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Sony World Photography Awards come to London

December 2, 2010

For the first time in its history, the Sony World Photography Awards is being held in London on April 27, 2011. Previously held each April in Cannes at the prestigious Palais des Festivals, the move to London heralds an exciting new chapter for the world’s largest photographic awards programme. Billed as the global photographic event of the year, it celebrates the very best in photography from around the world, from the next generation of emerging photographers through to the esteemed masters of the art.

The awards will take place during the annual World Photography Festival & Exhibition which is being held at Somerset House from 26 April 2011, with the Festival running to 1 May and the exhibitions through to 22 May. This is the first time that London will host a major international photographic festival, and the programme will be packed with an eclectic mix of events, talks, seminars, workshops and exhibitions of the winning images from the 2011 Sony World Photography Awards. Honorary Judges for the 2011 Awards will be present and participating in the Festival, including Pulitzer prize winning photographer Liu Hueng Shing, world renowned photographer RJ Muna and industry leaders such as Elisabeth Biondi (Visuals Editor, New Yorker) Mike Trow (Photo Editor, British Vogue) and Caprice Horn (Director, Gallerie Caprice Horn).

Following World Photography Festivals in Shanghai in September 2010, San Francisco in November 2010, and Sao Paolo in March 2011, the six day Festival in London is open to everyone with a passion for photography – professionals, amateurs and students and, of course, the photo-loving public.

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