Federico Borella has been topped Photographer of the Year in the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. The Italian photojournalist received the Documentary category for his ‘Five Degrees’ collection of images. The judges also felt that this look at how climate change is influencing the suicides of farmers in India also became worth taking the pinnacle prize.
A beaming Borella informed London’s Hilton on Park Lane audience that he was delighted to acquire the award.
Before that, the total listing of expert category winners was announced.
2019 Sony World Photography Awards category winners
Sport: ‘Boxing Against Violence,’ by Alessandro Grassani (Italy)
Documentary: ‘Five Degrees,’ by way of Federico Borella (Italy)
Portraiture: ‘The Edge,’ using Álvaro Laiz (Spain)
Brief: ‘Ubuntu: I Am due to the fact We Are,’ by Rebecca Fertinel (Belgium)
Discovery: ‘Güle Güle,’ by using Jean-Marc Caimi & Valentina Piccini (Italy)
Natural World & Wildlife: ‘Meet Bob’ with the aid of Jasper Doest (Netherlands)
Creative: ‘Chosen (Not) to Be’, with the assistance of Marinka Masséus (Netherlands)
Architecture: ‘Cut-Outs – Pools 2018’, via Stephan Zirwes (Germany)
Landscape: ‘To the South of the Colourful Clouds,’ using Yan Wang Preston (UK)
Still Life: ‘Yuck,’ with the aid of Nicolas Gaspard & Pauline Baert (France)
The glitzy awards ceremony saw all category winners flown in from everywhere in the international – entries to Sony World Photographer of the Year 2019 were received from 195 international locations.
Additionally, an Outstanding Contribution to Photography award was provided to a completely surprised but simply thrilled Nadav Kandar. The photographer, artist, and director met the criteria of creating a huge impact on the photographic medium.
Attendees at the awards were shown some of his contributions to pictures, including portraits of American presidents, President Obama, Donald Trump, and Kandar’s award-triumphing series of images of the Yangtze, The Long River.
There have also been awards at the nighttime for Christy Lee Rogers (USA), who presented Open Photographer of the Year for her series ‘Harmony,’ as entered inside the ‘Motion’ class; Sergi Villanueva (Spain) took Student Photographer of the Year for a collection of pix associated with the theme ‘Belong’; and Zelle Westfall (USA) acquired the Youth Photographer of the Year trophy for her image ‘About.
The National Awards program also runs across 62 countries to praise the first-class local photographic talent globally.
The 2019 Zeiss Photography Award, exploring the topic ‘Seeing Beyond The Unexpected,’ went to Rory Doyle for ‘Delta Hill Riders’, a study of African American cowboys within the Mississippi Delta.