The Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition is shown each year at Somerset House, and is a must-see on the calendar of any photography fan. This year’s show opens on April 20, but they’ve just announced the winners of the National and Open categories.
British photographer Nick Dolding wins both the Open Portraiture category and the UK National Award for his photo ‘Emile’. Inspired by Wes Anderson’s ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’, the winning entry shows a man in a natty mustard turtleneck and corduroy jacket standing in front of yellow floral wallpaper and two vintage bird pictures. The Shoreditch-based photographer has admitted he likes the photo so much he has it as the home screen image on his mobile.
Now in its 11th year, the Sony Photography Award is the world’s most diverse photography competition. For 2018, they received 320,000 entries. From those, they’ve picked 63 National winners and 10 Open winners. The winners of the Open category are now put through to the next round to win the over-all Open prize, announced on April 19 - fingers crossed for Nick and Emile.
The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition run from April 20 - May 6 at Somerset House. To find out more, click here.