This is an update to these previous blogs:
- Sony World Photography Awards 2015 For All: Enter Now for Professional, Open, Youth and Cruises Competitions,
- Sony Canada + Sony World Photography Awards: Canada National Award 2015 is Open to All Canadians Until 5 January,
- 2015 Sony World Photography Awards: Announcing the Honorary Judging Committee for This Year’s Professional Competition, and
- Winner of Outstanding Contribution to Photography Prize is Announced: To Be Honoured at 2015 Sony World Photography Awards.
The 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards today announced the shortlists for its Professional, Open and Youth categories.
- Among the winners is Canadian photographer Donald Weber, for his piece entered in the Still Life category, who will now go on to compete for a $25,000 prize and the coveted L’Iris d’Or/ Photographer of the Year title.
The recipient, along with the winners of the Professional categories, overall Youth and Student winners plus the Open Photographer of the Year, will all be announced at the Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony on Thursday April 23, 2015.
- The winner of the “L’iris d’Or” and winners of each individual category will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.
- The winning and shortlisted images will go on show at Somerset House, London, UK, from April 24– May 10 and published in the 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.
- The exhibition will also include an intimate display of still images, books and films by Elliott Erwitt, recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award.
Please click on the following links to view the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist Winners:
Congratulations and Good Luck! / Félicitations et bonne chance!
Shortlist Revealed for Sony World Photography Awards, the World’s Biggest Photography Competition
24 Feb, 2015 23:03 CET
TORONTO, Ontario – February 24, 2015 – The 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition, today announced the shortlists for its Professional, Open and Youth categories. Among the winners is Canadian photographer Donald Weber, for his piece entered in the Still Life category.
Recognizing and rewarding the world’s best contemporary photography from the last year, the 2015 competition received the highest number of entries in its eight year history – 173,444 images from 171 countries – and a 24 per cent increase on 2014.
Speaking about the shortlisted images, Astrid Merget Motsenigos, Creative Director of the World Photography Organisation and organiser of the awards said:
“The sole purpose of the Sony World Photography Awards is to celebrate and appreciate the talented artists working in the photographic industry. Once again, the shortlist demonstrates the vibrancy, diversity and skill of both today’s established photographers and, as importantly, the growing army of citizen photographers for whom the awards offer unpreceded exposure and opportunity.”
Canadian shortlist winner Donald Weber will now go on to compete for a $25,000 prize and the coveted L’Iris d’Or/ Photographer of the Year title. The recipient, along with the winners of the Professional categories, overall Youth and Student winners plus the Open Photographer of the Year, will all be announced at the Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony on Thursday April 23, 2015. All winners will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.
The winning and shortlisted images will go on show at Somerset House, London from April 24– May 10 and published in the 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book. The images will be printed by theprintspace, our Official Exhibition Printer. Tickets can be booked at www.worldphoto.org/2015exhibition. The exhibition will also include an intimate display of still images, books and films by Elliott Erwitt, recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award.
- Images from the shortlist are available to download at press.worldphoto.org or via Image.net
- If using on Twitter please #SWPA and tag @WorldPhotoOrg
- View the full shortlist here
For any further information please contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Sony of Canada Ltd.
Jasmine Dhaliwal (on behalf of Sony of Canada Ltd.)
NATIONAL Public Relations
About World Photography Organisation (WPO)
WPO is a home where photography is celebrated and the art of the photographer is recognised. Working with professional, enthusiast and student photographers alike, the World Photography Organisation provides a global network across the photographic industry to not only to raise the level of conversation around the subject, but to increase awareness and appreciation of this artform. WPO hosts a year-round portfolio of industry and public events including: Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s largest photography competition and accompanying global exhibition; the World Photography Student Focus Programme, inspiring and working with the next generation of photographers, and Photo Shanghai, Asia Pacific’s premier art fair dedicated to photography. In addition, WPO has a thriving online presence via its website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and addresses the industry’s latest issues in its monthly online publication, The Magazine. For more information please visit www.worldphoto.org
About Sony of Canada Ltd.
Established in 1955, Sony of Canada Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in audio, video, communications and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Sony’s market-leading connected devices include BRAVIA® 4K televisions, Sony Mobile Smartphones and Tablets, Digital SLR cameras, Action-Cam and Handycam® Camcorders along with many other innovative products that deliver a true entertainment experience.
Sony is one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world with a portfolio that includes electronics, music, movies, PlayStation gaming and online businesses; the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) offers the ultimate destination to watch, listen, play and connect across Sony devices through one convenient account. Sony is an innovator in high-definition and 4K professional broadcast and video equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM® HD and CineAlta™ lines of cameras and camcorders, and SXRD™ and Laser light source LCD digital projectors. Sony also offers a full line of professional products for Audio, Medical, Security and Visual Imaging applications.
With headquarters in Toronto, sales offices in Vancouver and Montreal and a Whitby, Ontario distribution centre, Sony Canada employees support a network of more than 313 dealers and a number of Sony retail locations across Canada.
Sony Canada is devoted to the betterment of children, the environment, and the community. Through the Sony Canada Charitable Foundation (SCCF), Sony Canada aims to maximize its support of charitable and philanthropic organizations, including Make-A-Wish® Canada, the United Way of Canada and Earth Day Canada.
About Somerset House
A unique part of the London cultural scene, Somerset House is an historic building where surprising and original work comes to life.
From its 18thcentury origins, Somerset House has been a centre for debate and discussion – an intellectual powerhouse for the nation. Somerset House is today a key cultural destination in London in which to experience a broad range of artistic activity, engage with artists, designers and makers and be a part of a major creative forum – an environment that is relaxed, welcoming to all and inspirational to visit while providing a stimulating workplace for the cultural and creative industries.
Since its opening in 2000, Somerset House has built up a distinctive outdoor public programme including Skate, concerts, an open-air film season and a diverse range of temporary exhibitions throughout the site focusing on contemporary culture, with an extensive learning programme attached.
It is now the home of London Fashion Week in February and September each year and probably the biggest community of creative organisations in London including the The Courtauld Gallery and Institute of Art, King’s College London Cultural Institute and over 100 other creative businesses. We currently attract approximately 2.5 million visitors every year.
theprintspace was launched in 2007 and has quickly grown to become the UK’s leading professional photo and art printing service. They offer printing, mounting and framing, both online and in-house in Shoreditch, London. A firm favourite with creative artists and photographers, theprintspace’s award-winning service offers gallery-standard quality at affordable prices, which is why they are consistently chosen by Turner Prize-winning artists and National Portrait Gallery award-winners.
theprintspace has recently launched thehub, a new online ordering system which allows users to store their images online for easy reprints and create customised, branded online art stores to sell prints of their work directly to the public. This service is another demonstration of theprintspace’s commitment to providing creatives with the tools they need to succeed and prosper in the art and photography world. For specific media requests, please contact: Leo Scott, 0207 324 7104 / firstname.lastname@example.org