Winner of the National category (Australia) revealed for Sony World Photography Awards
Lismore-based photographer, Marc Stapelberg has been named as the recipient of the 2019 National Award (Australia) in the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. The National Awards recognises the work of local photographers with the aim of promoting them on a global scale. Stapelberg’s image, Untitled, was selected as the single best image taken by any photographer of Australian nationality and living in Australia. The winning image captures a local indigenous man, Steven Walker, who has worked in Landcare for the past 15 years.
Speaking of his achievement, Stapelberg said:
“I am absolutely and completely humbled to be selected to be among such talented and profoundly beautiful image makers from across the world. There is not a person on the planet who has not been profoundly moved by a photograph they have seen. As children it expands our imagination and opens our eyes to the incredible planet we live on. This is the beauty of photography. To be able to contribute to this global archive of such significance is a real honour. Thank you to Sony World Photography Awards, the judges and fellow photographers.”
Now in its 12th year, the Sony World Photography Awards consists of four competition categories: Professional (for a body of works), Open (for a single image), Student (for academic institutions) and Youth (for 12-19 year olds). For the 2019 competition, 326,997 submissions by photographers from 195 countries and territories were received.
Along with the announcement of the 62 winners for the National Awards, winners for the 10 categories of the Open competition were also revealed, and appear below. The overall and Professional category winners of the Sony World Photography Awards will be announced on 17 April.
Open category winners
- Architecture: Philippe Sarfati, French with the image Heatwave
- Culture (supported by Culture Trip): Pan Jianhua, China Mainland with the image Shadow Puppetry
- Creative: Martin Stranka, Czech, with the image Dreamers and Warriors
- Motion: Christy Lee Rogers, American with the image Harmony
- Landscape: Hal Gage, American with the image Stumps, Alder Lake, Nisqually River, Oregon
- Natural World and Wildlife: Tracey Lund, British with the imageUnderwater Gannets
- Portraiture: Richard Ansett, British with the image Grayson Perry - Birth
- Still Life: Rachel Yee Laam Lai, Hong Kong SAR with the imagePeony and Leaves
- Street Photography: Carole Pariat, French with the image Open-Air Toilet
- Travel (supported by Eurostar): Nicolas Boyer, French with the image Woman Wearing a Wedding Dress
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