'Oculus' - Tim Cornbill
Having just arrived in Berlin on a bright summer's day, my wife and I decided to take a morning walk along the River Spree. We soon came across a large concrete building, and I was immediately struck by its geometry and scale. Across the river, I positioned myself for a single point perspective and waited for the right moment to capture it. A couple came into the viewfinder and I noticed the cyclist out of the corner of my eye. I waited for them to move into the frame and hit the shutter to try and balance the composition.
© Tim Cornbill, United Kingdom, 1st Place, Open, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
'Tai Chi' - Jianguo Gong
December 10, 2016. Wuhan city in Hubei Province, the Yangtze River, more than 1 thousand and 300 people practicing taijiquan.
© Jianguo Gong, China, 1st Place, Open, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
'#3 Hearth' - Lise Johansson
'The series Hearth is exploring what it means to feel at home. The inspiration for the work came from the personal experience of returning to Denmark after many years of living abroad, realizing that I lost the warm sense of belonging I once used to have. For this project I’ve photographed architecture models of classic functionalist buildings, some of the earliest representations of what would later become archetypes of the Danish homes. Placing doll-like people in the models, distant, without any connection to their surroundings, Hearth seeks to apprehend the concept of home in its absence.
© Lise Johansson, Denmark, 1st Place, Open, Enhanced, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
'Submerged field' - Camilo Diaz
Everyday aims towards a collective goal. The Colombian national team is immersed in white, grey, and black, fighting together for the ultimate position. With accredited prestige, an invitation was sent to participate in the European Junior Championship, as a guest team.
Ana Maria and her team are constantly fighting, pushing their lungs to the limit and transforming their everyday lack of resources to an idea of opportunity. The volume of water suggests a calm while the surface gives constant chaos. It is in this scenario that the South American team is named youth world champion winners in Norway.
© Camilo Diaz, Colombia, 1st Place, Open, Motion, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
'borderline' - Hiroshi Tanita
The boundary line between blue and white, ice and snow which appeared in the pond to which thin ice came into winter.
© Hiroshi Tanita, Japan, 1st Place, Open, Nature, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
'Mathilda' - Alexander Vinogradov
Inspired by a movie Leon. Model: Anastasiya Marinina.
© Alexander Vinogradov, Russian Federation, 1st Place, Open, Portraits (Open), 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
'Sunrise at Sea' - Sergey Dibtsev
Not necessary to have money to travel by sea. Just use your imagination! Fabric and paper is all you need.
© Sergey Dibtsev, Russian Federation, 1st Place, Open, Still Life (open), 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
'Halloween Protagonists' - Constantinos Sofikitis
Halloween in NYC, one of the world's most unique parades and the spookiest holiday in the fall.
© Constantinos Sofikitis, Greece, 1st Place, Open, Street Photography, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
'Gasing Up At Roy's' - Ralph Gräf
Roy's Cafe, gas station and motel in Amboy, California. Part of my series "Roadside America". This photo was taken at the Historic Route 66.
© Ralph Gräf, Germany, 1st Place, Open, Travel, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
'FLAMINGOS SOUL' - Alessandra Meniconzi
I am not a wildlife photographer but when I saw the first time the flamingos on the shallow waters of Walvis Bay I really get crazy! Walvis Bay lagoon is synonymous of Flamingos and their beauty and elegance give me a lot of inspirations. There is not limit for my imaginations: I watched them from early morning till the end of the day. These fascinating-in-pink birds make me to finish the photographic cards very quickly.
© Alessandra Meniconzi, Switzerland, 1st Place, Open, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards