Home Art Dramatic Landscapes and Dazzling Portraits Spotlight International Views within the 2023 Sony World Images Awards — Colossal

Dramatic Landscapes and Dazzling Portraits Spotlight International Views within the 2023 Sony World Images Awards — Colossal




February 8, 2023

Kate Mothes

A photograph of a cyclist illuminated by street lamp on a rural road juxtaposed with a city in the background.

Gyu Seob Shim, Republic of Korea, 1st Place, Nationwide Awards. All pictures © the photographers, shared with permission courtesy of the Sony World Images Awards

From the sinuous traces of a leaping cat, to a large tortoise gliding alongside a snorkeler, to a lone bike owner illuminated on a highway juxtaposed towards a looming metropolis, the profitable pictures from this yr’s Sony World Images Awards (beforehand) showcase a exceptional slice of life captured by photographers hailing from 55 nations across the globe. Now in its sixteenth yr, the competitors garnered greater than 415,000 entries from greater than 200 nations and territories, about half of which had been entered into the operating for the Nationwide Awards, an initiative arrange by the World Images Group and Sony to help native photographic communities around the globe.

Take a look at a few of our favourite pictures beneath, and in the event you’re in London, cease by Somerset Home between April 14 and Could 1 to see all the profitable pictures on show, together with prime picks from the student, youth, open, {and professional} classes.


The Milky Way photographed over a mountain range and a frozen body of water.

Filip Hrebenda, Slovakia, Shortlist, Regional Awards

An overview photograph of a figure snorkeling beside a giant tortoise.

Thiện Nguyễn Ngọc, Vietnam, Winner, Nationwide Awards

A dramatic glacial shelf.

Huazheng Hong, Singapore, Winner, Nationwide Awards

A cat jumping in the air, photographed in black-and-white and creating an abstract, linear composition.

Kazutoshi Ono, Japan, 2nd Place, Nationwide Awards

A photograph of an owl peeking out from behind a tree limb.

Protap Shekhor Mohanto, Bangladesh, Winner, Nationwide Awards

A portrait of two women in black-and-white, one seated and one standing, holding an umbrella.

Nukabari Opuama, Nigeria, Winner, Nationwide Awards

A profile view of a colorful tree frog.

Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica, Shortlist, Latin America Nationwide Awards

A portrait of a woman seated in a classic convertible, resting on the door with her eyes closed, holding flowers and with flowers in the background.

Samia Berbiche, France, Winner, Nationwide Awards

A volcanic lava flow.

Niks Freimanis, Latvia, Shortlist, Regional Awards



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