World Photography Organisation | Sony World Photography Awards 2020
Ο Παγκόσμιος Οργανισμός Φωτογραφίας (World Photography Organisation) ανακοίνωσε τους νικητές των National Awards των Sony World Photography Awards 2020.
Πρόκειται για μια πρωτοβουλία για την υποστήριξη τοπικών φωτογραφικών κοινοτήτων σε 63 χώρες / περιοχές από όλο τον κόσμο. Το πρόγραμμα επιβραβεύει έναν φωτογράφο από κάθε έθνος για μια αυτόνομη εικόνα και τους παρουσιάζει την ευκαιρία να παρουσιάσουν το έργο τους σε παγκόσμιο ακροατήριο στην περίφημη έκθεση Sony World Photography Awards 2020 στο Somerset House (Λονδίνο, 17 Απριλίου έως 4 Μαΐου).
Πάνω από 345.000 φωτογραφίες υποβλήθηκαν στον διαγωνισμό Sony World Photography Awards 2020 και πάνω από 190.000 συμμετείχαν στον ανοικτό διαγωνισμό (από τον οποίο επιλέχθηκε ο νικητής των εθνικών βραβείων) – ο μεγαλύτερος αριθμός συμμετοχών μέχρι σήμερα.
Νικητής Εθνικού Βραβείου των
Sony World Photography Awards 2020 για την Ελλάδα αναδείχθηκε ο Ηρακλής Κουγεμήτρος.
Ενδεικτικά μερικά έργα των νικητών. Το σύνολο είναι διαθέσιμο στον ιστότοπο του World Photography Organisation.
Image Name: Reminiscence
Photographer Name: Tonmoy Adhikary
Image Description: 'Black And White'
This photo is about someone I know who loves watching movies a lot. His love and affection of watching movies started when he was a little kid, in the era of VCR player. Today, in the age of modern day technology, the VCR player is now nearly extinct. But there are people even to this days who cherish those vintage ever loved devices and their priceless memories.
This photo is in Black and white in three different ways.
First, the photo itself is Black&White, Second, the VCR cassette in the photo is black and the eyes are white. And Third, there used to be a white piece of paper labeled on the cassette to write down the name of the film or content.
Copyright: © Tonmoy Adhikary, Bangladesh, Winner, National Awards, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Veil of Remembrance
Photographer Name: Kozjak Boris
Image Description: Tanja is her name, under the veil.
Taken 7.6.2019. in Virovitica, Northern Croatia.
Copyright: © Kozjak Boris, Croatia, Winner, National Awards, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Building
Photographer Name: Liliana Ochoa
Image Description: Workers assemble an iron structure during the construction of a building in Medellín, Colombia. This is a common scene in urban areas, and reflects the overflowing and uncontrolled growth of modern cities.
Copyright: © Liliana Ochoa, Colombia, Winner, National Awards, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Another Self
Photographer Name: Tianhu Yuan
Image Description: Another Self is an image from my ongoing project about Nijigen teenagers in China.
Copyright: © Tianhu Yuan, China, 1st Place, National Awards, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Sonia Suhl
Photographer Name: Inger Rønnenfelt
Image Description: I did stills on a Danish filmstudents film "Wolf" and this portrait of actress Sonia Suhl is one of those I found very special. The film is in black and white - as were all my photos. It was such a joy to make.
Copyright: © Inger Rønnenfelt, Denmark, Winner, National Awards, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Emptiness
Photographer Name: Iraklis Kougemitros
Image Description: An empty city. The feeling of loneliness and imprisonment.
Copyright: © Iraklis Kougemitros, Greece, Winner, National Awards, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Overwhelmed
Photographer Name: Ka Lok Kwok
Image Description: Blue is the colour of depression - an emotion that can only be emerged, not escaped. I tried to express my emotional status, which is feeling emotionally numb, or a general lack of emotion, by this photograph.
Copyright: © Ka Lok Kwok, Hong Kong, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Water Magic
Photographer Name: Isao Tabayashi
Image Description: Reflection of water gate at the ferry crossing of Hamarikyu park in Tokyo.
May 16, 2019
Copyright: © Isao Tabayashi, Japan, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: DJI_0563 完成 .jpg
Photographer Name: Tooru Iijima
Copyright: © Tooru Iijima, Japan, 1st Place, National Awards, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Autumn serpentine
Photographer Name: Arvids Baranovs
Image Description: Mountain serpentine in the mountains Romania during golden autumn.
Copyright: © Arvids Baranovs, Latvia, Winner, National Awards, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Red plaid dream.
Photographer Name: Hanako Kimura
Image Description: In a hotel at Osaka, January 2019.
Copyright: © Hanako Kimura, Japan, 2nd Place, National Awards, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Light Shadow and the Guards
Photographer Name: F. Dilek Uyar
Image Description: From the hard and dusty journey of sheep herd in Bitlis Turkey. I went to Bitlis to take photos in that city and take this in that period . Sheep has a great impartance in Bitlis. It was really hard to take these photos. Sheep has a great impartance in Bitlis. This photo is like a pastoral symphony .
Copyright: © F. Dilek Uyar, Turkey, Winner, National Awards, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Abiosis
Photographer Name: Chih Ning Tsai
Image Description: When it comes to the end, the biomass dead. Abiosis is a medical terms representing the absence of life. There is a word, ”Wu-Ji(無極)“ ,meaning apolar. It also underlines unbounded and endless. The Yin and Yang are two complete individuals. When they get together, they feel the whole.
I only edited the picture with color curves and eraser by photoshop. It is edited without layer-merged.
Copyright: © Chih Ning Tsai, Taiwan, 3rd Place, National Awards, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Hugging each other.jpg
Photographer Name: Youngchul Kim
Image Description: I shoot a fashion shoot in Seoul.
During the fashion shoots, I asked models to huge each other and think something peaceful and blessed.
Copyright: © Youngchul Kim, Korea (Republic of), 1st Place, National Awards, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Ο World Photography Organisation ανακοίνωσε τους νικητές φωτογράφους του διαγωνισμού Φοιτητών και πληροφορίες σχετικά με τα φωτογραφικά έργα των παραληπτών των Sony Student Grant 2019.
Περιλαμβάνονται επίσης οι λεπτομέρειες των φωτογράφων που έχουν επιλεγεί στον διαγωνισμό “Youth competition”.
Τα έργα των φοιτητών και των νέους και των αποδεκτών των Grant Student θα παρουσιαστούν στο πλαίσιο της έκθεσης Sony World Photography Awards 2020 στο Somerset House τον Απρίλιο.
Η λίστα μαθητών περιλαμβάνει σώματα δουλειάς δέκα φοιτητών από κορυφαία ιδρύματα τριτοβάθμιας εκπαίδευσης σε όλο τον κόσμο. Οι φοιτητές κλήθηκαν να υποβάλουν μια σειρά πέντε έως δέκα εικόνων δύο διαφορετικών ανακοινώσεων.
Και οι δέκα φωτογράφοι που έχουν επιλεγεί από τη λίστα έχουν κερδίσει ψηφιακό εξοπλισμό της Sony για να βοηθήσουν στην ολοκλήρωση του έργου τους.
Ο κατάλογος των σπουδαστών για το 2020 κρίθηκε από τον Tim Clark, επιμελητή, συγγραφέα και αρχισυντάκτη του 1000 Words.
Στην λίστα και η Ελληνίδα
, από το Ιωάννα Σακελλαράκη Royal College of Art UK
STUDENT COMPETITION 2020 SHORTLIST
Reyad Abedin, Bangladesh
Counter Foto – A Center for Visual Art
Robin Ansart, France
Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière
Micaela Del Sol Angulo, Peru
Centro de la Imagen
Fangbin Chen, China Mainland
Qilu University of Technology
Amy Davis, South Africa
CityVarsity Cape Town
Tobia Faverio, Italy
NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Ioanna Sakellaraki, Greece
Royal College of Art UK
Arantza Sánchez Reyes, Mexico
Chip Skingley, UK
University of the West of England
Ashley Tofa, New Zealand
The University of Aukland
Ενδεικτικά μερικά έργα των νικητών. Το σύνολο είναι διαθέσιμο στον ιστότοπο του World Photography Organisation
Image Name: Ioanna Sakellaraki, Greece, Student Shortlist, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Photographer Name: Ioanna Sakellaraki
Series Name: The Truth is in the Soil
Series Description: (Royal College of Art)
Inspired by the origins of ancient Greek laments, I dwelled within traditional communities of the last female professional mourners inhabiting the Mani peninsula of Greece looking for traces of bereavement and grief. My personal intention for realizing this project has been the impossible mourning of my father that is yet to come while making this body of work contemplating fabrications of grief in my culture and family. The series aims at expressing the strangeness of the present absence as a conceptual approach and commentary to cultural loss today. In a way, these images work as vehicles to mourn perished ideals of vitality, prosperity and belonging.
By connecting my poignant grief with the dramatisations performed by the professional mourners, I look into the subjective spirituality of Greek death rituals. I am interested in how the image affirms things in their disappearance and gives us the power to use things in their absence through fiction. During my making process, the distinction between the real and the imaginary and the disturbance between represented space and personality lead to a tangible experience of separation. Through my images, this separation becomes an encounter. The human figure becomes a space opening into the outside where the image finds its condition and disappears into it. The images lay between real and unreal allowing the viewer to believe in the real that is yet to come functioning as passages between sheltering something from death and establishing with death a relation of freedom.
Copyright: © Ioanna Sakellaraki, Greece, Student Shortlist, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Reyad Abedin, Bangladesh, Student Shortlist, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Photographer Name: Reyad Abedin
Series Name: The name of my city is dust and smoke and life
Series Description: (Counter Foto-A center for visual Arts)
There is no thinking, no seeing and no living not shaped by the infrastructural reality that we live in. As a photographer, what I see, what I think of worth capturing and what I feel important, are all determined by the concrete and ever-changing reality of the city I live in, i.e. Dhaka. I have been a witness to the transformation of this city, of how open fields have turned into multi-storied buildings, and now, I have been witnessing how fields once filled with catkin flowers have mutated into an urban jungle. For us, the Homo sapiens, there is a continuous interaction with the nature, which makes us what we are, and at the same time, decides what the non-human domain will be like. The influence of nature in the form of the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the flow of energy and information. Any unmediated intervention or radical change in the environment does not only result in devastating effects but also pose a threat to the human race itself. We do not and, possibly, cannot exist in absolute isolation. Behind the masquerade of rapid development, through which Dhaka is going now, secretly lies a crucially problematic understanding of our ecosystem. Dhaka, the city I live in, has a history with a legendary past. It possesses a distinct 'cultural identity'. Over the time, the city has gradually turned into a hub of cultural, political and commercial activities, resulting in the rapid growth of population. Dhaka is the most populated city in Bangladesh, and it is one of the most populated cities in the whole world. Dhaka city has a population of 19.84 million as of 2018 and the population density is 46,997 people per square kilometer. At present, Dhaka is going through major infrastructural changes without any proper planning and without considering the ecological impact this rapid change is going to cause. Dhaka’s trend in rapid development has created a different problem altogether in another direction. It has already left a devastating effect on the ecological balance of the environment in and around the city itself.
Copyright: © Reyad Abedin, Bangladesh, Student Shortlist, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Arantza Sánchez Reyes, Mexico, Student Shortlist, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Photographer Name: Arantza Sánchez Reyes
Series Name: Roots of cause
Series Description: (LCI Monterrey)
Monterrey, Mexico is already known as the most polluted city in Latino America. What can I do with this? I have fled from Mexico City (considered one of the most polluted cities on the planet) to study photography in a smaller and worse space. Today, one of the strongest problems is the destruction of its mountain ranges and characteristic mountains to build buildings and home room. 70% of the water is produced by these and that’s why the air is currently much more polluted.
Now I live in an individualized city, where there are few protests against it, but for this same individualization more and more people from their home are rebuilding their own and common space a little by making their own compost, returning to local agriculture, walking, recycle, etc … They seem small changes, but these changes are the hope of raising awareness of an apathetic city. Little by little an awakening begins on the part of society and this is more inclusive with the environment. This project focuses from the individual himself and in this connection between the mind, the senses that we can lose and the body with the environment and specially the earth itself.
Copyright: © Arantza Sánchez Reyes, Mexico, Student Shortlist, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Fangbin Chen, China Mainland, Student Shortlist, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Photographer Name: Fangbin Chen
Series Name: Guardians
Series Description: (Qilu University of Technology)
Before this Spring Festival, a sudden outbreak of a new type of coronavirus pneumonia shrouded Wuhan and quickly spread across the mainland of China. All the Chinese people have been in the war against Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia. The epidemic disaster is likely to be caused by predation of wild animals, which has given us a lesson that human beings are nothing but a part of nature and equal to all the other living creatures although they claim to be wiser and more intelligent. Arrogant human beings often assume that they can go faster, farther, and more lastingly. But we have to be vigilant in the face of painful disasters. Only by revering nature and loving those creatures who also share this world can human beings survive and thrive. The photographer records the moments of the fellow people in his hometown fighting the epidemic. On the front line, doctors, police, workers and farmers use their selfless love and devotion to protect their fellow people: village registrars in charge of the Epidemic Prevention and Control Form; temporary epidemic guards with disposable gloves; elderly people spraying disinfectant on cars at the entrance to villages; police and epidemic inspectors on duty outdoors ... This winter is extremely chilling, but people have launched a self-salvation with faith and love.
Copyright: © Fangbin Chen, China, Student Shortlist, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Micaela del Sol Angulo, Peru, Student Shortlist, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Photographer Name: Micaela del Sol Angulo
Series Name: Recycling, the invisible friend of the world
Series Description: (Centro de la Imagen)
Sustainability is a global problem that has been treated with greater force since worrying news about the threat to natural resources and pollution on the planet began to spread worldwide.
Not only environmental NGOs has been formed, but also, from civil society, citizens have begun to take initiatives, such as citizen protests, to raise awareness about the destruction of our planet and the disinterest of the authorities and the majority of inhabitants about his catastrophe.
Being the accumulation of garbage one of the main causes of the degradation of the oceans and soils, this is one of the main concerns of organizations and entities that warn about the negative impact of waste management. In this context, invisible and anonymous, there are people who explore the mountains of waste in the city looking for objects to recycle as a means of subsistence and, indirectly, collaborate to save the planet through their arduous recycling work.
This project explores the life of the recyclers we see every day in the city looking through the garbage and go unnoticed. The objective of this photographic series is to focus on these anonymous heroes who, unknowingly, collaborate to mitigate the harmful effects of the environmental catastrophe.
Copyright: © Micaela del Sol Angulo, Peru, Student Shortlist, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Joel Davies, United Kingdom, Sony Student Grant, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Photographer Name: Joel Davies
Series Name: We Reap What We Sow
Series Description: Islington, London, is the most densely populated district in the UK, with 16,097 people per square kilometre compared to the country’s average of 274. It is also the London borough with the least green space, in a city struggling with stress, depression and isolation. However, tucked within this very borough is a charity that has been tackling these urban issues for over four decades: Freightliners Farm.
A small city farm and open access space, Freightliners uses its humble 2.5 acres caring for rare and traditional breeds, growing a bountiful garden and orchard, and most crucially, cultivating a community.
The farm relies on donations, grants, and volunteers; all critical for the survival of the space. But what Freightliners takes, it gives back. Volunteers find skills, fitness, friendship, purpose and pride. Visitors welcomed with tranquility, charm, green space, familiar faces and conversation. It is a place to belong to. A community, for those needing one. But one only existing if it is supported.
And so in the future, as cities become larger, denser, and more expensive, it is vital that we increasingly value and fund spaces like Freightliners Farm. For the thousands per square kilometre, and for our own sakes.
After-all, we reap what we sow.
Copyright: © Joel Davies, United Kingdom, Sony Student Grant, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Tobias Kobborg Kristensen, Denmark, Sony Student Grant, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Photographer Name: Tobias Kobborg Kristensen
Series Name: Green Copenhagen
Series Description: Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is home for more than 600.000 people. The city has a goal to become the first carbon neutral capital by 2025. Since 2005 there has been an economic growth of 24%, meanwhile the city and its inhabitants has accomplished to reduce the carbon emission by 42%.
Two thirds of the emission is caused by the production of energy for the city; electricity, heat, etc.
The last third is emission created in relation to transport. To reach the final goal the city and its inhabitants has to work together to bring down emissions on both large and small scale.
Copyright: © Tobias Kobborg Kristensen, Denmark, Sony Student Grant, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Φέτος, ο Παγκόσμιος Οργανισμός Φωτογραφίας εισήγαγε μια νέα μορφή για τον διαγωνισμό YOUTH COMPETITION, η οποία είχε ως στόχο να δώσει περισσότερες ευκαιρίες σε νέους φωτογράφους και είχε ως αποτέλεσμα αύξηση των συμμετοχών πάνω από 50%. Από τον Ιούνιο έως τον Δεκέμβριο του 2019, οι συμμετέχοντες κλήθηκαν να υποβάλουν έως και τρεις εικόνες σχετικά με συγκεκριμένα μηνιαία θέματα. ανακοινώθηκε ένας νέος νικητής κατηγορίας για κάθε μήνα και προστέθηκε στον κατάλογο επιλογών για το βραβείο φωτογράφου νεολαίας της χρονιάς 2020.
YOUTH COMPETITION 2020 SHORTLIST
LANDSCAPE: Jason Chen, USA
ENVIRONMENT: Dita Suci Putri Rahmawati, Indonesia
NATURE & WILDLIFE: Bruce Bai, China Mainland
TRAVEL: Ram Kaushalyan, India
PORTRAITURE: Kolton Almany, USA
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY: Hsien-Pang Hsieh, Taiwan Region
OPEN CALL: Liam Moynihan, USA
Ενδεικτικά μερικά έργα των νικητών. Το σύνολο είναι διαθέσιμο στον ιστότοπο του World Photography Organisation
Image Name: The Lone Rock
Photographer Name: Adam Rábara
Image Description: The rock stands still, even if it is all alone...
Copyright: © Adam Rábara, Slovakia, Entry, Youth, Landscape, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: Rare Moment
Photographer Name: Tringko Ridho Nanda
Image Description: I took this photo yesterday, when the ring solar eclipse occurred. I was fascinated by the surroundings, how rare this moment was; and everyone is enthusiastic about the rare event.
Copyright: © Tringko Ridho Nanda, Indonesia, Entry, Youth, Open Call, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
Image Name: We don't live, we survive
Photographer Name: Berthon Paul
Image Description: I captured this moment in a windy and lunar field, hidden by a gold rescue blanket shaped like a marble sculpture. I've erased my feet in Photoshop to make this image more abstract and surreal, like a lost soul in this desert. It's about us : we live in a golden bubble where everything that is in the outside seems irrelevant. This seemingly flattering extention of our body turns us into a distorted monster that no longer has a place in its original environment.
Copyright: © Berthon Paul, France, Entry, Youth, Environment, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards