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2019 Sony World Photography Awards Features Underwater Winner
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, April 19, 2019 @ 09:30 PM (EST)

 

The World Photography Organization has announced the winners of the the 12th annual Sony World Photography Awards. The competition received a record 326,997 entries, submitted from 195 countries and territories, across 10 categories.

While it was Italian shooter Federico Borello who won the coveted Photographer of the Year ​title for his series Five Degrees, it was the Open competition that will most interest underwater photographers. The category winner was Christy Lee Rogers, who captured her underwater image at night in a pool in Hawaii. The image, which she describes as “reality-bending,” is part of her Muses Collection. Another spectacular underwater shot was also shortlisted: “Underwater Gannets” by Tracey Lund.

The winning and shortlisted images are showcased in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House in London from April 18th to May 6th. Thereafter, the exhibition moves to Japan, Italy, and Germany. If you fancy your chances with your underwater imagery, you can enter the 2020 competition, which opens on June 1st, free of charge.
 

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Stephen Giderson
May 30, 2019 2:31 AM
Stephen Giderson wrote:
Shots taken underwater look stunning but as a person who can never hold my breath for too long, I get a little asphyxiated when I look at these photos. Nevertheless, definitely a job well done by both the photographer and the models. It takes great teamwork to achieve such amazing results.
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