Photography competitions are a treat to the eye for most people lurking around on the web for something interesting to feed upon. And when the competition is organised by a brand as big as Sony, the quality of participation goes notches above. Sony’s World Photography Awards for the year 2013 saw some breathtaking shots as the participating entries. As fate and contest rules have it, not every entry can be awarded; although I believe every picture is very different from the other and it is pretty hard to judge them. But we do have some winners and it would be lovely to see some here.
Andrea Gjestvang, the professional photographer coming from Norway is a 32 year old bold woman, who has been announced as the best photographer of the year 2013 by Sony World Photography Awards. She had portrayed the children and young people who had survived the massacre in July 2011 on the island of Uteoya situated outside of Oslo. There were more than 122,000 applicants for the contest this year hailing from over 170 countries. The photographers had been judged depending on six different categories of competition which included Open, Professional, and Student Focus. The organizers have agreed to share some of their winning photographs this year.
Treat your eyes with our favorite 6 and tell us which one’s connected with you instantly and why!
This one’s a portrait by Andrea Gjestvang, who had taken up a project which she chose to call “One day in history”. Ylva Schenke, the protagonist of the picture says she bears her scars with utmost dignity because she believed in what she was standing for. This brave lady was shot in her shoulder, both her thighs, and also on the stomach.
2. Iselin Rose Borch is a girl of 15 living in Grong who took to hiding for saving herself. The shelter she chose was a big rock, beside the pump house on the island on the fateful day. She was later rescued by some tourists on a boat. After the massacre she could not sleep for days at a stretch and was afraid of the dark because she suffered from some ugly nightmares; completely understandable. So her mother advised her to get a dog, Athene. She enjoys sleeping on Iselin’s tummy each night, much like comfortingly hugging her to say, this too shall pass. This photograph was a winner in the Professional, People category.
3. This particular photograph won in the Professional Sports category. It is a whole series of images depicting the Olympic games journey 2012 ranging from the qualifying events of the game till the finals. Seen in frame is Melissa Wu from Australia practicing her diving skills on July 25th in London, during a training session at the Aquatic Center in Olympic Park.
4. Another award winning photograph on the series of sports imagery from the Olympic sports competition, won an award in the category of Professional Sports. Ryan Bailey form the United States of America lags behind Usain Bolt form Jamaica in the Men’s 100mt Final in the picture above. Quite the moment to capture so beautifully in your camera. Very well saying, you win some, you lose some, but that’s life my friend!
5. This photograph won the Youth Photographer of the Year in the category of Traditions. It depicts the traditional celebrations during the New Year Eve in Romania.
6. Winner in the category of Professional Portraiture, this series of photographs were based on the idea that all people on Earth are connected with each other in the sixth degree, hence the name – Six Degrees of Copenhagen. The concept is to meet people on the streets randomly, click their personal photos and then they send the photographers to someone they know, and that is how the chain continues.
7. People of North Korea had celebrated the 100th Birth Anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the founder of state in 2012. In 2011, the son of this public figure, Kim Jong Il, had passed away. North Korea was one of the most secretive country in the world from where information regarding any development never leaked out. This photo shows the unveiling of their statues by students and was the winner in the category of Professional Current Affairs.
Rights of all the pictures rest with the photographer and the competition organisers.
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