The winners of the world’s largest photography competition, the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, have been announced at an awards ceremony in London. The winning photographers were named in 17 categories, including Open, Youth, Student, and Professional.
The ninth edition of the awards saw 230,103 submissions, the most photo submissions entered to date. Iranian photojournalist Asghar Khamseh won the most coveted prize, the L’Iris d’Or Photographer of the Year, and was presented with prize money of $25,000. Khamseh's portrait series "Fire of Hatred" gave victims of acid attacks a platform on which to speak out.
L'Iris d'Or Photographer of the Year – "Fire of Hatred", by Asghar Khamseh, from Iran
Asghar Khamseh also won first place in the Professional Category of Contemporary Issues.
Contemporary Issues, 2nd Place – "China's Coal Dependence A Challenge For Climate", by Kevin Frayer, from Canada
Sport winner – "Second Best", by Nikolai Linares, from Denmark
Sport, 2nd place – "Little fighters", by Jens Juul, from Denmark
Landscape winner – "Land of Nothingness", by Maroesjka Lavigne, from Belgium
Landscape, 2nd place - "Ancient Chinese villages", by Maoyuan Cui, from China
Current Affairs winner – "In Search of the European Dream", by Angelos Tzortzinis, from Greece
Current Affairs, 2nd place – "Sinai Park", by Andrea and Magda, from Italy and France
Architecture winner – "Empire of dust", by Amélie Labourdette, from France
Architecture, 2nd place – "The tang dynasty tomb three series", by Hui Zhang, from China
Staged winner – "Iconic B", by Alberto Alicata, from Italy
Staged 2nd place – "Picasso's Women", by Cristina Vatielli, from Italy
Daily Life winner – "The Curse of Coal", by Espen Rasmussen, from Norway
Daily Life, 2nd place - "Jenny's Soul", by Sandra Hoyn, from Germany
Still Life winner – "Migrant Tomatoes", by Francesco Amorosino, from Italy
Still Life, 2nd place - "Animals vs. Jewelry", by Oliver Schwarzwald, from Germany
Portraiture winner – "Ebola Survivors", by Marcello Bonfanti, from Italy
Portraiture, 2nd place – "Stateless Women", by Fauzan Ijazah, from Indonesia
Campaign winner – "TransBrasil", by Jetmir Idrizi, from Kosovo
Campaign, 2nd place – "Lion", by David Chancellor, from the UK
People winner – "Nomadic Life Threatened on the Tibetan Plateau", by Kevin Frayer, from Canada
People, 2nd place – "Made in Korea", by Filippo Venturi, from Italy
Candid winner – "Waiting for the Candymen", by Kirstin Schmitt, form Germany
Candid, 2nd place – "If You Don't Drink Tea, You Are Not Chinese", by Nick Ng, from Malaysia
Environment winner – "Eagle Hunters of Western China", by Kevin Frayer, from Canada
Environment, 2nd place - Li Feng, from China
Matt Tucker is the UK Picture Editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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