Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

Part of World Photo London


Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

Please note after 26th April tickets will only be available on the door at Somerset House.
Concessionary tickets are available on the door at Somerset House

Somerset House Opening Times: 

Please note, the exhibition will close at 18.00 on Friday 18 May for a private event and will stay open until 20.00 on Saturday 19 May. 

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: 11:00 - 19:00
Thursdays, Fridays: 11:00 - 20:00
Saturdays, Sundays: 10:00 - 18:00

Ticket gives you unlimited access to all exhibitions on the day of visit  

Experience a vast collection of international contemporary photography, spanning subjects from Current Affairs, Sport, Portraiture, Landscape, Fashion and more; beautifully curated by Michael Benson, Director, Candlestar

In this 5th annual collection, you will find hundreds of images on display from the winners and runner-ups of the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards.
 A selection of the following awards categories will be on display:

Professional CompetitionOpen CompetitionStudent Focus Awards | Moving Image Award | 3D Award | Outstanding Contribution to Photography 

Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Book Awards Exhibition:KKF

Proudly partnering with the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation for a second year running, an exciting showcase of the 2012 KKF Book Awards will be exhibited alongside the Sony World Photography Awards exhibitions

City Projects Exhibitions:

“Portraits of a City, A Mirror of our World”

The City Projects is a international workshop project that was launched at the World Photography Festival in Brazil, February 2011 with the São Paulo Portrait Project. This was swiftly followed with the momentous Royal Wedding Portrait and Documentary Project at the World Photography Festival in London, April 2011. For full information see our City Projects page.    


Save the Children proudly presents, OUR LIVES:
An intimate glimpse into the lives of British children growing up in poverty

STC ExhibitionAward winning photographers Simon Roberts, Liz Hingley, Laura Pannack, Abbie Trayler-Smith and Carol Allen-Storey spent a year working with families around the UK to create an intimate and compelling photographic portrayal of child poverty in the UK today, a reality faced by a shocking 3.5 million children.  Every child has hopes and dreams, but many have to struggle against the odds to achieve them. Children in poverty often don’t have a voice but they have the right to be heard. Our Lives tells the story of some of these children, the barriers they face and the resilience they show.
No child should be born without a chance.

Captions from top left clockwise – Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos, Simon Roberts, Carol Allen-Storey, Laura Pannack, Liz Hingley.


  • James Thornbrook 10/01/2012 22:25

    The perfect location for this fabulous event.

  • margaret 23/04/2012 17:56

    Having real problems registering for student tickets for business seminar on Sun 29th April 12 spent all day trying to register please help for myself and friend

  • David Reed 26/04/2012 16:00

    As Concessionary tickets are only available on the door at Somerset House, I guess I'll join the queue.

    I just hope it isn't too long!

    It was a great event in 20102 and this looks even better!

  • ironbed 14/05/2012 19:00

    So how exactly do I get to test my photography against the best in the world apart from forking out money to look at an exhibition in London?

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Time and Date of this Event

27th Apr 2012 at 00:00
20th May 2012 at 00:00

Members Attending this Event

48 members, including: