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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Judges announced and new images for 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
“I would recommend the Sony World Photography Awards to all
photographers who want to highlight their work.” John Moore, 2015 L’Iris d’Or/ Photographer of the Year
The judges of the ninth edition of the Sony World Photography Awards,
the world’s largest photography competition organised by the World
Photography Organisation (WPO), are announced today.
Comprising of respected figures from across the industry, the judges’
role is to uncover and reward the world’s best contemporary photography
Jury The 2016 Honorary Jury, judging the Professional competition, includes:
Art categories: (Chair) David Campany, Writer and Curator (UK); Karen Knorr, Photographer and Professor, University for the Creative Arts (US/UK); Jean Jacques Naudet, Editorial Director, L’Oeil de la Photographie (France); Mariko Takeuchi, Photography Critic, Curator and Associate Professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design (Japan).
Documentary categories: (Chair) Dominique Green, Consultant (UK); Emma Lynch, Picture Editor, BBC Global News website (UK); Julien Jourdes, Co-Founder & Coo, Blink.la (US); Fiona Rogers, Global Business Development Manager, Magnum Photos (UK).
The Open competition will be chaired by Jael Marschner, Group Picture Editor, Time Out (UK) and the Student Focus competition will be judged by Simon Bainbridge, Editor, British Journal of Photography (UK); Mark Murrmann, Photo Editor, Mother Jones (US) and Matthew Tucker, Picture Editor, BuzzFeed UK (UK).
Deadlines Photographers of all abilities around the world are invited to enter their work for free at www.worldphoto.org. The deadlines are:
Open/ Youth/ National Awards: 5 January 2016
Professional: 12 January 2016
The full list of categories and competition descriptions can be seen here.
Images An exclusive selection of entries to the 2016 awards is available for publication at press.worldphoto.org
Prizes and Exhibition
The awards’ prizes include the latest Sony digital imaging equipment,
inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset
House, London, global exposure, inclusion in the 2016 awards’ book and
$30,000 (USD) for the overall winners.