May 6, earlier than going on an excursion around the world. Images additionally feature in a book that accompanies the awards. In its twelfth 12 months, the Sony World Photography Awards received a report-breaking 326,997 submissions from 195 nations this 12 months. The next 12 months’ competition is open for submissions from 1 June 2019.