Outcomes revealed! Open rivals class winners and shortlist

All images Open rivals, Sony World Pictures Awards 2020 – credit score in order of look: © Emma Williams, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Motion © Hong Chen, Hong Kong, Shortlist, Panorama © Ted Lau, United Kingdom, Finalist, Custom © Simone Bramante, Italy, Shortlist, Nonetheless Life

Instantly we launched the category winners and shortlist from the Sony World Pictures Awards 2020 Open rivals. Photographers every established and rising, and from an infinite range of backgrounds would possibly submit spectacular standalone images to thought of one in all 10 lessons: Construction, Creative, Custom, Panorama, Motion, Pure World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Nonetheless Life, Avenue Pictures and Journey. 

Larger than 345,000 images from 203 territories had been submitted all through the Awards’ four competitions – the easiest amount to date.

View the overall shortlist, finalist and sophistication winners throughout the Sony World Pictures Awards 2020 rivals proper right here. 


Emotional Geography is a black & white image that features 38° Parallelo, a pyramid-shaped sculpture by Mauro Staccioli which stands on the precise stage the place the geographical coordinates contact the 38th parallel.


Knot is a portrait of a youthful woman with a collage of symbolic components. This single black & white image is part of the gathering Hua (which means flower in Chinese language language) which seems to be like at flowers as metaphors of femininity.


Mark 5:28, {{a photograph}} capturing the second when members of the viewers had been invited on stage to bop at an Iggy Pop stay efficiency throughout the Sydney Opera Dwelling on 17 April 2019. Depicting Iggy Pop in a crowd of dancing followers, the image focuses on the singer, a woman reaching to the contact him and a stage assistant struggling to keep up people at bay. The scene, which was likened to a Caravaggio painting, conjures a biblical passage: On account of she thought, “If I merely contact his clothes, I’ll most likely be healed.” (Mark 5:25-34, line 28).


Ice Reflections, an image of a solitary iceberg, set in the direction of the fjord partitions in Northeast Greenland Nationwide Park. The iceberg and surrounding panorama are utterly mirrored throughout the clear waters of the river resulting in a painterly and abstract {{photograph}}.


Going Down!, a report of the second the four cooling towers of Ironbridge Vitality Station in Shropshire had been demolished on 6 December 2019.

Tai Chi Diagram, taken in Botswana, is a the picture that features two cheetahs licking each other clear following a worthwhile hunt – their place throughout the physique resembles the type of a Yin and Yang picture.


Black Francis, a black & white portrait, initially taken for MOJO Journal, of Pixies frontman Charles Thompson (aka Black Francis). When approaching the challenge Oldham, an expert portrait photographer, was painfully aware of the quite a few photoshoots his sitter has been the subject of and requested him to acknowledge his frustration with the strategy. The following image, picturing the singer digging his arms into his face, provided the suitable gesture and ran as a result of the lead image for the article.


A Plastic Ocean is {{a photograph}} of a dull fish seemingly struggling for breath in a plastic bag. The image objectives to deal with the plastic air air pollution catastrophe impacting our oceans.


Colombia Resiste, the {{photograph}} paperwork a protester throughout the metropolis of Medellin the place workers and avenue distributors had been collaborating in a march when the Medellin riot squad dispersed them. This demonstration is taken into account one in all many who’ve broken out all through Latin America currently for causes along with the rising worth of residing, inequality and lack of different.



Utilizing a Saharan Freight Follow was taken from the very best of the rear carriage of the iron-ore follow in Mauritania as a result of it was making its 700km prolonged journey from the coastal metropolis of Nouadhibou to the Saharan wilderness of Zouérat . Stretching 2.5km in dimension, it’s one in all many longest trains on this planet transporting larger than 200 carriages loaded with rocks.

Photos had been judged anonymously by Gisela Kayser, the Managing Director and Creative Director on the Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus cultural centre in Germany. The images had been chosen for his or her power to talk a visual narrative with great technical and creative talents. Worldwide in scope and materials, and rich and numerous of their brilliance, these photographs have an excellent time photographs’s vary as a result of it exists proper this second. The Open Photographer of the 12 months chosen from the 10 class winners will be revealed on 9 June on our on-line and social platforms. The winner is awarded $5,000 (USD) to develop their passion for photographs.

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