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2018 Sony World Photography Awards Winners Announced Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

19 April 2018

The World Photography Organization has named the winners of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards at a London ceremony. Photographer of the Year, professional category winners and the Open, Youth and Student winners were announced.


Alys Tomlinson. Photographer of the Year, 2018.

The coveted Photographer of the Year title was presented to British artist Alys Tomlinson for her series Ex-Voto, winning the photographer $25,000. The work was praised by the jury for its beautiful production, technical excellence and sensitive illustration of pilgrimage as a journey of discovery and sacrifice to a greater power.

Tomlinson said "I am very surprised to have won, there is so much amazing photography in this competition. This is a huge boost both personally and professionally. It's a project I invested so much in, so this recognition makes it all worth it."


Selected from 10 category winners as the best single image in the world, Bulgarian Veselin Atanasov was recognized for his work Early Autumn and received a $5,000 prize. An IT specialist, Atanasov is a self-taught photographer who began shooting in 2014. The winning photograph captures autumn in the Central Balkan National Park.


From insightful documentation of worldwide cultural and political events to showcasing the natural world, the photographers below were selected by judges as the best series of photographs in the world.

  • Architecture: Gianmaria Gava (Italy), Buildings
  • Contemporary Issues: Fredrik Lerneryd (Sweden) Slum Ballet
  • Creative: Florian Ruiz (France), The White Contamination
  • Current Affairs & News: Mohd Samsul Mohd Said (Malaysia), Life Inside the Refugee Camp
  • Discovery: Alys Tomlinson (Britain), Ex-Voto
  • Landscape: Luca Locatelli (Italy), White Gold
  • Natural World & Wildlife: Roselena Ramistella (Italy), Deep Land
  • Portraiture: Tom Oldham (Britain), The Last of The Crooners
  • Sport: Balazs Gardi (Hungary), Buzkashi
  • Still Life: Edgar Martins (Portugal), Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes


  • Youth Photographer of the Year: Megan Johnson (USA), age 16
  • Student Photographer of the Year: Samuel Bolduc (Canada), age 20
  • Outstanding Contribution to Photography: Candida Höfer

Visit WPO's 2018 Professional Competition page to see galleries of the winning images.

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