Noel notes: “This is an incredible honor. Being recognized by the Sony World Photography Awards is one thing—being recognized for your first work in a new genre (portraiture) is something else entirely. I am excited for what this commendation will bring for me and I can’t wait to see my work exhibited in London”
The category winners for the Open competition will be announced March 28, and the overall Open Photographer of the Year title revealed April 20 at an awards ceremony in London. Prizes include the latest Sony digital imagery equipment, and a $5,000 cash prize.
As a commended photographer, Noel’s image will be shown alongside the awards’ other commended plus the shortlisted and winning images at the Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr – 2017 Exhibition in London from April 21-May 7. The commended image will also be given a global audience as it is published on the World Photography Organisation website.
Sony World Photography Awards
Produced by the World Photography Organisation, 2017 sees the 10th anniversary of the Sony World Photography Awards and a decade-long partnership with its headline sponsor, Sony.
Each year the awards recognize and reward the very best contemporary photography captured over the last year entered into any of the awards’ four competitions - Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus. With 49 nationalities represented, the 2017 shortlists reinforce the awards’ international appeal and unique ability to present the greatest images taken by photographers from all corners of the world on a truly global scale.
Each of the four competitions are judged anonymously by internationally acclaimed industry professionals, carefully selected by the World Photography Organisation. For full list of 2017 judges, please click here.
Commended and shortlisted images from across all competitions are available for publication at www.worldphoto.org/press
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