The Focus Award
The Focus Award is dedicated to using photography in order to raise awareness about global issues.
Every year since the launch of the Sony World Photography Awards in 2007, WPO has worked alongside Sony to partner with a new charitable organisation, awarding them with a year-long campaign to highlight a chosen area of their work.
Announced at the 2011 Sony World Photography Awards in April, the current Focus Award has been awarded to Save the Children. The focus of this new collaboration is to draw attention to the millions of children caught up in disasters around the world every year. Over the last year Save the Children has responded to children's needs in disasters like the earthquake in Haiti, the floods in Pakistan, the food crisis in Niger and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, as well as many others which never make it onto our TV screens. This partnership will help raise the profile of children caught up in these disasters and help save many more young lives.
Stay tuned, as more details about the project and how you can get involved will soon be be unveiled...
Image: © Jensen Walker / Getty Images for Save the Children