Sony World Photography Awards 2012
L’Iris d’Or and winners announced
- American photographer Mitch Dobrowner wins the prestigious L’Iris d’Or Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year 2012
- Tobias Bräuning from Germany announced as overall Open winner
- William Klein receives the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award
- Asef Ali Mohammad from Middlesex University, UK, wins Student Focus Award
American photographer Mitch Dobrowner has tonight, Thursday 26 April, been announced as this year’s winner of the coveted L’Iris d’Or – the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year.
Dobrowner was presented with the award during the Sony World Photography Awards Gala ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in London’s Park Lane for his extraordinary series of images, Storms. This is the second year in which the awards have been held in London having previously been held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. Over 112,000 images were entered into the 2012 competition from 171 countries – the largest number of entries to date.
Dobrowner said at the awards, ‘In landscape photography, there is one moment that will never be the same again. I want my images to do the speaking. That’s what photography is all about’.