Wednesday, 20 February 2013 02:38
19 February: The World Photography Organisation (WPO) today reveals the ten finalists of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Student Focus competition. The date also coincides with the release of a white paper on the future of photography education by WPO. Both events mark WPO's on-going commitment to support the emerging photographer and to discover the world's finest new photography talent.
Over 230 universities entered this year's Student Focus, which has established itself as the globe's leading student photography programme and competition and involves over 20,000 students. Photographers were asked to enter a single image to capture the spirit of celebration in their country.
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 02:18
The World Photography Organisation and Sony publish white paper
19 February: On the same day that the ten finalists of the Student Focus competition are announced, the World Photography Organisation, in association with Sony, publish a thought-provoking white paper on the future of photography education.
Born out of discussion with 19 of Europe's leading photography professors alongside Virginia Morrison, Executive Director of Society for Photography Education, and photographer Tom Ang, the aim of the white paper is to create a global dialogue on photographic teaching.
Both WPO and Sony are committed to supporting emerging photographic talent and the white paper was created to benefit institutions, educators and students.
The full report can be seen here (pdf) but, in summary, the white paper includes:
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 04:42
The winner of this year's International Photographic Competition is Erkan Kalenderli of Turkey. His winning entry, called 'The former type of leader', pictures a shepherd with his flock. Second placed image was taken by Anna Marriage from the UK and is called 'Leading by example, the ballerina', and in third place was Doron Talmi with the image 'Female Leadership'.
Saturday, 09 February 2013 01:42
The doors were closed to entries for the second-ever Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, the global celebration of the art of food photography, at midnight on Thursday 31 January.
"Entries kept on coming in right to the last second," says Caroline Kenyon, Director of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year. "We are really delighted to announce that we have trounced last year's entry figures by an astonishing 70%, with 5500 images coming from across the world."
Not only have the number of entries gone up exponentially, but also Twitter followers have doubled, as have website visits with visitors coming to the awards website from over 140 countries.
Thursday, 07 February 2013 16:30
The World Photography Organisation this week revealed the shortlists for the Professional, Open and Youth categories of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards.
In a year that saw over 122,000 entries from 170 countries – the highest number of submissions to date - the judges have selected a shortlist of photographs that stood out beyond all others for their impressive high quality, originality and modern appeal. Topics ranged from haunting shots of the Syrian conflict to the Obama presidential campaign; an intimate study of cinema-goers in Kabul to quirky and witty shots of the animal kingdom.
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