Federico Borella has been topped Photographer of the Year inside the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards.
The Italian photojournalist received the Documentary category for his ‘Five Degrees’ collection of images, and the judges also felt that this look at of the way climate change is influencing suicides of farmers in India became also worth of taking the pinnacle prize.
A beaming Borella informed the audience at London’s Hilton on Park Lane that he changed into delighted to acquire the award.
Prior to 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’, by means of 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 aid of Marinka Masséus (Netherlands)
Architecture: ‘Cut-Outs – Pools 2018’, via Stephan Zirwes (Germany)
Landscape: ‘To the South of the Colourful Clouds’, by means of Yan Wang Preston (UK)
Still Life: ‘Yuck’, with the aid of Nicolas Gaspard & Pauline Baert (France)
The glitzy awards ceremony saw all of the category winners flown in from everywhere in the international – entries to Sony World Photographer of the Year 2019 were received from 195 international locations.
There become additionally an Outstanding Contribution to Photography award, which was provided to a completely surprised however simply thrilled Nadav Kandar. The photographer, artist, and director quite simply met the criteria of creating a huge impact on the photographic medium.
Attendees on the awards were shown some of his contributions to pictures, including portraits of American presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, and Kandar’s award-triumphing series of pictures Yangtze, The Long River.
There have been also awards at the night time for Christy Lee Rogers (USA), 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 ‘Abuot’.
Plus, the National Awards programme runs across 62 countries to praise the first-class local photographic talent from across the globe.
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 Mississipi Delta.