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Winners in Sony World Photography Awards 2010 announced

© Tommaso Ausili, from the series The Hidden Death, photo courtesy the photographer and Sony World Photography Awards 2010

Italian photographer Tommaso Ausili is the overall winner of the L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year award. Ausili’s series of photographs in the Contemporary Issues category, The Hidden Death, captures an assembly line at an abattoir. Ausili received a $25,000 cash prize plus Sony digital SLR camera equipment and he joins previous L’Iris d’Or winners, David Zimmerman and Vanessa Winship, as a member of the World Photographic Academy.

Tommaso Ausili said at the ceremony held in Cannes last night: “I’m very glad to receive this award. Since I started this series on the death of animals, I have felt an enormous sense of guilt, and this prize goes some way to repay that debt. Thanks to the Sony World Photography Awards for honouring my work with this prize.”

© Tommaso Ausili, from the series The Hidden Death, photo courtesy the photographer and Sony World Photography Awards 2010

Photographer Vitali Seitz was announced as the 2010 Sony World Amateur Photographer of the Year at the ceremony. Based in Munich, but originally from Siberia, Vitali’s image entitled, Hauskonzert: Home concert, was taken at an informal concert as part of a family birthday and also won the amateur Music category. Vitali wins a $5,000 cash prize and Sony digital SLR camera equipment.

The 12 professional winners spanned categories as diverse as fashion, architecture, current affairs and sport and were revealed alongside the Sony World Photography Awards Amateur Photographer of the Year as part of the World Photography Festival.

Chosen by the 2010 Honorary Judging Committee, comprising 12 World Photographic Academy members, the professional category winners are:

Photojournalism and Documentary
Walter Astrada (Argentina) for Current Affairs

Scott Barbour (New Zealand) for Sport

Tommaso Ausili (Italy) for Contemporary Issues

Paolo Pellegrin (Italy) for Arts and Entertainment

© Paolo Pellegrin, photo courtesy the photographer and courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010

Commercial

Martin Brent (United Kingdom) for Advertising

David Handley (United Kingdom) for Fashion

Mohammad Golchin (Iran) for Music

Fine Art
Philipp Lohöefener (Germany) for Architecture

Tommaso Bonaventura (Italy) for Portraiture

Renhui Zhao (Singapore) for Conceptual and Constructed

© Renhui Zhao, photo courtesy of the photographer and Sony World Photography Awards 2010

Pere Pascual (Spain) for Natural History

Peter Franck (Germany) for Landscape

Winning and shortlisted images will be showcased in the Sony World Photography Awards Global Tour exhibition throughout 2010 and 2011. To see the rest of the photos, go to Sony World Photography Awards.

Note: The 2011 Sony World Photography Awards opens for entries on Friday 28 May.