The winning shots from the Sony World Photography Awards 2017
Take a moment to stop what you're doing and appreciate the world we live in. That is the goal of the Sony World Photography Awards.
This year sees the world’s biggest photography contest celebrate its 10th anniversary, with a new crop of winners that are nothing short of amazing.
The winner of the headline grabbing "Photographer of the Year" award went to Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx who took home $25,000 “for his winter landscape series, taken in remote areas of the Balkans, Scandinavia and Central Asia, titled Whiteout.”
“Landscape is often overlooked, but it is central to our existence,” said Zelda Cheatle, the chair of the judging panel, in a statement.” I hope this award will inspire many more photographers to take pictures that do not simply encompass the terrible aspects of life in these troubled times but also capture some of the joys and loveliness in each and every environment.”
“There is a peculiar transformation of nature when winter comes, when snow and ice start to dominate the landscape and when humans and animals have to deal with the extreme weather. The series investigates this struggle against disappearance,” said Buyckx of his work in a statement.