It really takes skill to capture the moment and take a good photo frame. In addition, to make the viewers feel that moment, to make them think, and to give an emotion is top-level for me. That’s why, I love platforms that show these talents to the world, support them and encourage photographers, and many organizations help this purpose like The World Photography Organisation(WPO). This organisation presents the photographers with a global platform to show their talents, and targets to improve the culture of photography.
Besides this WPO host many competition and events. One of them I would like to mention in this post is Sony World Photography Awards. Let’s check on what’s this competition and how impressive photographs have from all around the world😊
Sony World Photography Awards:
Sony World Photography Awards is an annual competition with entries from all over the world annually. Every year, it hosts impressive, successful, and new talents. This competition, where participation is free, includes 4 main topics. These are;
There are many kinds of awards from cash prizes to Sony digital equipment for winners. But most importantly, this competition allows you to show your photos to the world 😊 If you like taking a photo for unforgettable moments or showing the meaning of life, share your talents with Sony World Photography Awards.
Winners of Open competition 2022 has announced by The World Photography Organisation:
As I said, Sony World Photography Awards has 4 competitions and includes different categories. Today WPO has announced the winners of the Open competition between over 170.000 images, let’s look at ten categories and winners 😊
Antony Chan(Hong Kong) is the winner of this category with a black-white “Old Meets New” photograph. He presents us with that clash between past and new developments in Hong Kong in this picture.
Isabel Salmon (UK) strikingly reflects her mother’s experience of chronic vertigo and dizziness in her photograph titled Untitled.
For Exodus, photographer Vicente Ansola (Spain) captured a sun-dried sunflower field in Castilla León, highlighting his country’s rural past. While sunflowers are plants that generally follow the movement of the sun and shine, the photographer’s handling of them as dried reminded me of the food shortage that we all ignore.
Utsab Ahamed Akash (Bangladesh) reflects a rural side of his country for honey collectors with his photograph. Inside of the life and living style with one image.
Raido Nurk (Estonia) captured a great photo frame in the Hague, Netherlands while the weather was rainy and storming. Grey siluets of surfers against the wave and rainy, it definitely shows us “Surfing Festival”.
6. Natural World and Wildlife:
Here is a frame from the compound of nature and wildlife by Scott Wilson (UK) in northwest Colorado.
I never have been thought one hat stand and three-legged chair’s photo looks an artistic to me until I saw this picture. But here Leonardo Reyes-González (Mexico) changed my idea with his Segundo Uso (Second Use) II. He said us that discarded objects are still alive.
Simone Corallini (Italy) for The Endless Summer – Surf Trip captured 16-year-old surfer Simone Gentile with a black-white photo.
9. Street Photography:
I love pictures of streets. Always it shows us how life is going fast. And one of this kind of picture by Etienne Souchon (France) for Havana Running Away. Black-white scene of the street, a vintage car, child run and look behind, another side one girl going to somewhere maybe school and all of this combination give us the appearance of Havana street.
Here is the last category of Open competition is Travel. Nguyen Phuc Thanh (Vietnam) took a picture of traditional flower street seller cycling in Hanoi, Vietnam. The best part of this image I loved, while bike passing in front of the wall with flower decoration, he has shot just and it looks as flowers spilling from the rider’s basket.
And the last thing is about Open competition, the overall winner of the Open competition will be announced on 12 April. My favorite is “Bike with Flowers”😊 Which one is your favorite?😊