2020 Winners and Shortlist Galleries

It’s an exciting day at the World Photography Organisation as today we’ve revealed the overall winners for this year’s Sony World Photography Awards. Created by the World Photography Organisation and sponsored by Sony, the Awards has four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student. It is one of the world’s largest and prestigious photography competitions, with more than 345,000 images from 203 countries and territories submitted across the four competitions for the 2020 edition. More than 135,000 images were entered into the Professional competition this year – the highest entries to date.

Lior Yaakobi, Israel, Shortlist, Open competition, Motion, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Veliko Karachiviev, Bulgaria, Shortlist, Open competition, Travel, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Kolton Almany, United States, Winner, Youth competition, Portraiture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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andrea staccioli, Italy, 3rd Place, Professional competition, Sport , 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Pablo Albarenga, Uruguay, Winner, Latin America Professional Award, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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2020 Winners and Shortlist Galleries
Sony World Photography Awards
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Image Quest

A huge milestone in the fifth edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest – the first selection of images are revealed as the eight-week countdown to the Winner Award Ceremony commences!

Innovation by Sony semi-finalists are revealed!

Lorenz Holder
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Luke Rasmussen
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Jeremy Bernard
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Frode Sandbech
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Pirmin Henseler
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With exactly eight weeks to go until the category winners and overall winner are announced at the Winner Award Ceremony, we’re excited to be able to announce the first selection of semi-finalists from the Innovation by Sony category! Semi-finalists include the previous edition’s overall winner, Lorenz Holder and it’s great to see some new faces alongside.

Don’t forget to mark November 20, 2019 in your calendar as the Winner Award Ceremony night – it will be the first time ever that you’ll be able to watch it via live streaming.

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Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2019

Red Bull Illume is the world’s greatest adventure and action sports imagery contest. It showcases the most creative and captivating images on the planet, while illuminating the passion, lifestyle and culture behind the photographers that shoot them.

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Ready for action and adventure

Insights and ideas from Scott Markewitz, action sports and lifestyle photographer

“I love doing lifestyle and portrait work in addition to action sports photography. I think I have a knack for capturing the spirit of my subjects and really conveying what they are experiencing at the time. There’s a certain light behind their eyes—a sense of adventure and fearlessness that I try to convey in my shots. Those fleeting moments of emotion and human interaction shine through. When I capture them, it’s a tremendously rewarding feeling.”

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Spotlight
Insights and ideas from Scott Markewitz, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® user

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Better Photography Photo of the Year Awards

Colourful. Emotive. Exotic. Creative. There are many ways we can describe Victoria McDonald’s Exotic Travel entry and the winner of the 2018 Better Photography Photo of the Year Award!

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Timothy Moon: Classic Landscapes Category Winner

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Pedro Jarque Krebs: Revealing Nature Winner

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Alain Schroeder: Incredible Sport Category Winner

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Andi abdul Halil: Revealing Nature Silver Award

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Ray Jennings: Exotic Travel Category Gold Award

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Timothy Moon: Classic Landscapes Category Silver Award

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Better Photography Photo of the Year Awards

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The story behind Lorenz Holder’s architectural action photograph

Action sports photographer Lorenz Holder dreamed of shooting skateboarding in a fine art style at a spectacular viaduct that he’d seen pictured online. He reveals the technical and creative steps he took to achieve his ambition, and how the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV proved key.

“I’m not a typical action sport photographer – I’d say I’m a fine art action sport photographer,” says Lorenz Holder. “Somebody once asked me what the perfect action sport photo is. For me, it’s an image that people would put on their wall even if the athlete was not in it. If you create a great surrounding and manage to get an athlete in there as well, then in my opinion this is the perfect action shot.”
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The story behind Lorenz Holder’s architectural action photograph
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