A 13 year partnership with Sony bringing you one of the world’s leading photography competitions

Below are some of the winning and shortlisted images from the Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Open competition.

Hu Qing, China Mainland
Shortlist – Open competition – Travel
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Eng Tong Tan, Malaysia
Shortlist – Open competition – Architecture
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Gil Kreslavsky, Israel
Shortlist – Open competition – Culture
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Muriel Vekemans, Belgium
Shortlist – Open competition – Motion
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Hsiang Hui (Sylvester) Wong, Malaysia
Shortlist – Open competition – Landscape
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Guofei Li, China Mainland
Winner – Open competition – Natural World & Wildlife
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Sony World Photography Awards
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Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar.
The Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities for exposure of their work.

Impressive cultural photographs for you to explore the world from a different angle

The cultural images you see here were chosen for their power to communicate a visual narrative as well as the photographer’s excellent technical and creative skills. International in scope and subject matter, this collection celebrates the rich diversity of photography today.

艺兰 宋, China Mainland
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Kiarash Karami, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
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Santos Moreno Villar
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Pehuen Grotti, France
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Pan Jianhua, China Mainland
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Impressive cultural photographs for you to explore the world from a different angle
more at World Photo

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Discover 20 of Kyoto’s highlights and hidden gems

Timeless, elegant, tranquil: It’s no wonder Kyoto attracts almost four million international tourists a year. Japan’s capital from the eighth to the 19th centuries, the city was spared major damage during World War II and retains its architectural heritage and old-world charm.

In today’s Kyoto, deep-rooted traditions thrive in a 21st-century metropolis. The ancient temples, inspiring nature, bustling markets, contemporary art scene, and culinary culture beckon travelers of all types to explore the city’s hidden treasures.

by Harrison L.
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by M. Hiroki
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by Nguyen Quang Hung
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by Andrew Lewis
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by Marc Stapelberg
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Discover 20 of Kyoto’s highlights and hidden gems
In this historic city, age-old traditions mingle with a modern metropolis.
by Nano Betts

more at National Geographic

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Festival et Pèlerinage au Japon

Ascension du Mont Fuji et festival de Kanto Matsuri, un voyage au Japon au cœur des traditions.

Dans la gamme de nos voyages d’auteur, voici un programme particulièrement original pour découvrir le Japon au plus près de ses habitants ! Accompagné par Luciano Lepre, spécialiste du pays, cet itinéraire d’ambiance s’articule autour de 4 temps forts. Nous participons aux festivals d’été de Hanagasa Matsuri et Kanto Matsuri avec ses chars, ses danses et musiques folkloriques et ses costumes traditionnels. Une randonnée mystique avec les moines des montagnes “yamabushi” sur les chemins de pèlerinage et l’ascension de l’emblématique du Mont Fuji (3776 m) en compagnie de nombreux Japonais seront aussi d’autres moments forts de ce voyage. Un entraînement de sumo et la rencontre avec une maiko (apprentie geisha) permettront de d’entrevoir quelques traditions bien nippones ! La visite des incontournables villes de Tokyo et Kyoto complètent la découverte d’un pays atypique.

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2019 Sony World Photography Awards | Shortlist

Below are the successful shortlisted images from 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Open and Youth competitions. Winning images from Open competition shortlist will be revealed 26 February, the Youth winner will be selected from the shortlist and announced on 17 April 2019.

Lifeng Chen, China Mainland, ‘A Red River of Faith’
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Hal Gage, United States, ‘Stumps, Alder Lake, Nisqually River, Washington’
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Msaaed Al Gharibah, Kuwait, ‘Arabian Red Fox’
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Lu Quanhou , China Mainland, ‘Converge’
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Eng Chung Tong, Malaysia, ‘Synergy of Humanity’
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Sony World Photography Awards reveal stunning shortlist for 2019 Open and Youth competitions.
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