The Sony World Photo competition hands out awards annually to 4 different categories of photographers; Professional (for a body of work), open (to any single image), youth (photographers aged 12-19), and student focus. National Awards are also presented to one photo from each of almost 200 participating countries.  Below are some of my favorites, picking and choosing between image categories for the 2017 and 2018 winners:  Architecture, Culture, Enhanced, Landscape & Nature, Motion, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, Travel and Wildlife.

By Mauricia Lima, Brazil.
Indigenous children jump into the water as they play around the Tapajós river, in the Munduruku tribal area called Sawré Muybu.

Magical Sunrise, © Marcelo Portella, Brazil


Ballet, © Fredrik Lerneryd, Sweden.  Sometimes a photographer from one country wins for a photo taken in a different country.


© Lin Chen, China

By Tien Sang Kok, Malaysia National Award

Brendon Cremer, South Africa

By Mikhail Svetlov. Orthodox Easter service in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, Russia

By Kyaw Win Hlaing of Myanmar.   Mount Bromo, active volcano in East Java, Indonesia

Paranyu Pithayarungsarit, Thailand

Alex Andriesi, Romania

Annela Samuel, Estonia

Cesar Augusto Gaitan Cortez, Ecuador

Cesar Augusto Gaitan Cortez, Ecuador

by Igor Zenin

Chin Boon Leng, Singapore National Award

Zeyar Htun, Myanmar National Award

Au Hin Man, Hong Kong National Award

Firos Syed, Qatar

Homare Hamada
of Japan captured the full trajectory launch of the Stork rocket by using long exposure.

By Jianguao Gong, China more than 1300 people practice Tai Chi.

By Leyla Emektar, Turkey, Agricultural worker.

By Ales Krivec, Slovenia
I was waiting eagerly for the first cold winter morning after the snowy day. Finally the conditions were just as I wanted them to be. Still lake, beautiful pink/purple morning tones, snow on the trees and some fog for mystic atmosphere.

© Josselin Cornou, France

By Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, Svetlo zhora
The picture “Light from above” was taken in September 2016 in Santa Maddalena, Dolomiten, Italy. Beautiful light and humidity stood behind the nice play of light and shadows that morning. I was waiting as the small church was illuminated by the very first rays of Sun. 

Khalid Alsabat, Saudi Arabia

Martin Stranka, Czech Republic

Mustafa Jindi, United Arab Empirates, in Abu Dhabi

Lester Koh, Singpore, one of Singapore’s oldest Public housing buildings.

Shabir Mian, Pakistan

Simona Nalepkove, Czech Republic

Tim Cornbill, United Kingdom

Kyaw Win Hlaing, Myanmar, This image was taken at Sadan Cave, Pahan township, Karin State in Myanmar.

Kyaw Win Hlaing, Myanmar National Award

Walking, © Suphakaln Wongcompune, Thailand

Thanks to Sam for getting me started on this.




22 thoughts on “Sony Photo Winners, 2017, 2018

  1. Thank you for bringing parts of the world that I would never be able to see. Impressive and delightful.

  2. I couldn’t pick a fave-as i liked and enjoyed them all, thanks again for another of your usual superb selections.

  3. Truly a beautiful and amazing picturesque trip to places I would never be able to see. Thanks very much.

  4. Lucky to have been in some of these countries,thanks for returning the memories.

  5. Magnificent display of images and emotions! I am envious of those who can transfer their feelings in to a picture. Well done to you all and thanks for sharing.

  6. Absolutely superb photography.takes the viewer to places beyond the imagination

  7. Tüm fotolar çok güzeller.Yaratıcılarına ve ”Duskys Wonder Site”a teşekkürler

  8. I feel as if you give me a new life each time. I will be 94 ina few days. Never had the opportunity or means to travel and you fill in the real void in my life. THANK. E

  9. Don’t see the trees. They were another spectacular view from many I have enjoyed. Even when days are hectic, I find joy and peace looking at your delightful selections. Thank you so much.

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