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Sony World Photography Awards 2012 Open and Youth Category Winners

March 20, 2012

Nature & Wildlife, Giovanni Frescura, Italy

Open & Youth Category Winners Announced

The awards take place alongside World Photo, London, a month long event that offers an eclectic mix of photographic events for all to enjoy.  Held at Somerset House, the opening weekend (27 – 30 April) will feature selected events such as portfolio reviews, workshops and symposiums, many led by the Honorary Judges for the 2012 Awards and other international industry experts.  The Sony World Photography Awards winners’ exhibitions, curated by Michael Benson and the Candlestar team, will continue through to 20 May 2012.

The Open Competition is for anyone with an interest in photography and photographers are judged on a single image. The category winners are: 

  • Architecture: Filippo Di Rosa (Italy)
  • Arts & Culture: Sanket K (India)
  • Enhanced: Victor Vargas Villafuerte (Mexico)
  • Low Light: Natalia Belentsova (Russian Federation)
  • Nature & Wildlife: Giovanni Frescura (Italy)
  • Panoramic: Denise Worden (United States)
  • People: Ana Gregorič (Slovenia)
  • Smile: Piotr Stasiuk (Poland)
  • Split Second: Tobias Bräuning (Germany)
  • Travel: Krzysztof Browko (Poland)

>> View the Open category winners here.

New for the 2012 Awards, the Youth Competition is open to anyone under the age of 20. The category winners are:

  • Culture: Kolyaskin Sergey (Russian Federation)
  • Environment: Bernard Pieterse (South Africa)
  • Portraits: Karina Sembe (Ukraine)

>> View the Youth category winners here.

The overall Open and Youth competition winners will be announced at the annual Sony World Photography Awards ceremony and gala dinner on 26th April at the Hilton Hotel in London’s Park Lane, hosted by the esteemed photographic consultant and 2012 Chair of Judges W.M. Hunt.