The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards has announced its winners, and it’s a truly spectacular crop of images.
American photographer John Moore, a senior staff photographer at Getty Images, has taken the overall title for his powerful work documenting the ebola crisis in Liberia. Read more and see more of John’s images here.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Architecture – Cosmin Bumbuț, Romania
Arts & Culture – Aristide Economopoulos, United States
Campaign – Sebastian Gil Miranda, France (lives in Argentina)
Conceptual – Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh
Contemporary Issues – Scott Typaldos, Switzerland
Current Affairs – John Moore, United States
Landscape – Simon Norfolk, United Kingdom
Lifestyle – Li Fan China
People – Giovanni Troilo, Italy
Portraiture – Rubén Salgado Escudero, Spain (lives in Myanmar)
Sport – Riccardo Bononi, Italy
Still Life – Donald Weber, Canada
See images from all of these photographers in our gallery above (click to view full-screen. Be aware that the gallery contains some nudity).
German amateur photographer Armin Appel triumped in the Open Competition, designed for non-professionals, for his aerial image of Biberach an der Riss in Germany, taken while he was paragliding. To see Armin’s image and those of his competitors take a look at our gallery of the Open Competition.
Renowned Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize, however Erwitt was unable to attend in person due to injury.
Nineteen-year-old student Yong Lin Tan from Malaysia was awarded the Youth Photographer of the Year title, and Russian photographer Svetlana Blagodareva from Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University was chosen as Student Photographer of the Year.
All of the images will be on display at London’s Somerset House from 24 April to 10 May.