New photo competition to celebrate indigenous cultures

Sinchi, a non-profit which promotes human rights and the preservation of indigenous cultures, has launched a new photography competition. The aim is to celebrate the strength and beauty of indigenous culture by offering the opportunity for visual storytellers around the world to be recognised for their talent and commitment to indigenous rights. Participants are invited to submit up to 6 photographs with accompanying captions with entries welcomed from remote and urban indigenous communities. Judges include photographer Jimmy Nelson, former NAIDOC artist of the year Wayne Quilliam and previous World Press Photo Editor Laura Beltran Villamizar. Entries can be made via: … Continue reading New photo competition to celebrate indigenous cultures

Sony World Photography Awards winners announced

The overall winners of the world’s largest photography competition have been named by the World Photography Organisation. After considering over 200,000 submissions the Honorary Judging Committee selected Iranian photojournalist Asghar Khamseh as the L’Iris d’Or Photographer of the Year. Khamseh’s winning work, Fire of Hatred, is a series of pictures showing the consequences of acid throwing attacks. © Kei Nomiyana, Japan, Open Photographer of the Year, Open Competition, Low Light, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Kei Nomiyama from Japan was named as the Open Photographer of the Year and winners of the Youth and Student Focus Photographers of the Year … Continue reading Sony World Photography Awards winners announced

Shortlist revealed for Sony World Photography Awards

Patrick Sinkel, Germany, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards A record number of entries have been received for the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition. Over 230,000 images have been entered into the Professional, Open and Youth competitions from 186 countries around the world.  Judges including Dominique Green (Consultant) and Sue Steward (Writer/Curator) have created a shortlist and winners will be announced on 21 April 2016.  The winning and shortlisted images will be displayed at Somerset House in London from 22 April to 8 May. “I was moved by the depth of passion and commitment the photgraphers … Continue reading Shortlist revealed for Sony World Photography Awards