On Top of the World (Katelyn Wang, US, Youth Photographer of the Year)

Gallery: 16 extraordinary photos from the Grand prize winners of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

21st April 2017

The Grand prize winners of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards have just been announced. Check out these 16 amazing photos, from portraits to landscapes to wildlife

Shepherd (Frederik Buyckx, Belgium, Photographer of the Year) 

On Top of the World (Katelyn Wang, US, Youth Photographer of the Year)

Leaving Town (Frederik Buyckx, Belgium)

We are taking no prisoners (Alessio Romenzi, Italy, Current Affairs & News winner) 

Donkey (Frederik Buyckx, Belgium)

Mathilda (Alexander Vinogradov, Russian Federation, Open Photographer of the Year) 

Shepherd (Frederik Buyckx, Belgium)

9 (Sandra Hoyn, Germany, Daily Life winner)

Indelible Marks (Henry Agudelo, Columbia, Still Life winner)


The twins' gymnastics dream (Yuan Peng, China, Sport winner)

Only Hope (Michelle Daiana Gentile, Argentina, Student Photographer of the Year) 

Art. 115 – 1. (Sabine Cattaneo, Switzerland, Conceptual winner)

Nasiba (Tasneem Alsultan, Saudi Arabia, Contemporary Issues winner)

Following the Rain (Will Burrard-Lucas, United Kingdom, Natural World winner)

Overlap – Freeway (Dongni, China, Architecture winner)

Light. Shadows. Perfect woman (George Mayer, Russian Federation, Portraiture winner)

The above photos are taken from the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. The World Photography Organisation has named Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx as the Sony World Photography Awards’ 2017 Photographer of the Year. The Professional Category winners and finalists have also been named. An exhibition of all the winning and shortlisted work, along with rare image by British photographer Martin Parr, recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize, will run at Somerset House, London from April 21 April to May 7, 2017. See www.worldphoto.org/2017exhibition for more details.

Read our interview with Martin Parr here: hwww.wanderlust.co.uk/martin-parr-interview

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