A quick news post for today as the winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2010 Amateur categories have been announced. I will return to the SEX auction tomorrow once I have some better sized images. For today, here are the nine winners selected from 43,745 amateur submissions from 144 countries. I have chosen some of the winning images that I particularly like. In the Conceptual & Constructed category, I have also selected an image by a young Czech photographer, Martin Stranka, from the same category who was shortlisted and whose work I will definitely be keeping an eye on.
The winners are:
Architecture – Marianna Marcantonini, Italy
Conceptual & Constructed – Jake Lowe, Australia
Documentary – Fredrik Jalhed, Sweden
Fashion – Alex Chebotar, Russia
Landscape – Hayri Kodal, Turkey
Music – Vitali Seitz, Germany
Natural History – Alex Goh, Malaysia
Portraiture – Richard Brocken, The Netherlands
Sport – Maksym Gorbatskyi, Ukraine
The winners were chosen by the Honorary Judging Committee, comprising world-renowned photographers, curators and representatives from leading international photo agencies, from a shortlist that was pre-selected by inspectors from iStockphoto. The amateur category winners will be showcased at the Winners’ Exhibition as part of the World Photography Festival in Cannes from 22-27 April. Each photographer will have their work published in the Sony World Photography Awards Winners’ Book and will then be exhibited around the world throughout 2010 and 2011 as part of the Sony World Photography Awards Global Tour.
The overall Sony World Photography Awards, Amateur Photographer of the Year will be chosen from the nine category winners and announced at the Sony World Photography Awards ceremony and gala evening in Cannes on Thursday 22 April. The overall winning amateur photographer will receive a $5,000 cash prize as well as Sony camera equipment. All the winning and shortlisted amateur images can be viewed at Sony World Photography Awards.