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World Photography Awards 2023 Winners!

Posted on Mar 15, 2023

The winners of the Open category have been announced, featuring a haunting portrait, a racing cowgirl, and the Mundari tribe of South Sudan

The World Photography Organisation has announced the winners (and the shortlist) of the Open category of this year’s Sony World Photography Awards. Now in its 16th year, the competition recognises the best single shots from the past year in 10 categories: Architecture, Creative, Landscape, Lifestyle, Motion, Natural World & Wildlife, Object, Portraiture, Street Photography and Travel. It gives global photography a voice while providing vital insight into contemporary photography.

200,000 of the submitted total 415,000 were entered into the Open competition from photographers across the world. Each winner receives digital imaging equipment from Sony and will progress to compete for the prestigious Open Photographer of the Year title ­– and the coveted $5,000 cash prize.

The winners:

  • Architecture: Mark Benham, UK
  • Creative: Boris Eldagsen, Germany
  • Landscape: Giorgos Rousopoulos, Greece
  • Lifestyle: Azim Khan Ronnie, Bangladesh
  • Motion: Zhenhuan Zhou, China
  • Natural World & Wildlife: Dinorah Graue Obscura, Mexico
  • Object: Mieke Douglas, Netherlands
  • Portraiture: Sukhy Hullait, UK
  • Street Photography: Andreas Mikonauschke, Germany
  • Travel: Max Vere-Hodge, UK

The overall winner of the Open category is due to be announced at the Awards’ ceremony in London on 13 April. A selection of winners and shortlisted images will be displayed at the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House from 14 April – 1 May 2023.

For more information about winners and shortlists please visit

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