Sony World Photography Awards 2023: Open Competition Category Winners

The World Photography Organisation has unveiled the category winners and shortlisted images in the Open competition of the Sony World Photography Awards 2023, showcasing the best single photos from 2022.
The categories in the Open competition include portraiture, travel, natural world and wildlife, lifestyle, landscape, architecture, creative, motion, object and street photography.
More than 415,000 images from 200-plus countries and territories were submitted to the competition Sony World Photography Awards 2023 with over 200,000 entered into the Open competition.
Each winner receives digital imaging equipment from Sony and will go on to compete for the prestigious Open Photographer of the Year title and a $5,000 prize.
The overall winner of the Open competition will be announced at the Awards ceremony in London on April 13.
Selected winning and shortlisted images will be shown as part of the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at London’s Somerset House from April 14 – May 1, 2023.
The prestigious, free to enter international competition, now celebrating its 16th year, is a global voice for contemporary photography spanning a large array of photographic styles and subjects, from wildlife and natural landscapes to surreal street photography. (via

About WPO

World Photography Organisation is a leading global platform dedicated to the development and advancement of photographic culture. Its programming and competition initiatives provide valuable opportunities for artists working in photography and help broaden the conversation around their work.
The Sony World Photography Awards is the World Photography Organisation’s principal programme. Established in 2007, it is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious photography competitions; celebrating the work of leading and emerging practitioners and attracting tens of thousands of visitors annually to its exhibitions worldwide.
World Photography Organisation is the photography strand of Creo, responsible for delivering initiatives and programming across three sectors: photography, film and contemporary art.

All the Sony World Photography Awards winners and shortlisted photos can be seen on the Sony World Photography Awards 2023 website.

(Cover image © Azim Khan Ronnie – Open Competition – Lifestyle)

© Mark Benham - Open Competition - Architecture
© Boris Eldagsen - Open Competition - Creative
© Giorgos Rousopoulos - Open Competition - Landscape
© Zhenhuan Zhou - Open Competition - Motion
© Dinorah Graue - Open Competition - Natural World Wildlife
© Mieke Douglas - Open Competition - Object
© Sukhy Hullait - Open Competition - Portraiture
© Andreas Mikonauschke - Open Competition - Street Photography
@ Max Vere-Hodge - Open Competion - Travel

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