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  • 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Grand Prize Winners Revealed

    21st Apr 2016

    Following a record-breaking 230,103 submissions to its ninth edition, the winners of the world's largest photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards, have been announced. See the winners!

  • ZEISS Photography Award Winners Announced

    6th Apr 2016

    Tamina-Florentine Zuch, 25, is today announced as the winner of the first-ever ZEISS Photography Award, with her photo series documenting a train journey through India. The contest attracted 3,139 photographers from 116 countries – from Albania to Zimbabwe. A total of 22,000 images were submitted.

  • 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Open and Youth Winners Announced

    29th Mar 2016

    The Open and Youth winners were selected from a total of 103,005 entries. Each winning image was chosen as the single best shot in its category.

  • Dubai Photo Exhibition

    16th Mar 2016

    Today the inaugural Dubai Photo Exhibition (16th - 19th of March) opens at the Dubai Design District (d3), bringing together artworks from 23 countries, selected by 18 curators, celebrating the harmony and diversity of global photography on an unprecedented scale.

  • 2016 National Awards Competition Winners Revealed

    15th Mar 2016

    We are proud to announce the winners and runners-ups of the 2016 National Awards competition. From Argentina to Australia, Russia to Vietnam – see the best entries taken from the ten categories of the Sony World Photography Awards’ Open competition.

  • 2016 Student Focus Shortlist Revealed

    1st Mar 2016

    Ten young photographers are today announced on the shortlist for the 2016 Student Focus competition. A record number of entries from over 400 educational institutions worldwide were received.

  • Shortlist Announced: 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

    23rd Feb 2016

    We are delighted to reveal the shortlisted images from the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition.

  • Artistic Duo RongRong & inri Awarded Outstanding Contribution to Photography

    2nd Feb 2016

    Artistic duo RongRong & inri, the influential photographic husband and wife team who have shaped contemporary photography in China and around the world, will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize at the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

  • Tickets Now Available: 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

    29th Jan 2016

    Tickets are now available for the official 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, returning to the prestigious Somerset House, London from 22nd April - 8th May 2016.

  • Last Call: Enter #SWPA Professional Competition Now

    6th Jan 2016

    Do you have a series of work? Enter the Professional competition for free before 12th January, 2016, 11:59pm GMT. Avoid the rush, don't wait until the last few days to enter your images!