Garden Hose Sneak Attack! Discover the latest winners of the World Photography Awards


The latest set of winners have just been announced for the Sony World Photography Awards 2022. Photographers from around the world are invited to participate and this year’s winners included photographers from France, Vietnam, Italy, Estonia and Bangladesh, among others.

In each of the ten categories – Architecture, Creativity, Landscape, Lifestyle, Movement, Natural World & Wildlife, Object, Portraiture, Street Photography and Travel – one overall winner is selected, along with ten shortlisted photographers. Over 170,000 images entered this year’s pro contest, so the competition was fierce.

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The professional competition judges for the 2022 award were a number of industry leading experts and photographers. Among them, Rahaab Allana, curator and publisher of the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, New Delhi; Ângela Ferriera, independent curator, writer and educator; and Nathali Herscdorfer, director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Le Locle, Switzerland.

Old meets new (Image credit: © Anthony Chan, Hong Kong, Winner, Open, Architecture, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

Deborah Klochko, California-based executive director and chief curator of the Museum of Photographic Arts, also joined the jury alongside Richmonond Orlando Mensah, the founder and creative director of Manju Journal in Ghana, and finally Mike Trow, an independent curator, photo editor. and president of the jury.

The winning and shortlisted images will be included in an exhibition taking place at multiple locations including Somerset House, London, United Kingdom from May 15 to April 02, and for the first time they will be presented at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool, UK, from November 10 to December 11, 2022.

This year’s entries include breathtaking black and white portraits, poignant and personal photo series, impeccably timed street shots, stunning shots of magical landscapes, and photos that depict the juxtaposition between old and new. The overall winner of the competition will be announced on April 12 and will receive a cash prize of $5,000 (approx £3,800 / AU$6,900) plus Sony imaging equipment.

To see a selection of our favorite images, scroll below or head over to Sony World Photography website to see all the winning and shortlisted images from each category.

fairy chimneys (Image credit: © Emre Çakmak, Turkey, Shortlist, Open, Street Photography, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

The area (Image credit: © Jonathan White, UK, Shortlist, Open, Street Photography, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

Segundo Uso (Second Use) II (Image credit: © Leonardo Reyes-González, Mexico, Winner, Open, Object, x)

Reading time (Image credit: © Marina Lattanzi, Argentina, Shortlist, Open, Lifestyle, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

Married (Image credit: © Olga Urbanek, Poland, Shortlist, Open, Portraiture, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

Mind my business (Image credit: © Ryan Rogers, USA, Shortlist, Open, Creative, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

Imagination (Image credit: © Shabnam Maleki, Iran, Shortlist, Open, Creative, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

The old man picks up the bag (Image credit: © Seyed Ali, Iran, Shortlist, Open, Street Photography, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

The honey collector (Image credit: © Utsab Ahamed Akash, Bangladesh, Winner, Open, Lifestyle, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

Exodus (Image credit: © Vicente Ansola, Spain, Winner, Open, Landscape, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

Poetic Flora (Image credit: © Wagner Pena, Brazil, Shortlist, Open, Portraiture, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

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