The Sony World Photography Awards is the largest photo competition in the world. Now celebrating its 10th year, the awards program has received more than a million submissions since its inception.
For the “Professional Competition,” photographers must submit a body of work — at least five images — that explores a single subject. There are ten categories, and first-, second-, and third-place winners are chosen within each.
The highest honor within the competition is the “Photographer of the Year” award, which is chosen regardless of which category photographers submitted their work to. Keep scrolling to see this year’s winners.
First place, Architecture — Dongni, China
First place, Conceptual — Sabine Cattaneo, Switzerland
First place, Contemporary Issues — Tasneem Alsultan, Saudi Arabia