2013 Winners Exposed:

Each month, WPO profiles winners and finalists from the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards to learn more about their winning series, photographic process and style.

© Lin Chun Chung, 1st Place, Taiwan National Award, 2013 Sony World Photography AwardsLin Chun Chung

WPO speaks with the Taiwanese National Award winning photographer to learn about his winning "Bull Racing" photograph, what it was like to win the award, and his advice for aspiring amateur photographers.

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© Michael Farnell, 1st Place, Australia National Award, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Michael Farnell

Australian photographer Michale Farnell, who placed first in the 2013 Australia National Award, shares his path as an emerging student photographer.

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© Joshua Donnelly, 1st Place, New Zealand National Award, 2013 Sony World Photography AwardsJoshua Donnelly

WPO speaks with New Zealand National Award winner Joshua Donnelly about his photography, his captivating winning image and how he has found immense success just four years after entering the field.

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Thierry BouetThierry Bouët

WPO speaks to the photographer about his approach to his craft, his recently awarded series, “Parisian Twenties”, and his experiences throughout his longstanding and varied career.

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Ernest GohErnest Goh

Placing second in the Nature & Wildlife category, Ernest Goh's "COCKS!" series is part of a larger project focusing on animals. He shares with WPO his method behind shooting.

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Kuni TakahashiKuni Takahashi

Japanese Photographer Kuni Takahashi captures the regular lives of those in war-stricken Afghanistan.

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Daesung LeeDaesung Lee

Lee’s series, “On the Shore of the Vanishing Island,” which placed third in the Contemporary Issues category of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards, depicts local Ghoramara villagers on their shrinking land. 

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Myriam MeloniMyriam Meloni

Limousines: Who is inside? Where are they going? 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Arts & Culture Winner Myriam Meloni shares her experience shooting this eclectic series.

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Roman Pyatkovka

Roman Pyatkovka

Instead of focusing on the common post-Soviet debate of communist history, 2013 Professional Competition Conceptual Winner Roman Pyatkovka studies and reintroduces photographic evidence of the period, shifting the focus to emotional provocations and social dramas. 

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Christian Aslund

Christian Åslund

Twenty-eight stories above the bustling city of Hong Kong, Professional Competition Campaign Winner Christian Åslund found himself leaning out from roof decks in order to capture his subjects amidst the crowded streets below. He shares with WPO what went into the development of his winning series.

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Alecsandra DragoiAlecsandra Raluca Dragoi III

“Be ambitious and never give up,” 19-year-old Youth Photographer of the Year Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi says. “The world is in front of you, all you have to do is to be open to new experiences and to explore it.” 

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Alice Pavesi FioriAlice Pavesi Fiori

Italian photographer Alice Pavesi Fiori experienced her second year of recognition in the awards’ Fashion & Beauty category for her delicate images – all of which were shot on analogue. What’s more, these shots leave the clothes themselves out of the spotlight.

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Nenad SaljicNenad Saljic

Croatian photographer Nenad Saljic’s majestic images of the Matterhorn captivated the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards honorary jury’s attention to receive first place in this year’s Landscape category. WPO speaks to the photographer about his career path and the making of his captivating series.

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